American actor (1886-1966)
Ed Wynn (born Isaiah Edwin Leopold on November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966) was an American actor and comedian noted for his Perfect Fool comedy character, his pioneering radio show of the 1930s, and his later career as a dramatic actor.
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- A comedian is not a man who opens a funny door. He opens a door funny.
- Hedda Hooper, November 1 1960, “Comic Ed Wynn, Winning Still, Discusses Craft”, Buffalo (NY) Courier-Express, pg. 6, col. 1. Wynn was paraphrasing Fred Allen. Barry Popik (November 10, 2015). “A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny”. Retrieved on January 7, 2017.