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The late, great Ed Wynn. From bringing an animated Mad Hatter to life, to making me laugh hysterically as Uncle Albert in Disney's version of "Mary Poppins," he has brought me so much joy.


In the 1949-50 season, Ed Wynn hosted one of the first comedy-variety television shows, on CBS, and won an Emmy Award in 1949. Buster Keaton, Lucille Ball, and The Three Stooges all made guest appearances with Wynn. This was the first CBS variety television show to originate in Los Angeles, with programs filmed via kinescope for distribution in the Midwest and East. Wynn was also a rotating host of NBC's Four Star Revue from 1950 through 1952. Wynn (left) and Richard Crenna


Ed Wynn - Perfect Fool: The Life and Times of Ed Wynn by Garry Berman

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Ed Wynn in the film Stage Door Canteen (1943). Ed Wynn (November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966) was a popular American comedian and actor noted for his Perfect Fool comedy character, his pioneering radio show of the 1930s, and his later career as a dramatic actor.