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Overview (4)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameJunius Conyers Matthews
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Junius Matthews was born Junius Conyers Matthews on June 12, 1890 in Illinois. He was determined to become a popular radio and television actor. He started out on stage, and got his first role in the classic The Silent Witness (1917), as Bud Morgan. Before the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939), he did the voice of the Tin Woodman on radio. He appeared in many movies, but he became really popular for the role of Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh movies from 1966 to 1977, such as Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966). In 1977, he did the voice of Rabbit in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977). He still did the voice although he was already 87. On January 18, 1978, he died at age 87 of natural causes.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: piccione2000

Trivia (11)

He was a private in World War I before becoming an actor.
Often worked with Martha Wentworth.
He often worked with Karl Swenson (1908-1978).
Other than providing the voice of Rabbit for Winnie the Pooh movies, he also used his voice for a radio version of Pooh before the movies came out.
Often worked with Sterling Holloway.
Did voices for many radio shows and specials from 1920s to 1930s, all the way to 1956.
Was a very popular radio & movie actor, appearing in over 50 radio specials and radio shows as a guest or regular.
Was originally a profolic theater and stage actor, finding success there, but later became a movie star, starring in a number of popular films such as The Lineup (1958), A Summer Place (1959), Half Angel (1951) and Black Angel (1946). He was also a prolific radio actor.
Suffered a stroke in 1977, which almost stopped him from voicing Rabbit in The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), but he managed to recover in time to do it.
Portrayed Wichita on CBS Radio's "Luke Slaughter of Tombstone" (1958).
Played Grandpa on the radio soap opera "David Harum".

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