A veteran character actor with a long string of television credits, best known as the host and narrator of the Disney Channel series “Welcome to Pooh Corner,” has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Laurie Main, 89, died Feb. 8 in Los Angeles, the story reports.
The Australian-born Main had roles in TV series and feature films going back to the 1950s, including guest roles in the early TV shows “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.” On the big screen he appeared in “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” in 1970, “Freaky Friday” in 1976 and “Time After Time” in 1979.
He focused on voice work later in his career, including providing the voice of Dr. Watson in Disney’s "The Great Mouse Detective” and doing voices for the 1978 TV movie “Black Beauty” and the 1981 feature film “Tarzan the Ape Man.”
In "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever," he played Barbra Streisand’s rich, older husband, Lord Percy, in the regression scenes.
He made guest appearances on a wide range of episodic TV programs, including "Bewitched," "Hogan’s Heroes," "Honey West,” “That Girl,” “Ironside,” “Daniel Boone” and “The Partridge Family.”