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:

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?


Capt. Wiles: [as he sees Sam Marlowe coming] Next thing you know they'll be televising the whole thing.


Kris Kringle: You see, Mrs. Walker, this is quite an opportunity for me. For the past 50 years or so I've been getting more and more worried about Christmas. Seems we're all so busy trying to beat the other fellow in making things go faster and look shinier and cost less that Christmas and I are sort of getting lost in the shuffle.


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Edmund Gwenn Facts
Brother of Arthur Chesney.

Brother-in-law of Estelle Winwood.

Minnie Horace Beatrice Terry, to whom Gwenn was briefly married, was a member of the Terry acting dynasty, and a niece of Ellen Terry.

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