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Ed Wynn is a Actor American born on 9 november 1886 at Philadelphia (USA)

Ed Wynn

Ed Wynn
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Birth name Isaiah Edwin Leopold
Nationality USA
Birth 9 november 1886 at Philadelphia (USA)
Death 19 june 1966 (at 79 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)

Ed Wynn (born Isaiah Edwin Leopold on November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966) was an 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.


Il eut ses premiers succès à Broadway dans The Perfect Fool (1921), sera de la distribution de l'émission radiophonique Texaco's Fire Chief de 1932 à 1939 avant de se tourner vers le petit écran dans les années 1950 où il jouera dans Requiem for a Heavyweight (dont le rôle lui vaudra un prix Emmy en 1956) et au cinéma, notamment dans The Diary of Anne Frank (film pour lequel, il sera nommé à l'Oscar). Parmi ses derniers films, notons The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) et Mary Poppins (1964).

Best films

Alice in Wonderland (1951)
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Usually with

Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh
(5 films)
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(8 films)
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
(2 films)
Keenan Wynn
Keenan Wynn
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ed Wynn (27 films)

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The Gnome-Mobile, 1h30
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Paul Cameron, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Walter Brennan, Matthew Garber, Karen Dotrice, Ed Wynn, Richard Deacon, Charles Lane
Roles Rufus
Rating65% 3.2952553.2952553.2952553.2952553.295255
The story opens with the children's grandfather, D.J. Mulrooney (Walter Brennan), a well-known executive officer of a vast timber-trading company. D.J. is an eccentric and passionate man with a distinctive snore, as well as vast dedication and determination. D.J. is going to Seattle to sell 50,000 acres of timberland. D.J. takes his personal, customized 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II on the trip. In a brief conversation with his Company Head of Security, Ralph Yarby (Richard Deacon), we learn that the car was purchased after D.J. earned his first US$1 million. His first stop is The Airport where he picks up his grandchildren Elizabeth (Karen Dotrice) and Rodney (Matthew Garber) who are to accompany D.J. on his trip to Seattle. The children ask about the Rolls, to them an unusual car, and D.J. compares the Rolls with his first car back in Ireland, a one horsepower "Jaunty Car".
The Daydreamer, 1h41
Directed by Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Mermaids in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Paul O'Keefe, Jack Gilford, Ray Bolger, Margaret Hamilton, Burl Ives, Sessue Hayakawa
Roles The Emperor
Rating62% 3.1468653.1468653.1468653.1468653.146865
It is early in the 19th century. The thirteen-year-old Hans Christian Andersen (called "Chris" for short; portrayed and voiced by Paul O'Keefe) is known in his native village of Odense, Denmark, as an incurable daydreamer. Actually, the boy's reveries are an escape from the hardships of his family's life.
Those Calloways, 2h11
Directed by Norman Tokar, Tom Leetch
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon deWilde, Walter Brennan, Ed Wynn, Linda Evans
Roles Ed Parker
Rating66% 3.3395453.3395453.3395453.3395453.339545
La famille Calloway vit dans la forêt juste en dehors de la petite ville de Swiftwater en Nouvelle-Écosse. Le père Cam rêve de construire un sanctuaire pour les oies sauvages qui migrent. Mais la population de la ville trouve Cam trop excentrique. Cam et son fils Bucky décident d'amasser des fourrures pour récolter assez d'argent pour acheter un lac. Mais la somme récoltée ne suffit pas et ils sont contraints de vendre leur maison. La famille construit une nouvelle maison au bord du lac mais un promoteur envisage de construire une zone de loisirs dans la petite ville. Il propose à Cam en échange d'argent et de promesses d'aider à construire le sanctuaire de planter un champ de maïs pour attirer les oiseaux. Cam apprend par la suite que le but du promoteur est de faire un plan d'eau pour la chasse aux oies.
That Darn Cat!, 1h56
