Laurie Main

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Laurie Main
Born Laurence George Main
(1922-11-29)29 November 1922
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 8 February 2012(2012-02-08) (aged 89)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1953–1993

Laurence George "Laurie" Main (29 November 1922 – 8 February 2012) was an Australian actor best known for hosting and narrating the children's series Welcome to Pooh Corner, which aired on The Disney Channel during the 1980s.

Born in Melbourne, Main moved to England at the age of 16, making his acting debut in The Yellow Balloon. He immigrated to the United States in 1960, studying with Agnes Moorehead.

His television and movie guest appearances include Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Maverick, I Spy, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Get Smart, The Andy Griffith Show, The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, That Girl, Ironside, The Monkees, Hogan's Heroes, Mayberry R.F.D., The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Daniel Boone, Family Affair, Bewitched, The Partridge Family, McMillan & Wife, Land of the Lost, Little House on the Prairie, Punky Brewster and Murder, She Wrote.

In 1981, he did a Parkay margarine commercial.

He was also the voice of Dr. Watson in the 1986 Disney cartoon movie The Great Mouse Detective. He also narrated the Disney animated shorts Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons (1981) and Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (1983). He also was the story reader on many Disney Read-Along records, audio cassettes and compact discs.[1]

Main died on 8 February 2012 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 89.[2]



  1. ^ Minovitz, Ethan (16 February 2012). "Disney actor and narrator Laurie Main dead at 89". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Actor Laurie Main dies at 89". Variety. 15 February 2012. 

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