Sunday, July 12, 2015

RIP Herbert Winters

RIP Herbert Winters

 Age 90, of Pasadena, CA, passed away July 4, 2015 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA. Born Herbert Schwartz on August 26, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of David and Alice Schwartz. The family moved to Wilmington, DE soon after. As a teenager, Herb opened a dance studio in Wilmington but then followed his dream to be a professional actor and moved to Hollywood, CA. Herb changed his last name to Winters and gained notoriety by working several years during the 60's & 70's on the hit TV shows - Bewitched and Laverne and Shirley. During show hiatus, Herb appeared in both movies and TV commercials. Herb was well respected in Hollywood circles and was elected president of his actors union guild with the support of Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery. Eventually, Herb retired from acting and began investing in multi-family real estate holdings.

 Preceded in death by his brother, Sidney in 2011, Herb is survived by his aunt, Ruth Goldstein of Fort Lauderdale, FL; two nephews, Steven Schwartz (Sandy) of Surpise, AZ and Arthur Schwartz (Susan) of Annandale, NJ and their sons, Michael Schwartz of Jersey City, NJ and Dr. Randall Schwartz (Yvonne) of Miami, FL.

 A graveside service will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Machzikey Hadas Cemetery, 318 Wildel Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720

WINTERS, Herbert
Born: 8/26/1924, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 7/4/2015, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.

Herbert Winters’ western – dialogue coach:
Blazing Saddles - 1974

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