Doodles Weaver on The Andy Griffith Show
|Born||Winstead Sheffield Weaver|
May 11, 1911
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Died||January 17, 1983 (aged 71)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Other name(s)||Doodles Win Weaver|
Winstead Sheffield "Doodles" Weaver (May 11, 1911 – January 17, 1983) was an American comedian on radio and television. The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised by CBS between October 3 1960 and April 1 Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh He was the brother of NBC-TV executive Sylvester "Pat" Weaver and the uncle of actress Sigourney Weaver. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Sylvester Laflin "Pat" Weaver Jr ( December 21, 1908 &ndash March 17, 2002) was a former radio advertising executive who was Sigourney Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an Academy Award -nominated American actress, best known for her roles as Lt
Born in Los Angeles, Weaver attended Stanford University, where he was a contributor to the Stanford Chaparral humor magazine. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in The Stanford Chaparral (also known as the Chappie) is Stanford University 's humor Magazine, established in 1899 by After he signed on as a member of Spike Jones' band, the City Slickers in 1946, he was heard on Jones' 1946-49 radio shows. Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones ( December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was a popular musician and bandleader specializing in performing He toured the country with the Spike Jones Music Depreciation Revues until 1951. The radio programs were often broadcast from cities where the Revue was staged. 
His satire of horse race announcers (William Tell Overture) received continual airplay: "It's Girdle in the stretch! Locomotive is on the rail! Apartment House is second with plenty of room! It's Cabbage by a head!", segueing into an impression of the gravelly-voiced Clem McCarthy, who forgets whether he's covering a horse race or a boxing match. Spike Jones and his City Slickers recorded a cover of Gioachino Rossini 's William Tell Overture. Clem McCarthy ( 9 September 1882 in Rochester New York - 4 June, 1962 in New York City, New York) was an American The race features an apparent nag called "Feitlebaum", who begins at long odds, runs almost the entire race a distant last -- yet suddenly emerges as the winner. This is a list of horses in fictional subjects Horses in mythology Arion, an immortal extremely swift horse Arvak and Alsvid Weaver also portrayed a character in the Jones troupe called Professor Feitlebaum. Part of the Professor's schtick was mixing up words and sentences in various songs and recitations, as if he were suffering from myopia and/or dyslexia.
Appearing on The Colgate Comedy Hour, Weaver did an Ajax cleanser commercial with a pig, and the audience reaction prompted the network to give him his own series. The Colgate Comedy Hour is an American comedy-musical variety series that aired on NBC network from 1950 to 1955. Ajax cleanser (or Ajax brand cleanser with bleach) is a powdered household and industrial cleaner introduced by Colgate-Palmolive in 1947 In 1951, The Doodles Weaver Show was NBC's summer replacement for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, telecast from June to September with Weaver, his wife Lois, vocalist Marion Colby and the comedy team of Dick Dana and Peanuts Mann. Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy Award -winning American comic actor and writer known as the leading man The show's premise involved Doodles dealing with an assignment to stage a no-budget television series using only the discarded costumes, sets and props left behind by more popular network TV shows off for the summer. 
He also hosted several children's television shows. In 1965, he starred in A Day with Doodles, a series of six-minute shorts, sold as alternative fare to cartoons for locally-hosted kiddie television programs. Each episode featured Weaver in a first-person plural adventure (e. g. , "Today we are a movie actor"), portraying himself and, behind false mustaches and costume hats, all the other characters, in slapstick comedy situations with a voiceover narration and minimal sets. 
He portrayed eccentric characters in guest appearances on such TV shows as Batman, Land of the Giants, Dragnet 1967 and The Monkees. He appeared in more than 90 films, including The Great Imposter (1961), Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963) and Jerry Lewis' The Nutty Professor (1963). Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American Comedian, award-winning actor producer writer and director best-known for his slapstick The Nutty Professor (1963 is a Paramount Pictures Feature film produced directed co-written (with Bill Richmond) and starring Jerry His last movie was Under the Rainbow (1981).
In 1966, Weaver recorded a novelty version of "Eleanor Rigby" -- singing, mixing up the words, insulting and interrupting, while playing the piano, injuring his hand and getting booed. " Eleanor Rigsby " is a song by The Beatles, originally released on the 1966 Album Revolver.
Weaver had a lifelong battle with alcoholism and faced declining health in his later years. Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions He committed suicide by gunshot at age 71. Rudy Vallee delivered the eulogy.
Weaver's book, Golden Spike, remains unpublished. 
The four DVD collector's boxed set, Spike Jones: The Legend, was released October 30, 2007. Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. It features Weaver's appearances on 1951-52 Spike Jones TV specials. 
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Weaver, Winstead Sheffield; Weaver, Doodles Win; Weaver, Winstead|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Comedian, actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 11, 1911|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 17, 1983|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Los Angeles, California, United States|