George Winslow
1946 - 2015
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CAMP MEEKER, Calif. (AP) - A child actor best known for his role as Marilyn Monroe's young admirer in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" has died. He was 69.

A spokeswoman from the Sonoma County coroner's office says George Karl Wentzlaff died of a heart attack on June 14 at his Northern California home.

Wentzlaff appeared in several movies in the 1950s under the stage name George Winslow. His raspy voice and deadpan comedic delivery helped him land roles in movies starring Cary Grant and Clifton Webb.

He stole scenes as the pint-sized suitor who told Monroe's character she possessed a "certain animal magnetism" in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Wentzlaff retired from show business at 12. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and retired from the U.S. Postal Service a few years ago.


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Published in Los Angeles Times on Jun. 22, 2015.
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March 30, 2021
I really liked his face. So adorable.perfect little gentleman
Lunda Bush
Friend
February 9, 2021
A memorable character!
Kurt Mundstock
Acquaintance
December 21, 2020
George, you are surely missed, most remember you as "Foghorn" from your movies, but you are remembered too and missed as an intellectual man, and cate lover. RIP Sir!
Rev. L. "Robert" Page
Acquaintance
January 20, 2020
RIP George. last time we talked 1956 Ridgewood military Academy. sorry to hear of his death. Jim Wilson Reno nevada.
James Wilson
Classmate
April 15, 2018
My great uncle Bert Clark has a friend in heaven now.
Rachel Johnson
Acquaintance
December 13, 2016
Matthew McGuire
December 4, 2016
Valenda Newell
December 23, 2015
You always made me laugh! What better tribute than that!
Mike Donovan
December 18, 2015
Clairesterling
August 14, 2015
You are not forgotten. A talented child actor is every bit as vital as any adult actor.
July 1, 2015
George Winslow Is the Greatest Actor of his lifetime.
Grady Youngblood
June 28, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the Winslow family.
Psalms 37:11
June 27, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Hope Constant-Carter
June 26, 2015
I hope you find some comfort in the memories & joys you had and know sickness, pain and death that we deal with now will one day be no more for this has been promised to us.
June 25, 2015
Condolences to the family. Know that our loving cares and will provide comfort.
June 25, 2015
The death of a loved one can cause much sadness, but the promise of perfect life in Paradise free of all sickness, pain, and sorrow can be oh so assuring. My condolences to the family of George Winslow for your loss!
A Fellow Boomer
June 24, 2015
My all time favorite movie is My Pal, Gus. Thanks for such a great memory. Rest in Peace, Mr. Winslow.
June 24, 2015
Please continue to draw close to God and he will draw close to you. He promises to unite loved ones on a Paradise Earth in the future. Psalms 37:29.
anita
June 23, 2015
Prayers, thoughts & deep condolences to the family, friends & associates of George Winslow. I recently re-watched "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and once again laughed out loud at George's iconic performance. I remember him from his other movies, too. He was a very special child actor. May he rest in peace and may the perpetual light shine upon him.
Nancy Woodwell-Freedman
June 23, 2015
As a Cub Scout in Mr. Scoutmaster, with Clifton Webb, his performance encouraged me to pursue Scouting for all three of my sons - who all became Eagle Scouts. My deepest condolences to his family.
Bill Hebenstreit
June 23, 2015
Dear Winslow family,
I always enjoyed seeing George in Monkey Business and other Cary Grant films. I was saddened to learn of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
Patti R
June 23, 2015
Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
J C
June 23, 2015
God bless you George and all those who love you.
Sheila
June 22, 2015
Steve page
June 22, 2015
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
June 22, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers sent up for the family.
June 22, 2015
Thank You for Serving Our Country.
Zeke Kravitz
June 22, 2015
In God's care rest in peace
Dwayne Bickham,Sr.
June 22, 2015
Linda Tracy
June 22, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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