|Born||November 9th, 1886 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Died||June 19th, 1966 |
Beverly Hills, California, United States
|Productions||The Chief as Henry Summers |
Alice in Wonderland as The Mad Hatter
Cinderfella as the Fairy Godfather
Babes in Toyland as Mr. Toymaker
Mary Poppins as Uncle Albert
|Recordings||Cinderfella (film soundtrack) |
Alice in Wonderland (film soundtrack)
Walt Disney's Babes in Toyland
Mary Poppins (film soundtrack)
Ed Wynn was an American actor.
Born Isaiah Edwin Leopold in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he ran away from home and; after a brief period of odd-jobbing, became a vaudevillian. With the advent of radio comedy in the 1930s, Wynn became the host of a show entitled The Fire Chief, and later became the host of one of the first variety TV shows in 1949.
Upon the encouragement of his son Keenan, he later became a succesful serious actor, despite initial concerns, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Diary of Anne Frank. Wynn was also fondly remembered for his roles in association with Disney, such as Uncle Albert in Mary Poppins.
Wynn passed away in 1966.
Wynn sang in a number of productions, including a duet with Jerry Lewis in Lewis' Cinderfella. He also sang numerous times in Disney productions, such as "The Unbirthday Song" in Alice in Wonderland and "The Workshop Song" in Babes in Toyland.
- Rock-a-Bye Baby (solo)
- The Unbirthday Song (contains solo lines)
- The Unbirthday Song (reprise)(duet)
- Let Me Be a People (Plain Old Me)(duet)
- Workshop Song (contains solo lines)
- I Love to Laugh (contains solo lines)