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Edmund Gwenn Overview:

Legendary actor, Edmund Gwenn, was born Edmund Kellaway on Sep 26, 1877 in Wandsworth, London. Gwenn died at the age of 81 on Sep 6, 1959 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Chapel Of The Pines Crematory (ashes in vaultage) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Edmund Gwenn was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for Miracle on 34th Street (as Kris Kringle) in 1947.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best Supporting ActorMiracle on 34th Street (1947)Kris KringleWon
1950Best Supporting ActorMister 880 (1950)Skipper MillerNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

All in the Family: Cecil Kellaway and

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 22, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Cousins Cecil Kellaway and … Yes, Hollywood’s favorite Leprechaun, Cecil Kellaway, was Santa Claus’ (’s) cousin! Cecil and his elder cousin Edmund Cecil Kellaway was born Cecil Lauriston Kellaway on August 22, 1890 (or 1893?) in Cape Town, South Africa. Edmu... Read full article


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Edmund Gwenn Quotes:

Kris Kringle: If that's normal, I don't want it!


Dr. Harold Medford: [addressing a group of government officials] That, gentlemen, is why you are here - to consider this problem and, I hope, solve it. Because unless you solve it, unless these queens are located and destroyed before they've established thriving colonies and can produce, heaven alone knows, how many more queen ants, man, as the dominant species of life on earth, will probably be extinct within...
[looking at another scientist]
Dr. Harold Medford: a year, Doc?


Kris Kringle: No, but don't you see, dear? Some children wish for things they couldn't possibly use like real locomotives or B-29s.


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Edmund Gwenn Facts
In a magazine interview in 1998, Joan Weldon revealed that during the shoot of Them! (1954), the temperature reached 110°F and both she and Gwenn were wearing wool clothing. It was even more insufferable for Gwenn, who struggled with advanced arthritis. Although unnoticeable to audiences, he was in pain and was helped off set by his valet, Ernest.

Fought in the British army during World War I.

Brother-in-law of Estelle Winwood.

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