Keenan Wynn
Biographical Information
Born July 27th, 1916
New York City, New York, United States
Died October 14th, 1986
Los Angeles, California, United States
Productions One for the Money as Various Roles
Kiss Me, Kate as Lippy
Finian's Rainbow as Senator Billboard Rawkins
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town as The Winter Warlock
Recordings Kiss Me, Kate (film soundtrack)
Finian's Rainbow (film soundtrack)
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (soundtrack)
Vocal Type Baritone

Keenan Wynn was an American actor.


Born Francis Wynn in New York City to comedian Ed Wynn, he was encouraged by his father to become an actor, and the two later appeared together in the television production Requiem for a Heavyweight. Wynn became an MGM contract player and made a number of memorable film appearances, including Annie, Get Your Gun, Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West, and Dr. Strangelove, as the suspicious Major "Bat" Guano.

In his later career, Wynn appeared several times on television including in Dallas, and also provided voices for several Rankin/Bass productions such as The Last Unicorn, where he played the self-promoting outlaw Captain Cully.

Wynn passed away in 1986.


Wynn had a handful of opportunities to demonstrate his vocal abilities,notably in Kiss Me, Kate, where performed the duet "Brush Up Your Shakespeare". He also appeared in the film version of Finian's Rainbow, and provided the voice of the Winter Warlock in the childrens film Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town.


Kiss Me, Kate (1953)Edit

  • Brush Up Your Shakespeare (duet)

Finian's Rainbow (1968)Edit

  • The Begat (contains solo lines)
  • How Are Things in Glocca Mora?
  • Oh, Dem Golden Slippers (solo)

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (1970)Edit

  • Put One Foot In Front of the Other (duet)


One for the Money (1939)Edit

  • The All-Girl Band
  • Little Miss Muffet (duet)
  • Good Night, Mrs. Astor

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