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Holloway, Sterling

Actor and animated film voice Sterling Price Holloway was born in Cedartown, Georgia on January 4, 1905. Early, he became interested in acting, but because of his unique high-pitched voice and bushy hair, Holloway’s early stage roles were generally those of comical youth characters. In 1953, he became a regular character on the television series “The Life of Riley.” He then provided voices for many animated characters, such as Kaa the Pyton in Jungle Book and the Stork in Bambi. But of all roles, Holloway is best remembered not for his acting but for his instantly recognizable voice as Winnie-the-Pooh in the Walt Disney animated films. He died on Nov. 22, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.