Francis Xavier Aloysius James ...
|Born||Jul 27, 1916|
New York City, NY
|Died||Oct 14, 1986|
Los Angeles, CA
|Age||Died at 70|
|Final Resting PlaceForest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)|
|Known for||Rough-edged voice and energetic character|
|Top Roles||Jerry Marks, Col. 'Bat' Guano, Sgt. Caesar Gardella, Irving Klinger / Edgar Klinger, Clarence 'Clinker' Krause|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical, War, Western|
|Top Topics||Romance (Comic), World War II, Book-Based|
|Top Collaborators||Arthur Freed (Producer), Frank Sinatra, Charles Walters (Director), Jack Cummings (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||Kathleen Howard, Donald Crisp, Ross Alexander see more..|
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.
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).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.
Keenan Wynn Quotes:
Ronnie Hastings: Must you go? I was just poisoning the tea.
[the fire crew has arrived to rescue Alonzo Hawk, who is now bouncing out of control]
Fire Chief: [shouting through megaphone] Mr. Hawk! This is the Fire Chief speaking! We'll have everything under control in just a moment. Now Mr. Hawk, try to relax.
Alonzo P. Hawk: Relax? How can I relax, you fat-head?
Senator Billboard Rawkins: My family's been having nothing but trouble with immigrants ever since they come to this country!
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