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.

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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.

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Edmund Gwenn Quotes:

Kris Kringle: Oh, Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind... and that's what's been changing. That's why I'm glad I'm here, maybe I can do something about it.


Kris Kringle: You know what the imagination is?
Susan Walker: Oh, sure. That's when you see things, but they're not really there.
Kris Kringle: Well, that can be caused by other things, too.


Capt. Wiles: Coming home from Madagascar once we had a fireman on board who hit his head on a brick wall and died two days later.
Sam Marlowe: Where did he find a brick wall on board a ship?
Capt. Wiles: Mmmm... that's what we always wondered.


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Cousin, once removed of actor Bryan Kellaway.

Brother-in-law of Estelle Winwood.

To date (2011) only actor to win an Oscar for playing Santa Claus.

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