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    • Encouraged by his wife, Jonathan Winters entered a talent contest, where he wowed the audience and walked away with a gig as a disc jockey, a position that jump-started his career on a radio station (WING) in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio (1949). The rotund comedian was supposed to merely introduce the records and announce the temperature, but ever so gradually, his irrepressible ad-libs and improvisations took over the show.

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