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ED WYNN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Ed Wynn was born on November 9th, 1886 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name Isaiah Edwin Leopold.  Ed attended High School at Central High in Philadelphia before dropping out and first working as a utility boy before he joined the, Thurber-Nasher Repertoire Company.   He also found work as an entertainer performing in the Ziegfeld Follies and then found work as a comedian in vaudeville. 
 
He married in 1914 to Hilda Keenan and they had one son, Keenan Wynn before they divorced in 1937.  It was due to his son that he actually took a different career and became known as one of the best actors of all times. 
 
Some of his more well known work was on, "The Ed Wynn Show" (1949), "Playhouse 90" (1956), "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1956) and in a film called, "Mary Poppins" (1964) starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.  He also appeared with his son in 1961 in, "The Absent Minded Professor" starring Fred Macmurray.  
 
He was always known to have a variety of props on stage with him.  Some of the more well known props that viewers expected to see were an 11 foot pole, a windshield wiper, a typewriter, a cash drawer and a cuckoo-clock fiddle.
 
Along with being a clown, vaudeville and comedian performer he also wrote some of his own shows.  He earned the nickname, 'The Perfect Fool'.  Ed Wynn remained working in the industry his entire life up until the age of seventy nine when he passed away on June 19th, 1966 in Beverly Hills, California from cancer. 
 
Wynn  married two other times after his first marriage ended.  His second wife was Frieda Mierse from 1937 through 1939.  He then married his third and final wife, Dorothy Elizabeth Nesbitt in 1946 and they divorced on March 2nd, 1955.     

Wynn is interred along with his son, Keenan Wynn at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Glendale, California.  Ed Wynn was awarded 3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture industry, Radio and Television.  


Filmography

1967 The Gnome-Mobile 
1967 Vacation Playhouse 
1966 The Daydreamer
1955-1966 The Red Skelton Hour 
1965 That Darn Cat! 
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told 
1965 Bonanza
1965 Those Calloways 
1965 Dear Brigitte 
1964 Slattery's People
1964 Mary Poppins 
1964 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1964 Burke's Law
1959-1963 Twilight Zone
1963 77 Sunset Strip
1963 Son of Flubber 
1959-1962 G.E. True Theater
1961 Rawhide
1961 Babes in Toyland 
1961 The Absent Minded Professor  
1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1960 Startime 
1959 Miracle on 34th Street
1959 Wagon Train 
1959 Meet Me in St. Louis
1959 The Diary of Anne Frank 
1958 The Ed Wynn Show 
1958 Marjorie Morningstar 
1954-1958 Shower of Stars 
1957 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1957 The Alcoa Hour 
1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1956 The Great Man
1956 Playhouse 90 
1951 Alice in Wonderland 
1949-1950 The Ed Wynn Show
1950 Camel Comedy Caravan
1936 Wash Your Step 
1933 The Chief
1930 Follow the Leader
1927 Rubber Heels    





Matinee Classics - Ed Wynn aka Edwin Leopold
Matinee Classics - Alice in Wonderland starring the voices of Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna, Verna Felton, J. Pat O'Malley, Robert Oliveri, Bill Thompson, Heather Angel, Joseph Kearns, Larry Grey, Queenie Leonard, Dink Trout, Doris Lloyd, Jimmy MacDonald, Thurl Ravenscroft, Bill Lee, Max Smith, Bob Hamlin, Don Barclay, Pinto Colvig and Norma Zimmer
Matinee Classics - The Greatest Story Ever Told starring Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Michael Anderson Jr., Carroll Baker, Ina Balin, Victor Buono, Richard Conte, Telly Savalas, Joanna Dunham, Jose Ferrer, Van Heflin, Charlton Heston, Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Angela Lansbury, Pat Boone, Janet Margolin, David McCallum, Joseph Schildkraut, Ed Wynn, Claude Rains, Donald Pleasence, Michael Ansara, Robert Blake, John Considine, Richard Conte, Jamie Farr, David Hedison, Russell Johnson, Rober
Matinee Classics - Dear Brigitte starring James Stewart, Glynis Johns, Bill Mumy, Cindy Carol, Ed Wynn, Fabian Forte, Brigitte Bardot, John Williams, Jack Kruschen, Charles Robinson, Howard Freeman, Jane Wald, Alice Pearce, Jesse White, Gene O'Donnell, Orville Sherman and Maida Severn
Matinee Classics - Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen, Ed Wynn, Jane Darwell, Arthur Malet and James Logan
Matinee Classics - The Fire Chief Radio Show starring Ed Wynn
Matinee Classics - Stage Door Canteen starring William Terry, Cheryl Walker, Count Basie, Ralph Bellamy, Ray Bolger, Helen Hayes, Katherine Hepburn, George Jessel, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harpo Marx, Ethel Merman, Ralph Morgan, Merle Oberon, George Raft, Johnny Weissmuller and Ed Wynn


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