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Edmund Gwenn, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

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Gwenn with his co-stars in THEM!.

Edmund Gwenn: Best Supporting Actor 1947: MovieActors.com

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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (Fantasy/Comedy)

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









About Edmund Gwenn (1877 – 1959)

English stage actor Edmund Gwenn, who discovered by George Bernard Shaw in 1902, became a Hollywood star in middle age and 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.

Gwenn 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 consistently did good work in films there until his death in 1959.

Some of Edmund Gwenn's later work includes: THEM! ;(1954), and starring in Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 film, "The Trouble With Harry".

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

Edmund Gwenn's notable movie credits include...

THE SKIN GAME (1921)
THE GOOD COMPANIONS (1933)
I WAS A SPY (1933)
EARLY TO BED (1933)
FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH (1933)
ANTHONY ADVERSE (1936)
LABURNUM GROVE (1936)
SOUTH RIDING (1938)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1940)
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940)
CHARLEY'S AUNT (1941)
A YANK AT ETON (1942)
LASSIE COME HOME (1943)
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (1944)
THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM (1944)
LIFE WITH FATHER (1947)
A WOMAN OF DISTINCTION (1950)
PRETTY BABY (1950)
BONZO GOES TO COLLEGE (1952)
LES MISERABLES (1952)
THEM! (1954)
THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1955)
IT'S A DOG'S LIFE (1955)
THE ROCKET FROM CALABUCH (1956)