|Born||Sep 26, 1877|
|Died||Sep 6, 1959|
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles
|Age||Died at 81|
|Final Resting PlaceChapel Of The Pines Crematory (ashes in vaultage)|
|Top Roles||Rowley, Mark 'J.M.' Middlecott, Stephen Spettigue, Cyrus Baxter, Johann Strauss, the Elder|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Drama, Romance, Film Adaptation, Family, Mystery|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, College, Romance (Drama)|
|Top Collaborators||Alfred Hitchcock (Director), Victor Saville (Director), William Perlberg (Producer), Michael Balcon (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||George Raft, Robert Bassler, Donald Cook see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:Welsh-born character star, often in unsympathetic roles in his British films of the thirties. After some American films, he went permanently to Hollywood in 1940 with retirement vaguely in mind, but they would not hear of it, keeping him exuding testy benevolence as shepherds, scientists, and scoundrels, winning a Best Supporting Oscar for his Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street (1947), for another 15 years. Further Oscar-nominated for Mister 880. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Edmund Gwenn was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for Miracle on 34th Street (as Kris Kringle) in 1947.
|1947||Best Supporting Actor||Miracle on 34th Street (1947)||Kris Kringle||Won|
|1950||Best Supporting Actor||Mister 880 (1950)||Skipper Miller||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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Edmund Gwenn Quotes:
Sam Marlowe: I think, Captain Wiles, we're tangled up in a murder.
Capt. Wiles: Murder. If it's murder who dunnit?
Sam Marlowe: Who did it?
Capt. Wiles: That's what I say, whodunnit?
Dr. Harold Medford: We may be witnesses to a Biblical prophecy come true - 'And there shall be destruction and darkness come upon creation, and the beasts shall reign over the earth.'
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