Actor John Fiedler, whose distinctive high-pitched voice brought life to Winnie-the-Poohs Piglet, died on June 25, 2005. He was 80.
Fiedler began voicing Piglet in the Oscar-winning short WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY in 1968 and continued up until his death. His other animation roles included Porcupine in THE FOX AND THE HOUND, Sexton Mouse in ROBIN HOOD, Deacon Owl in THE RESCUERS and a small role in THE EMPERORS NEW GROOVE.
Fielder will also be remembered for his stage, film and TV work, which included A RAISIN IN THE SUN on Broadway, TVs THE BOB NEWHART SHOW and TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET, and films such as 12 ANGRY MEN, THE ODD COUPLE, TRUE GRIT and THE SHAGGY D.A.
Fiedler is survived by his sister, Mary Dean and brother James.