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Joseph L. McEveety, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Frank Gorshin
Roles Mr. Hofstedder
Rating67% 3.3977653.3977653.3977653.3977653.397765
"Darn Cat" or "DC" is a wily, adventurous Siamese tomcat who lives with two young women, suburbanite sisters Ingrid "Inkie" (Dorothy Provine) and Patricia "Patti" Randall (Hayley Mills), whose parents are traveling abroad at the time of the story.
Dear Brigitte, 1h40
Directed by Henry Koster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors James Stewart, Bill Mumy, Glynis Johns, Brigitte Bardot, Cindy Carol, Fabian Forte
Roles The Captain
Rating62% 3.149383.149383.149383.149383.14938
Robert Leaf (James Stewart) is an American college professor whose precocious son Erasmus (Bill Mumy) is a mathematical prodigy. After using his skills for gambling at the racetrack, it is discovered that Erasmus is infatuated with model and actress Brigitte Bardot. He writes love letters to her, and she invites him to visit her in France. Prof. Leaf accompanies him on the journey. Prof. Leaf later uses his son's talent to raise funds for liberal arts scholarships. He is assisted by Peregrine Upjohn (John Williams), who is secretly a con artist who plans to abscond with the funds.
Mary Poppins, 2h19
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Joseph L. McEveety, Tom Leetch, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about birds, Musical films, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber
Roles Uncle Albert
Rating77% 3.897693.897693.897693.897693.89769
In Edwardian London, 1910, Cockney one-man band Bert is entertaining a crowd when he senses a change in the wind. Afterwards, he directly addresses the audience and gives them a tour of Cherry Tree Lane, stopping outside the home of the Banks'. George Banks returns home from his job at the bank to learn from his wife Winifred that their hired nanny, Katie Nanna, has left their service after his children, Jane and Michael, ran away again. They are returned shortly after by the local constable, who reveals that the children were dragged away by their kite. The children ask their father to help build a better kite, but he dismisses them. Taking it upon himself to hire a nanny, George advertises for a stern, no-nonsense nanny. Jane and Michael present their own advertisement for a kinder, sweeter nanny, but George rips up the letter and throws the scraps in the fireplace, which magically float up and out into the air.
The Patsy
The Patsy (1964)
, 1h41
Directed by Jerry Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Films about school violence, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Jerry Lewis, Everett Sloane, Phil Harris, Keenan Wynn, Peter Lorre, John Carradine
Roles Lui-même
Rating62% 3.1489953.1489953.1489953.1489953.148995
A famous comedian perishes in a plane crash. Members of his management team, worried that they will be jobless, decide to find someone to take his place as their "meal ticket". Stanley Belt (Jerry Lewis) is a bellboy at their hotel and they decide he will become their next star.
For the Love of Willadean, 2h
Origin USA
Actors Elizabeth Teresa Burnham, Roger Mobley, Michael McGreevey, Bill Mumy, Ed Wynn, John Anderson
Roles Alfred
Rating84% 4.2167654.2167654.2167654.2167654.216765
Les jeunes frères Gray s'installent à la campagne est découvrent la vie dont l'amour pour la jeune fille du fermier voisin, Willadean Wills. Le premier épisode voit le village organiser un concours de pastèque et dans le second les jeunes tentent de surmonter leurs peurs en visitant une maison hantée et le trésor qui s'y cache.
Son of Flubber, 1h40
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Joseph L. McEveety, Tom Leetch, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Ed Wynn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Kirk
Roles A.J. Allen
Rating61% 3.0999953.0999953.0999953.0999953.099995
