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Laurie Main, Australian-born character actor (Welcome to Pooh Corner) died he was 89


Laurence George “Laurie” Main  was an Australian actor best known for hosting and narrating the children’s series Welcome to Pooh Corner, which aired on The Disney Channel during the 1980s  died he was 89.

Born in Melbourne, Main moved to England at the age of 16, making his acting debut in The Yellow Balloon.

(29 November 1922 – 8 February 2012)

 He immigrated to the United States in 1960, studying with Agnes Moorehead.

His television and movie guest appearances include Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Maverick, I Spy, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Get Smart, The Andy Griffith Show, The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, That Girl, Ironside, The Monkees, Hogan’s Heroes, Mayberry R.F.D., The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Daniel Boone, Family Affair, Bewitched, The Partridge Family, McMillan & Wife, Land of the Lost, Little House on the Prairie, Punky Brewster and Murder, She Wrote.

He was also the voice of Dr. Wat­son in the 1986 Dis­ney car­toon movie The Great Mouse Detective. He also nar­rated the Dis­ney ani­mated shorts Win­nie the Pooh Dis­cov­ers the Sea­sons (1981) and Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983). He also was the story reader on many Dis­ney Read-Along records, audio cassettes and compact discs.[1]

Main died on 8 February 2012 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 89.[2]

Filmography

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