Ed Wynn

Comedian, TV Actor

1886 – 1966

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Who was Ed Wynn?

Ed Wynn was a popular American comedian and actor noted for his Perfect Fool comedy character, his pioneering radio show of the 1930s, and his later career as a dramatic actor.

Wynn began his career in vaudeville in 1903 and was a star of the Ziegfeld Follies starting in 1914. During The Follies of 1915, W. C. Fields allegedly caught Wynn mugging for the audience under the table during his "Pool Room" routine and knocked him unconscious with his cue. Wynn wrote, directed, and produced many Broadway shows in the subsequent decades, and was known for his silly costumes and props as well as for the giggly, wavering voice he developed for the 1921 musical review, The Perfect Fool.

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Born
Nov 9, 1886
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • Isaiah Edwin Leopold
  • The Perfect Fool
  • Edwin Wynn
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Central High School
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
Died
Jun 19, 1966
Beverly Hills
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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