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Ed Wynn Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Children

Ed Wynn Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth November 9, 1886
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Date of Death June 19, 1966

Ed Wynn was an American actor and comedian who amassed a huge fan following with his work in films like Mary Poppins (1964), Those Calloways (1965), The Great Man (1958), Stage Door Canteen (1943), The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), That Darn Cat! (1965), and the Playhouse 90 teleplay Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956).

Born Name

Isaiah Edwin Leopold

Nick Name

Ed Wynn, The Perfect Fool

Ed Wynn as seen in the television program All Star Revue
Ed Wynn as seen in the television program All Star Revue (NBC Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on November 9, 1886.


He passed away on June 19, 1966, in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 79 years from esophageal cancer.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States





He studied at the Central High School in Philadelphia but dropped out at the age of 15 years before completing his graduation.


Actor, Comedian


  • Father – Joseph Leopold (Milliner)
  • Mother – Minnie Greenberg




6 ft or 183 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ed Wynn had dated –

  1. Hilda Keenan (1914-1937)​ – On September 5, 1914, he wed the actress and vaudeville performer Hilda Keenan. Their marriage produced a son named Keenan Wynn (July 27, 1916-October 14, 1986) before ending in divorce on May 13, 1937.
  2. Frieda Mierse (1937-1939)​ – His marriage to Frieda Mierse lasted from June 25, 1937, until their divorce on December 12, 1939.
  3. Dorothy Elizabeth Nesbitt (1946-1955) – Dorothy Elizabeth Nesbitt became Ed’s third wife on July 31, 1946. However, the couple parted ways less than 10 years later and got officially divorced on March 1, 1955.
Ed Wynn as seen with his son Keenan Wynn in The Man in the Funny Suit (1960)
Ed Wynn as seen with his son Keenan Wynn in The Man in the Funny Suit (1960) (CBS Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry on his father’s side and was of Romanian and Turkish descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Unique, whimsical voice
  • Bulbous nose
  • Wore round, framed glasses
Ed Wynn as seen as Mr. Busybody in 1908
Ed Wynn as seen as Mr. Busybody in 1908 (Anonymous / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Ed Wynn Facts

  1. He was initially approached to play the title role in the cult classic, The Wizard of Oz (1939). Sadly, he rejected the part for apparently being ‘way too small’.
  2. Wynn lent his voice to the character of Mad Hatter in Disney’s 1951 animated film, Alice in Wonderland, and also inspired the physical appearance of the beloved Hatter. Additionally, he served as the inspiration for the voice and character design of King Candy from Walt Disney‘s animated comedy film, Wreck-It Ralph (2012).
  3. The epitaph on his gravestone found at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California reads as, “Dear God, Thank You”.
  4. On August 10, 2013, Wynn was posthumously declared a Disney Legend.
  5. The Hollywood Walk of Fame features 3 stars in his honor: one for Motion Pictures at 1541 Vine Street, second for Radio at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard, and third for Television at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard.
  6. Ed’s turn in a dramatic role, which he was initially reluctant to do and was nearly fired from, in Rod Serling’s teleplay Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) alongside his son is widely cited as among his best dramatic performances ever.
  7. The closest impersonation of his famous ‘Perfect Fool’ character can be seen in the voice of the animated character Wally Gator from the Hanna-Barbera cartoons.

Featured Image by NBC Television / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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