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Keenan Wynn Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Death, Family

Keenan Wynn Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10½ in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth July 27, 1916
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death October 14, 1986

Keenan Wynn was an American character actor, voice artist, and theatre actor. His film credits include Marriage Is a Private AffairJust Tell Me What You WantCancel My Reservation, Assignment: MunichHerbie Rides Again, Snowball Express, The Legend of Earl DurandWild in the Sky, The Man Who Would Not DieA Woman for All Men, The Killer Inside Me, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, Target RiskJeremiah of Jacob’s NeckThe Quest: The Longest Drive20 Shades of PinkThe Lucifer Complex, The Billion Dollar Threat, The Capture of Grizzly Adams, Hollywood KnightThe DarkA Touch of the Sun, Best Friends, The Treasure SeekersMen of the Fighting LadyDon’t Go Near the WaterA Hole in the HeadThat Kind of WomanThe Joke and the ValleyMan in the MiddleThe Power and the GloryStage to Thunder RockNightmare in the SunSanta Claus Is Comin’ to TownOnce Upon a Time in the WestWelcome to Hard TimesAround the World Under the Sea, House on Greenapple RoadPretty Maids All in a RowAssault on the Wayne, and Mom, the Wolfman and Me.

Born Name

Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn

Nick Name


Keenan Wynn as seen in a publicity photo circa 1950s
Keenan Wynn as seen in a publicity photo circa 1950s (MGM / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on July 27, 1916.


On October 14, 1986, Keenan Wynn died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 70 in Brentwood, Contra Costa County, California, United States.

Resting Place

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States





Character Actor, Voice Artist, Theatre Actor


  • FatherEd Wynn (November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966) (Actor, Vaudeville Comedian, Known for his Perfect Fool comedy character)
  • Mother – Hilda Keenan (November 1891 – August 20, 1940) (Actor, Vaudeville Performer)
  • Siblings – He was an only child.
  • Others – Joseph (Paternal Grandfather) (Milliner), Minnie Greenberg (Paternal Grandmother), Frank Keenan (Maternal Grandfather) (Stage and film actor; Stage director and manager during the silent-film era; One of the first stage actors to star in Hollywood), Katherine Agnes Long Keenan (Maternal Grandmother), Frances (Maternal Aunt) (Actor), Jessica Keenan Wynn (Granddaughter) (Actor, Singer)



From Left to Right - Keenan Wynn, Linda Evans, and Jack Ging as seen in an episode of TV's 'The Eleventh Hour' (1963)
From Left to Right – Keenan Wynn, Linda Evans, and Jack Ging as seen in an episode of TV’s ‘The Eleventh Hour’ (1963) (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)


5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Keenan Wynn dated –

  1. Eve Lynn Abbott (1938-1947) – He married former stage actor Eve Lynn Abbott in 1938 and ​the marriage produced 2 sons – Ned Wynn (b. Edmond Keenan Wynn; April 27, 1941 – December 20, 2020) and Tracy Keenan Wynn (b. February 28, 1945). The couple divorced in 1947. Regardless of their divorce, she later stated that their marriage was a happy one and that her divorce and remarriage to actor Van Johnson were engineered by MGM studio boss Louis B. Mayer who refused to renew Wynn’s contract unless Abbott divorced him and married Johnson (who was the subject of rumors that he was homos*xual).
  2. Janis Paige (1947) – Keenan Wynn had an affair with actor and singer Janis Paige in February 1947.
  3. Betty Jane Butler (1949-1953) – He was married to Betty Jane Butler​ from 1949 to 1953.
  4. Beverly Tyler (1952) – In July 1952, Keenan Wynn had a fling with actor and singer Beverly Tyler.
  5. Sharley Hudson (1954-1986) – He tied the knot with Sharley Hudson in 1954 and they remained together until Keenan’s death in 1986. The marriage produced 3 daughters – Hilda, Emily (February 13, 1960 – November 27, 1980), and Edwina. Emily died from lupus.

Race / Ethnicity


Keenan Wynn was of Jewish descent on his father’s side and had Irish Catholic ancestry on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Receding hairline
  • Often played Disney movie villains
  • Frequently played prideful but foolish characters
Keenan Wynn (Left) and his father, Ed Wynn, in 'The Man in the Funny Suit' (1960)
Keenan Wynn (Left) and his father, Ed Wynn, in ‘The Man in the Funny Suit’ (1960) (CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Keenan Wynn Facts

  1. His father encouraged him to pursue acting and wanted Keenan to join The Lambs Club, which he eventually did in 1937.
  2. On February 8, 1960, Keenan Wynn was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1515 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

Featured Image by MGM / eBay / Public Domain

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