|Born||Laurence George Main
29 November 1922
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Died||8 February 2012
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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.
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 the 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.
- Minovitz, Ethan (16 February 2012). "Disney actor and narrator Laurie Main dead at 89". Big Cartoon News. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- "Actor Laurie Main dies at 89". Variety. 15 February 2012.