Special Sub-Topic: Ed Wynn, The Perfect Fool
|His birth name was Isaiah Edwin Leopold. When was he born?|
November 9, 1886. Ed Wynn was born on November 9, 1886. Some sources say 1896 and 1879. They are wrong.
|His son's name was Keenan. What year was Keenan born?|
1916. He was born in 1916, although some sources say 191. He died in 1986 at age 70 of cancer. He appeared in "The Absent Minded Professor" in 1961.
|What was the name of his first film?|
"Rubber Heels". His first film was "Rubber Heels" in 1927, where he played a character called Crickets.
|What was his father's occupation when he was a kid?|
a hat manufacturer. When he was a kid, his father owned a hat store, and was a hat manufacturer. He used to try on all of his father's hats. That is why he always wore funny hats in his movies and in vaudeville.
|How old was he when he played Uncle Albert in "Mary Poppins"?|
77. He was 77. To find out, take 1964 (the year the movie was made), and subtract 1886 (his birth year), and you get 78. But his birthday was in November, and the movie was earlier, so he was still 77.
|His last movie was "The Gnome Mobile". |
t. The movie was made in 1966 (the year he died at age 79), and was theatrically released in 1967.
|In all of his movies, he was credited.|
f. He was uncredited in "Meet Me in St. Louis" in 1959.
|What year did he win an Emmy Award for "The Ed Wynn Show"?|
1950. In 1950, he won an Emmy for Best Live Personality for "The Ed Wynn Show".
|He was the first choice to star in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz", but turned it down because he thought it wasn't a big role.|
t. That is true. Another person who wanted it was W.C. Fields.
|He died on June 19, 1966 at age 86 of cancer.|
f. He died on June 19, 1966 at age 79 of cancer, not 86.
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