On John Fiedler

John Fiedler, the voice of Piglet in Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh films, died over the weekend at the age of 80.

With Newhart, on “The Bob Newhart Show,” he was Mr. Peterson, the meek patient who was often a target for Jack Riley’s sarcastic Mr. Carlin.

Fiedler also appeared in the films “12 Angry Men,” “The Odd Couple,” “True Grit,” “The Fortune” and “Sharky’s Machine,” and was a cast member on the TV show “Buffalo Bill.”

But he was best known for the squeaky voice of the ever-worrying Piglet that he landed when someone noticed his naturally high-pitched voice.

“Walt Disney heard it on a program and said, ‘That’s Piglet,’ ” his brother James Fiedler told The Times.

Oh, bother, said Pooh.

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