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Keenan Wynn ACTOR


Keenan Wynn was born on July 27th, 1916 in New York City, New York with the birth name Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn.  Keenan was born into a family already involved in show business.  His father was the great burlesque and also a television buffoon and his mother worked as an actress.  He grew up in a very wealthy family and received his education at St. Johns Military Academy. 
He began his acting career working with the Lakewood Players in a production of, "Accent of Youth" and soon followed with a role on Broadway in, "Hitch Your Wagon".  He soon started also getting steady work for radio jobs.  He was able to arrange two screen tests, one with 20th Century Fox and the other with MGM.  He was turned down by Fox but was signed with MGM and made his unbilled debut on, "Somewhere I'll Find You" (1942).  He followed this role with a couple other character roles in such films as, "For Me and My Gal" (1942), "Lost Angel" (1943), "See Here, Private Hargrove" (1944),"The Clock" (1945), "Without Love" (1945) and "Easy to Wed" (1946).
After the War, Wynn resigned his contract with MGM and continued to work as a character actor.  Keenan starred in a number of films such as, "The Hucksters" (1947), "Song of the Thin Man" (1947), "My Dear Secretary" (1948), "Fearless Fagan" (1952) and "Code Two" (1953).  In 1954 he decided it was time to move on and end his contract with MGM.  He next tried an attempt at working as a television actor.  He worked on, "Playhouse 90: Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1956) and earned an Emmy nomination for his guest appearance on, "Police Woman" (1974).  Still, even with television work, he continued to work on the big screen in such films as, "The Great Man" (1956) and "Son of Flubber" (1963) both in which he appeared on screen with his father.
Even entering the 60's, Wynn had no shortage of film roles being offered to him.  He was cast in, "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964), "The Great Race" (1965), "Viva Max" (1969) and "Pretty Maids All in a Row" (1971).  
As he began to get older, he was diagnosed with a very bad case of, tinnitus which causes ringing in the ear and an unable ness to hear exterior sound.  He did not let this handicap stop him from doing what he knew and loved best.  One of his last roles was on the television series, "The Last Precinct" (1986).
That same year on October 14th, 1986 Keenan Wynn passed away in Los Angeles, California from pancreatic cancer.  He was survived by his third wife, Sharley Hudson whom he married in 1954 and remained together having two children, Hilda and Edwynna before he passed away.  His first wife also had a third child from a previous relationship.  He had married twice before, first to Evie Wynn Johnson in 1938 through 1947 and together having two sons.  His second marriage only lasted four years to Betty Jane Butler.  
His two sons from his first marriage both grew up to have successful careers.  Ned Wynn was an author and Tracy Wynn was a screenwriter.  Wynn is interred at Forest Lawn, in Glendale California.  


