Edmund Gwenn


Edmund Gwenn

Infobox actor
name = Edmund Gwenn


imagesize = 300px
caption = from the trailer for the film
"Pride and Prejudice" (1940).
birthname = Edmund Kellaway
birthdate = birth date|1875|9|26|mf=y
location = Wandsworth, London,
England
deathdate = death date and age|1959|9|6|1875|9|26|mf=y
deathplace = Woodland Hills, California,
United States
yearsactive = 1910 - 1957
spouse = Minnie Terry (1901-1901)
academyawards = Best Supporting Actor
1947 "Miracle on 34th Street"
goldenglobeawards = Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1947 "Miracle on 34th Street"
1950 "Mister 880"

Edmund Gwenn (September 6 1875 [http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/dead.nsf/gnames-nf/Gwenn+Edmund] - September 6, 1959) was an Academy Award-winning English theatre and film actor.

Background

Born Edmund Kellaway in Wandsworth, London, England [ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
]
] Gwenn started his acting career in theatre in 1895. Playwright George Bernard Shaw was impressed with his acting, and cast him in the first production of "Man and Superman", and subsequently in five more of his plays. Gwenn's career was interrupted by his military service during World War I; however, after the war ended, he started appearing in films in London. (Cecil Kellaway was his cousin.)

Career

Gwenn appeared in more than eighty films during his career, including the 1940 version of "Pride and Prejudice", "Cheers for Miss Bishop", "Of Human Bondage", and "The Keys of the Kingdom". He is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in "Miracle on 34th Street", for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Upon receiving his Oscar, he said "Now I know there is a Santa Claus!" He received a second nomination for his role in "Mister 880" (1950). Near the end of his career he played one of the main roles in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry" (1955). He has a small but hugely memorable role as a Cockney assassin in another Hitchcock film, "Foreign Correspondent" (1940)

In 1954, Gwenn played Dr. Harold Medford in the classic science fiction film "Them!" with James Arness and James Whitmore.

Death and Aftermath

Edmund Gwenn died from pneumonia after suffering a stroke, in Woodland Hills, California. He was cremated and his ashes are stored in the vault at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles, California.Edmund Gwenn has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1751 Vine Street for his contribution to motion pictures.

elected filmography

*"The Real Thing at Last" (1916)
*"How He Lied to Her Husband" (1931)
*"The Skin Game" (1931)
*"The Good Companions" (1933)
*"Waltzes from Vienna" (1934)
*"Sylvia Scarlett" (1935)
*"The Walking Dead" (1936)
*"Anthony Adverse" (1936)
*"A Yank at Oxford" (1938)
*"Pride and Prejudice" (1940)
*"Foreign Correspondent" (1940)
*"Cheers for Miss Bishop" (1941)
*"Scotland Yard" (1941)
*"The Devil and Miss Jones" (1941)
*"Lassie Come Home" (1943)
*"Between Two Worlds" (1944)
*"The Keys of the Kingdom" (1944)
*"Of Human Bondage" (1946)
*"Undercurrent" (1946)
*"Miracle on 34th Street" (1947)
*"Life with Father" (1947)
*"Green Dolphin Street" (1947)
*"Apartment for Peggy" (1948)
*"Hills of Home" (1948)
*"Challenge to Lassie" (1949)
*"Mister 880" (1950)
*"Peking Express" (1951)
*"Bonzo Goes to College" (1952)
*"Les Misérables" (1952)
*"The Student Prince" (1954)
*"Them! (1954)
*"The Trouble with Harry" (1955)
*"Calabuch", U.S. title "The Rocket from Calabuch" (1956)

References

External links

*
* [http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/12/22/tprs-festival-of-christmas-tales-screen-directors-playhouses-miracle-on-34th-street/ Edmund Gwenn in Screen Director's Playhouse: "Miracle on 34th Street" (1949)] (Downloadable mp3 and streaming audio)
* [http://www.transpacificradio.com/2007/12/22/tprs-festival-of-christmas-tales-lux-radio-theaters-miracle-on-34th-street/ Edmund Gwenn in Lux Radio Theater: "Miracle on 34th Street" (1948)] (Downloadable mp3 and streaming audio)

Persondata
NAME= Gwenn, Edmund
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Kellaway, Edmund
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Actor
DATE OF BIRTH= 1877-9-26
PLACE OF BIRTH= Wandsworth, London, England
DATE OF DEATH= 1959-9-6
PLACE OF DEATH= Woodland Hills, California


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