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Roland Winters
Roland Winters
Credits
Role Howard McMann
Biographical Information
Birth Name Roland Winternitz
Birthdate November 22, 1904
Birthplace Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Death Date October 22, 1989 (age 84)
Death Place Englewood, New Jersey, United States

Roland Winters played Howard McMann, Chairman of the Board of McMann & Tate, in the fourth season episode, "The Man of the Year" (1968).

Biography[]

Roland Winters was an American character actor and writer. He was born Roland Winternitz in Boston, Massachusetts on November 22, 1904.

He was in his middle teens when he worked on a cargo ship that sailed to Central America and later to the West Indies during the summer. It was at about this time that Winters began his career on the stage, working in theater groups around Boston. In 1924, at the age of twenty, he was acting in Broadway productions, beginning with The Firebrand, which was produced by a friend of his brother. During this period, Winters also played bit parts in a couple of silent films.

In 1931, Winters got the job of announcing Braves and Red Sox games on radio station WNAC. He continued to work in radio until 1947, when he was cast in the role of Van Duyval in the Twentieth Century-Fox production of 13 Rue Madeleine which starred James Cagney. He played Charlie Chan in six films: The Chinese Ring (1947), Docks of New Orleans (1948), Shanghai Chest (1948), The Golden Eye (1948), The Feathered Serpent (1948) and The Sky Dragon (1949).

His Broadway credits include The Firebrand (1924), Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? (1958), A Cook for Mr. General (1961), Calculated Risk (1962), Minnie's Boys (1970) and The Country Girl (1972).

Winters' television appearances include Meet Millie, Lux Video Theatre, Kraft Theatre, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Dennis the Menace, The Defenders, The Lucy Show, The Red Skelton Hour, My Brother the Angel and Green Acres.

He was married to Ada C. Howe.

Roland Winters passed away from a stroke at the Actors Fund Nursing Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 84.

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