MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
(Fantasy/Comedy - NR)
Edmund Gwenn (1875 - 1959)
English stage actor (discovered by George Bernard Shaw in 1902) who
in middle age became a Hollywood star who continued acting into his
eighties. Edmund Gwenn began his stage career at the age of 17 after
being kicked out of the house by his father for wanting to be an actor.
Left the stage briefly to go fight in World War I, going all the way
to captain. Edmund Gwenn began working in films after the war's end
in Britain. He arrived in Hollywood at age 60 in 1935 and consistantly
did good work in films there until his death in 1959. Some of Edmund
Gwenn's later work includes 1954's Them! and starring in Alfred Hitchcock's
"The Trouble With Harry" (1955).
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