1986 Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star 
1986 The Last Precinct
1986 The Fall Guy
1986 Black Moon Rising 
1985 Highway to Heaven
1985 Mirrors 
1984-1985 Call to Glory
1985 Code of Vengeance
1985 Code of Vengeance 
1985 Prime Risk 
1985 Zoo Ship
1984 Tales from the Darkside
1984 Call to Glory
1983 Hardcastle and McCormick
1983 Manimal
1983 Wavelength 
1983 Quincy M.E.
1983 Taxi
1983 The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair 
1983 Hysterical
1983 St. Elsewhere
1982 The Love Boat
1982 Best Friends 
1982 The Last Unicorn 
1982 The Greatest American Hero
1982 The Capture of Grizzly Adams
1982 A Piano for Mrs. Cimino 
1981 Fantasy Island
1981 Insight  
1981 One Day at a Time
1981 Palmerstown, U.S.A.
1981 The Monkey Mission 
1980 Mom, the Wolfman and Me
1980 The Littlest Hobo
1979-1980 Dallas
1980 Just Tell Me What You Want
1979 The Glove 
1979 The Clonus Horror 
1979 Sunburn 
1979 Hard Knocks 
1979 The Dark 
1979 The Billion Dollar Threat 
1979 Supertrain
1979 Jamaican Gold 
1979 A Touch of the Sun 
1978 Piranha 
1978 The Bastard 
1978 The Bionic Woman
1978 Police Woman
1978 Coach
1978 Laserblast 
1978 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
1978 The Lucifer Complex 
1977 Sex and the Married Woman 
1977 Orca 
1977 Mission to Glory: A True Story
1976 The Shaggy D.A. 
1976 The Quest
1976 The Killer Inside Me 
1976 Baretta
1976 High Velocity 
1976 Jeremiah of Jacob's Neck
1976 The Quest 
1976 20 Shades of Pink 
1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
1976 The Rookies 
1976 The Quest: The Longest Drive 
1976 The Cop and the Kid
1975 Mobile One 
1970-1975 Medical Center 
1975 The Bob Newhart Show
1975 A Woman for All Men 
1975 The Devil's Rain 
1975 The Man Who Would Not Die 
1975 Nashville 
1975 Emergency! 
1974-1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker
1975 He Is My Brother 
1975 Target Risk
1974 The Legend of Earl Durand 
1974 Hit Lady 
1974 The Internecine Project 
1974 Herbie Rides Again
1974 The Girl with Something Extra
1973 Hec Ramsey
1973 McMillan & Wife
1973 The New Perry Mason
1973 Hijack! 
1973 Wide World Mystery
1973 VD Attack Plan 
1972 Snowball Express 
1972 The Mechanic 
1972 Hawaii Five-O
1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones
1972 Cancel My Reservation 
1972 Assignment: Munich 
1972 Wild in the Sky
1972 Panhandle 38 
1971-1972 Cannon
1972 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1971/ The Manipulator 
197 Mod Squad
1971 Bearcats!
1971 Terror in the Sky 
1971 Police Surgeon
1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row 
1971 The Man with Icy Eyes 
1971 Assault on the Wayne 
1970 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town 
1969-1970 The Name of the Game
1970 Love, American Style
1970 The Animals 
1970 Loving 
1970 Lancer
1970 House on Greenapple Road 
1969 Viva Max 
1969 80 Steps to Jonah 
1969 The Young Lawyers
1969 The Monitors 
1969 Then Came Bronson
1969 The Falling Man 
1969 Smith! 
1969 Mackenna's Gold 
1968 Once Upon a Time in the West 
1968 Finian's Rainbow
1968 Shoot, Gringo... Shoot! 
1968 Off to See the Wizard
1968 Run Like a Thief 
1967 Point Blank 
1967 The War Wagon 
1967 Welcome to Hard Times 
1967 The Road West
1967 Warning Shot 
1966 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
1966 Summer Fun
1966   Around the World Under the Sea 
1966 Stagecoach 
1966 The Night of the Grizzly 
1966 The Wild Wild West 
1962-1966 Combat!
1965 Promise Her Anything
1965 The Great Race 
1965 Nightmare in the Sun
1964 The Americanization of Emily 
1964 The Patsy 
1964 Bikini Beach 
1964 Stage to Thunder Rock 
1964 Honeymoon Hotel 
1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 
1964 Bonanza
1964 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1963-1964 Burke's Law
1963 The Winston Affair 
1963 77 Sunset Strip
1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre
1963 The Doctors and the Nurses
1963 Operation Mermaid 
1963 The Eleventh Hour
1963 Son of Flubber 
1963 The Littlest Hobo
1962 Death Valley Days
1962 Rawhide
1962 The Red Skelton Hour
1962 Target: The Corruptors 
1961-1962 Naked City
1962 Ben Casey 
1962 Follow the Sun
1961 Bus Stop
1961 The New Breed
1961 Route 66
1961 The Power and the Glory 
1961 The Roaring 20's
1961 Il re di Poggioreale
1961 Checkmate
1961 King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein 
1961 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1961 The AbsentMinded Professor 
1961 The Untouchables
1958-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1960 The Islanders
1960 The Aquanauts
1960 The Crowded Sky
1960 Twilight Zone 
1959-1960 Black Saddle
