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Ed Wynn (1886–1966)


An old-fashioned comedian, who, by recommendation by his son Keenan Wynn, became one of the world's most beloved clowns, and one of the best actors of his time. He was born on November 9, 1886. He performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, and later had a son Keenan in 1916. He later wrote his own shows, then known as the Perfect Fool. In 1941 at age 54, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter
(1951)
The Ed Wynn Show
The Ed Wynn Show Himself - Host
(1949-1950)
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Uncle Albert
(1964)
All Star Revue
All Star Revue Himself - Host / Himself
(1950-1952)

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Other Works:

He acted in Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical, "Simple Simon," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on performing in radio] If I go on the air I've got to have an audience. If I am to get 'raspberries' I want them immediately and not three weeks later, in the mail from Sioux City. See more »

Trivia:

Once part of a two-year vaudeville duo with Jack Lewis, calling themselves "Win and Lose.". See more »

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Nickname:

The Perfect Fool

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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