Grave Marker for comedian Ed Wynn: "Dear God, Thanks." - Wynn died in Beverly Hills, California, of throat cancer. He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. Red Skelton stated: "His death is the first time he ever made anyone sad."
In the 1949-50 season, Ed Wynn hosted one of the first comedy-variety television shows, on CBS, and won an Emmy Award in 1949. Buster Keaton, Lucille Ball, and The Three Stooges all made guest appearances with Wynn. This was the first CBS variety television show to originate in Los Angeles, with programs filmed via kinescope for distribution in the Midwest and East. Wynn was also a rotating host of NBC's Four Star Revue from 1950 through 1952. Wynn (left) and Richard Crenna
Ed Wynn - Perfect Fool: The Life and Times of Ed Wynn by Garry Berman
Ed Wynn in the film Stage Door Canteen (1943). Ed Wynn (November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966) was a popular American comedian and actor noted for his Perfect Fool comedy character, his pioneering radio show of the 1930s, and his later career as a dramatic actor.