Celebrity Birthday of the Day – November 9

Ed Wynn’s career in the entertainment industry began in vaudeville starting in 1903, and he was a star of the Ziegfeld Follies in 1914, during which time he allegedly had a feud with W.C. Fields. Wynn was also a radio host during the 1930s, hosting a popular radio show called The Fire Chief, sponsored by Texaco gasoline. It wasn’t until the 1940s that Wynn moved into primarily acting in television and films, appearing on the TV shows The Ed Wynn Show, Wagon Train, Rawhide, The Twilight Zone, and The Red Skelton Show, and in movies including Alice in Wonderland, The Great Man, The AbsentMinded Professor, Babes in Toyland, SonĀ  of Flubber, The Daydreamer, That Darn Cat!, and Mary Poppins. He loved to laugh! Ed Wynn died of cancer on June 19, 1966. He was 79.

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