The guy who voiced Mr. Owl in Tootsie Pop cartoons also invented the artificial heart, "Paul Winchell built the prototype with the advice and input of Henry J. Heimlich, the doctor who invented the most famous method of saving choking victims, and received his patent in 1963. He later donated the patent to the University of Utah."
Ventriliquist Paul Winchell with Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff (right) in 1958 He was also an inventor . Winchell developed over 30 patents in his lifetime. He invented an artificial heart with the assistance of Dr. Henry Heimlich, the inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver, and held the first patent for such a device.He invented an artificial heart with the assistance of Dr. Henry Heimlich, and held the first patent for such a device.
Paul Winchell - Dublador de Dick Vigarista, vilão da série animada Corrida Maluca. Esse é um dos pontos fortes do currículo de Paul Winchell. Mas o artista foi além: criou e registrou a patente do primeiro coração mecânico para bombear sangue durante operações cardíacas. (Foto: Wikimedia Commons)