Keenan Wynn Overview:

Character actor, Keenan Wynn, was born Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn on Jul 27, 1916 in New York City, NY. Wynn died at the age of 70 on Oct 14, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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Keenan Wynn was a dark-haired, often mustachioed American actor with a faintly dejected air, rough-edged voice and energetic character. At his best during his long association with MGM, specifically from 1945 to 1955, he provided more useful back-up for the stars than some of them could handle, notably in comedy. He is the son of Ed Wynn and the father of screenwriter Tracy Keenan Wynn.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Keenan Wynn Quotes:

[After Jennifer Griggs and her boyfriend are soaked by rain, Jennifer quickly exchanges her wet dress for a provocative blanket]
Ben Griggs: What does she do?
Sam Griggs: She's a librarian.
Ben Griggs: Must read a lot.


Mrs. Reeves: I guess I'll run along.
Ronnie Hastings: Must you go? I was just poisoning the tea.


Ronnie Hastings: Is it informal, or shall I bathe?


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Two sons with wife Evie Wynn Johnson): Ned Wynn ("Edmund") and Tracy Keenan Wynn.

Father of Ned Wynn with first wife Evie Wynn Johnson. Ned is the author of the funny but tragic autobiography, "We Will Always Live In Beverly Hills", which chronicled the wild life of a boy growing up with famous, divorced parents. It offers a fascinating and revealing look into his mother's eventual marriage to Van Johnson.

Keenan's wife Evie Wynn Johnson was a young actress who toured with Katharine Cornell but gave up her career when she married Wynn.

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