April 12, 2013
Brother Jonathan Winters, Pledged to Lambda '50, passed away yesterday evening at the age of 87. Brother Winters indisputably lived up to the standard of Jolly-Good Fellow. Star of such films as "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming," Winters was hailed a comedy genius and considered to be one of the greatest improvisational comics ever. Aside from his career in show business, Brother Winters was also an accomplished abstract painter and served as a Marine in World War II.
"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it." - Jonathan Winters