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    Ed Wynn (1886-1966)

    Ed Wynn is an American actor and comedian best known for working in the Walt Disney company on movies Alice in Wonderland, Babes in Toyland 1961, The Absent Minded Professor, Son of Flubber, That Darn Cat, Mary Poppins and The Gnome Moblie and in Hollywood movies and TV shows The Diary of Anne Frank, in one episode of Rod Serlings "The Twilight Zone 1959", "One for the Angels" and also known for being in the radio play "The Fire Chief" and was also known for being in broadway plays including "Ziegfeld Follies"

    Ed Wynn was Born in November 9, 1886 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in a Jewish American family. Ed Wynns Father worked in the hat factory making hats for women and his mother was Romanian and Turkish, came from Istanbul. Ed Wynn attended Central High School. When Ed Wynn was 15 years old in 1901 he ran away from home and sold hats as a salesman and worked as a utility boy.

    Ed Wynn started his Broadway music carrier in 1903 in Vaudeville
    In 1914 at the start of World War 1, Ed Wynn married a woman named Hilda Keenan. He also started in his Broadway play "Ziegfeld Follies" and in 1921 was in the Broadway play "The Perfect Fool." which was well received. He was known for his humor.

    In the 1930s during the Great Depression, Ed Wynn paved the way for radio comedies in "The Fire Chief" and was in 2 movies Follow the Leader (1930) and The Chief (1933), in 1939 he was offered in the movie role "The Wizard of Oz" but turned down the role to Frank Morgan.

    In 1937 Ed Wynn divorced his first wife Hilda Keenan and later married Frieda Mierse for 2 years before he divorced his second wife in 1939. Later on he would marry his third wife Dorothy Elizabeth Nesbitt before he divorced her in 1955 which would be his last divorce.

    In 1949 he would work for the CBS TV station company and start his own TV show "The Ed Wynn Show" which lasted until 1950. He also was in the TV show "The Three Stooges". He was also in Rod Serlings "Playhouse 90" and "Requiem for a Heavyweight" which Ed Wynn struggled with serious acting but received help from his friends he was in the episode "The Man In the Funny Suit", he also was in on episode of Rod Serlings "The Twilight Zone" "One for the Angels"
    He was also in Hollywood movies "Cinderfella" with Jerry Lewis which earned him nominations for a "Best Supporting Actor" Golden Globe Award. He was also in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959) which also earned him a nomination Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mr. Dussell. He would appear in the Bible movie "The Greatest Story Ever Told." 1965 as "Old Aram" with the movie focusing on the life of Jesus Christ.

    Ed Wynn also worked for the Disney company, his first Disney cartoon movie was "Alice in Wonderland" 1954 who voiced as the Mad Hatter singing "The Unbirthday Song". He also was in live action movies including "Babes in Toyland." 1961 with Mouseketeer Annette Funicello and Tommy Sands. He was in 2 of the Disney original Flubber movies "The Absent Minded Professor" 1961 and "Son of Flubber" 1963 as Fire chief with Fred MacMurray and Nancy Olson with the flying car Model-T. He also was in the 1964 Disney movie "Mary Poppins" as Uncle Albert singing "I Love to Laugh" with Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber as Jane and Michael Banks. He was also in "That Darn Cat" 1965 with Dean Jones and Hayley Mills as Mr. Hofstedder the Jeweller who was nervous about the FBI. His final Disney movie was "Gnome Mobile" 1967. as Rufus the Gnome King.

    Then on June 19, 1966 (aged 79) in Beverly Hills, California. Ed Wynn died of Throat Cancer and Ed Wynns body was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. Walt Disney carried Ed Wynns Casket to the grave.

    After Ed Wynns Death he was later named one of the greatest Disney legends in 2013 and is today considered one of the greatest comedian Disney actor.

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