1959-1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1959-1960 Troubleshooters
1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson
1959 A Hole in the Head
1959 That Kind of Woman
1959 Goodyear Theatre
1955-1958 Schlitz Playhouse 
1958 The Perfect Furlough 
1958 Pursuit
1958 A Time to Love and a Time to Die 
1958 Touch of Evil 
1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show
1956-1958 Playhouse 90
1958 The Deep Six
1958 Wagon Train 
1958 Rendezvous 
1957 Don't Go Near the Water 
1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown 
1957 Joe Butterfly 
1957 The Ford Television Theatre
1955-1957 G.E. True Theater
1956 The Great Man 
1955-1956 Studio 57
1956 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial 
1956 Johnny Concho 
1956 The Naked Hills 
1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 
1956F ord Star Jubilee
1955-1956 Studio One in Hollywood
1956 Damon Runyon Theater 
1956 The Alcoa Hour
1955 Shack Out on 101 
1955 Running Wild 
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse
1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1955 The Marauders 
1955 The Best of Broadway 
1955 Producers' Showcase
1955 The United States Steel Hour
1955 The Glass Slipper 
1954 Men of the Fighting Lady 
1954 Tennessee Champ 
1953 The Long, Long Trailer 
1953 All the Brothers Were Valiant 
1953 Kiss Me Kate 
1953 Code Two
1953 Battle Circus 
1952 Sky Full of Moon 
1952 Desperate Search 
1952 Fearless Fagan 
1952 Holiday for Sinners 
1952 The Belle of New York 
1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
1951 It's a Big Country 
1951 Angels in the Outfield 
1951 Texas Carnival
1951 Kind Lady 
1951 Royal Wedding 
1950 Three Little Words
1950 Love That Brute
1950 Annie Get Your Gun
1949 That Midnight Kiss
1949 Neptune's Daughter 
1948 My Dear Secretary
1948 The Three Musketeers 
1948 B.F.'s Daughter 
1947 Song of the Thin Man 
1947 The Hucksters
1946 The Cockeyed Miracle
1946 No Leave, No Love 
1946 The Thrill of Brazil
1946 Easy to Wed 
1945 What Next, Corporal Hargrove? 
1945 Week-End at the Waldorf 
1945 Ziegfeld Follies 
1945 Between Two Women 
1945 The Clock 
1945 Without Love 
1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair 
1944 Since You Went Away 
1944 See Here, Private Hargrove 
1943 Lost Angel 
1942 Northwest Rangers 
1942 For Me and My Gal 
1942 Somewhere I'll Find You

Matinee Classics - My Dear Secretary starring Kirk Douglas, Laraine Day, Keenan Wynn, Rudy Vallee, Irene Ryan and Alan Mowbray
Matinee Classics - The Night of the Grizzly starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Nancy Kulp, Ellen Corby, Kevin Brodie, Ron Ely, Med Flory, Leo Gordon, Don Haggerty, Sammy Jackson, Regis Toomey, Candy Moore and Victoria Paige Meyerink
Matinee Classics - Since You Went Away starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley,  Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel, Agnes Moorehead, Nazimova, Albert Bassermann, Gordon Oliver, Keenan Wynn, Guy Madison, Craig Stevens, Lloyd Corrigan and Jackie Moran
Matinee Classics - The Night of the Grizzly starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Nancy Kulp, Ellen Corby, Kevin Brodie, Ron Ely, Med Flory, Leo Gordon, Don Haggerty, Sammy Jackson, Regis Toomey, Candy Moore and Victoria Paige Meyerink
Matinee Classics - Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones
Matinee Classics - All the Brothers Were Valiant starring Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Betta St. John, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar, Lewis Stone, Robert Burton, Peter Whitney, John Lupton, Jonathan Cott, Mitchell Lewis, James Bell and Leo Gordon
Matinee Classics - A Hole in the Head starring Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Keenan Wynn, Joi Lansing, Joyce Nizzari, Dub Taylor, James Komack and Eddie Hodges
Matinee Classics - My Dear Secretary starring Kirk Douglas, Laraine Day, Keenan Wynn, Rudy Vallee, Irene Ryan and Alan Mowbray
Matinee Classics - Bikini Beach starring Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, Keenan Wynn, Meredith MacRae, Martha Hyer, Don Rickles, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Elizabeth Montgomery, Little Stevie Wonder, Alberta Nelson, Candy Johnson, Donna Loren, Delores Wells, Danielle Aubry, Janos Prohaska, Timothy Carey and Boris Karloff
Matinee Classics - The Great Race starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Dorothy Provine, Larry Storch, Hal Smith, Denver Pyle, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Ross Martin, Marvin Kaplan, George Macready, Joyce Nizzari and William Bryant

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