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Edmund Gwenn

  • Birth 26 Sep 1877 Wandsworth, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
  • Death 6 Sep 1959 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Ashes in vaultage
  • Memorial ID 3489

Respected stage and motion picture actor of the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. He is best known for his portrayal of 'Kris Kringle' in the 1947 holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street," for which he won the Best Actor Oscar.
Mr. Gwenn was born Edmund Kellaway in Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, on September 26, 1875. He was the cousin of actor Cecil Kellaway, the brother of actor Arthur Chesney, and the brother-in-law of actress Estelle Winwood (by virtue of her first and very short-lived marriage to Edmund's brother Arthur Chesney). Edmund Gwenn died of pneumonia and complications of a stroke in Woodland Hills, California, USA, on September 6, 1959.

Bio by: Crystal J. Geiszler


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3489
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Gwenn (26 Sep 1877–6 Sep 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3489, citing Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.