Professor Ned Brainard's discovery of Flubber has not quite brought him or his college the riches he thought. The Pentagon has declared his discovery to be top secret and the IRS has slapped him with a huge tax bill, even if he has yet to receive a cent. He thinks he may have found the solution in the form of "Flubbergas," (the "son" of Flubber) which can change the weather. His wife Betsy becomes fed up with all the stress and starts separating from him, and the professor's old rival Shelby starts trying to woo her again. Brainard's experiments continue, by making it rain inside people's houses, as well as in Shelby's car too while he's driving, which causes him to get into an accident with a police car. It also helps Medfield College's football team to win a game, but it also has one unfortunate side effect: It shatters glass, which eventually places Brainard on the lam. At home, his wife Betsy is jealous of the attention lavished on him by an old high school girlfriend. On trial, Ned's future seems hopeless, until a farmer shows the court that his crops grew extra large because of Ned's experiment, which the farmer names "Dry Rain", and the professor is acquitted, and he and Betsy are reunited.
Requiem for a Heavyweight, 1h35
Directed by Ralph Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Anthony Quinn, Jack Palance, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Kim Hunter
Roles Army
Rating77% 3.8943.8943.8943.8943.894
Après dix sept ans de carrière, le boxeur poids lourds Mountain Rivera est mis K.O. par Cassius Clay. Gravement blessé à l'oeil, il doit raccrocher les gants sous peine de perdre la vue. Avec l'aide de son fidèle soigneur, Army, il se lance alors à la recherche d'un travail. Une assistante sociale se prend d'affection pour ce colosse pathétique et offre la possibilité de devenir moniteur dans un camp de vacances. Mais son entraîneur, criblé de dettes, a d'autres projets pour lui, il entend le reconvertir en catcheur.
Babes in Toyland, 1h46
Directed by Jack Donohue
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Christmas films, Musical films, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Ed Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran
Roles Toymaker
Rating62% 3.1478953.1478953.1478953.1478953.147895
The film begins as if it were a stage play presented by Mother Goose (and her wise-cracking, talking goose companion, Sylvester) about two nursery rhyme characters, Mary, Mary Quite Contrary and Tom the Piper's Son, who are about to be married. At the same time, the miserly and villainous Barnaby is hiring two crooks, Gonzorgo and Rodrigo, to throw Tom into the sea and steal Mary's sheep, thus depriving her of her means of support, and forcing her to marry Barnaby instead. (Mary has just come into a huge inheritance of which she is obviously unaware, but somehow–it is never explained how–Barnaby knows about it and intends to get it for himself.) After bopping Tom on the head with a hammer and tying him in a bag, the two henchmen, dimwitted Gonzorgo and silent Roderigo, pass by a gypsy camp. They decide to sell Tom to the Gypsies instead of drowning him in order to collect a double payment.
The Absent-Minded Professor, 1h37
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Sports films, Comedy science fiction films, Basketball films, Children's films
Actors Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Leon Ames, Wally Brown, Elliott Reid
Roles Fire Chief
Rating67% 3.3974253.3974253.3974253.3974253.397425
Professor Brainard (pronounced BRAY-nerd) is an absent-minded professor of physical chemistry at Medfield College who invents a substance that gains energy when it strikes a hard surface. This discovery follows some blackboard scribbling in which he reverses a sign in the equation for enthalpy to energy plus pressure times volume. Brainard names his discovery Flubber, which is a portmanteau of "flying rubber." In the excitement of his discovery, he misses his own wedding to Betsy Carlisle, not for the first time. Subplots include another professor wooing the disappointed Miss Carlisle, Biff Hawk's ineligibility for basketball due to failing Brainard's class, Alonzo Hawk's schemes to gain wealth by means of Flubber, the school's financial difficulties and debt to Mr. Hawk, and Brainard's attempts to interest the government and military in uses for Flubber.
Cinderfella, 1h29
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Robert Hutton, Henry Silva
Roles Fairy Godfather
Rating61% 3.053153.053153.053153.053153.05315
When Fella's (Jerry Lewis) father dies, he continues to live with his wicked stepmother, Emily (Judith Anderson), and her two sons, Maximilian (Henry Silva) and Rupert (Robert Hutton). His stepfamily takes over the family mansion, while Fella is reduced to living in an unfinished room at the end of a long hallway. He has in essence become their butler, catering to their every whim.