Edmund Gwenn, Best Supporting Actor 1947: MovieMonday.com

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

(Fantasy/Comedy - NR)

Edmund Gwenn won his Supporting Oscar for playing the loveable Santa Claus hired by Macy's.


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).

He also received a Supporting Actor nomination for his 1950 role in MISTER 880.

His other films include:

TELL ME TONIGHT
THE SKIN GAME
THE GOOD COMPANIONS
I WAS A SPY
EARLY TO BED
FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH
ANTHONY ADVERSE
LABURNUM GROVE
SOUTH RIDING
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
CHARLEY'S AUNT
A YANK AT ETON
LASSIE COME HOME
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM
LIFE WITH FATHER
A WOMAN OF DISTINCTION
PRETTY BABY
BONZO GOES TO COLLEGE
LES MISERABLES
THEM!
THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
IT'S A DOG'S LIFE

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