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  Encyclopedia: Fred Gwynne
However, Gwynne was known for his good spirits and sense of humour, and retained fond recollections of "Herman".
Fred also sculpted and painted, and wrote and illustrated some adorable children's books, a few of which are still available in libraries and larger bookstores like Barnes and Noble, and Borders.
Fred Gwynne was best friends in real life with Al Lewis, his co-star from Car 54 and Munsters.
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 Fred Gwynne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After his experience in The Munsters, he was unfortunate to be typecast as Herman Munster, the tall, goofy parody of Frankenstein's monster, and experienced difficulty with being cast in other projects.
Gwynne eventually proved himself as a fine dramatic actor on stage.
Gwynne's last film performance was as the judge in the 1992 movie comedy, My Cousin Vinny in which he used a credible Southern accent.
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 Fred Gwynne - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Frederick Hubbard Gwynne (10 July, 1926 – 2 July, 1993) was a 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) American actor, best known for starring in the television sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You?
However, Gwynne was known for his good spirits and sense of humor, and retained fond recollections of "Herman".
Fred Gwynne, External links, 1926 births, 1993 deaths and American actors.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Fred_Gwynne   (350 words)

 Fred Gwynne  Bio
Unfortunately though when the show ended Gwynne was left standing in the dust for many years as Hollywood was afraid to hire him feeling he was type casted as the bumbling Herman.
Gwynne returned to the stage and won critical acclaim as Big Daddy in the Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Elizabeth Ashley.
Fred Gwynne was not only an actor but an author of numerous children books and an artist.
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 Biography for Fred Gwynne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fred Gwynne was an enormously talented character actor most famous for starring in the television situation comedies "Car 54, Where Are You?" (1961) as officer Francis Muldoon and "The Munsters"; (1964) as the Frankenstein clone Herman Munster.
Gwynne appeared in character as Herman Munster in a 'Freddie the Freeloader' comedy sketch.
Fred Gwynne died on July 2, 1993 in Taneytown, Maryland, after a battle with cancer of the pancreas.
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 The Munsters - a film family makes history by Thomas Staedeli
Fred Gwynne was born in 1926 in New York City.
After "The Munsters" Fred Gwynne worked furthermore for the television business with occasional appearances however he developed a great talent as an author at the same time (Chocolate Moose for Dinner) and as an artist and sculptor.
In 1993 Fred Gwynne died at the age of 67.
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 Fred Gwynne Pics - Fred Gwynne News - Fred Gwynne Information
Fred made his movie debut, unbilled, as one of Johnny Friendly's gang of thugs who menace Marlon Brando in Elia Kazan's classic On the Waterfront (1954).
By choice, Fred was never part of the Hollywood or Broadway social whirl, he lived a quiet life in suburban Bedford, New York, and, after his second marriage, in a renovated farmhouse in rural Taneytown, Maryland.
Fred was born in to a wealthy family, his father was a highly successful stockbroker.
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Gwynne was born on July 10, 1926 in New York City.
After the series was cancelled, Gwynne found it next to impossible to find acting work, so he retreated to New York to focus on painting and sculpture.
In 1984, Francis Ford Coppola helped Gwynne revive his career by giving him a memorable role in The Cotton Club, which led to appearances in films such as Fatal Attraction, Ironweed, Shadows and Fog and Gwynne's final film My Cousin Vinny, where he played an impatient southern judge.
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 the MUNSTERS - A Classic Comedy TV Sitcom
Fred Gwynne was not only an actor but an author and artist.
Fred and Beverly Owen (Marilyn #1) remained very good friends, and Beverly still goes to see Fred's family.
In 1993, Fred lost his battle with pancreatic cancer and died.
www.munsters.com /fred.htm   (366 words)

 VH1.com : Movies : Person : Fred Gwynne : Biography
In 1961, Gwynne was co-starring in the Broadway musical Irma La Douce when TV producer/writer Nat Hiken, who'd cast Gwynne in a handful of guest roles on the 1950s sitcom Sgt.
A year after the series' cancellation, Gwynne was starred in his most famous TV role: bolt-necked, soft-hearted Herman Munster in The Munsters (1964-66).
Fred Gwynne also returned to films during this period, playing key roles in such major productions as The Cotton Club (1984) and Shadows and Fog (1992); he died of pancreatic cancer shortly after completing his critically acclaimed role of the judge in My Cousin Vinny (1993).
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 FRED GWYNNE TRIBUTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fred would play a lovable Frankenstein Monster and me his only son, Eddie.
Not only did Fred help me with my acting, he also taught me how to keep an even balance between work and play.
In 1988 I had the good fortune to sit with Fred Gwynne at a table and eat sushi.
www.lastplace.com /EXHIBITS/mam/fgwynne.htm   (401 words)

 Fred Gwynne - Munsterland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During this time he was married to Foxy Gwynne, but eventually they divorced.
Fred and Beverley Owen remained very good friends, and Beverley still goes to see his family.
In 1993, Fred sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer and died.
www.freehomepages.com /munsters1/fred.html   (349 words)

 Welcome to Mockingbird Lane!
New York actors Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis were chosen because producers had been pleased with their "Car 54, Where Are You?" work.
Fred Gwynne and the rest of the cast quickly settled into their roles that that would eventually immortalize.
However, Beverley Owen, Fred Gwynne, Joan Marshall and Happy Derman were all banned from appearing in the cameo because producers felt their presence on the original series was minimal.
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 The Broadway Theatre Archive Catalog Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
From 1964 through 1966, Gwynne played the affable, bumbling Herman Munster in the monster-parody television series “The Munsters.” From that point on, Gwynne would become synonymous with Herman Munster.
Gwynne appeared on stage in works by Shakespeare, Ionesco, Tennessee Williams and Thornton Wilder.
He won an Obie for his role in "Grand Magic," and played Big Daddy in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Fred Gwynne passed away from pancreatic cancer in 1993.
www.broadwayarchive.com /bio_detail.asp?name=199&referral=BTI0133   (211 words)

 The FRED GWYNNE Appreciation Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fred Gwynne appeared in two of the most popular episodes of The Phil Silvers Show: "It's For The Birds" and "Eating Contest." He went on to star in another Nat Hiken "vehicle," Car 54, Where Are You?
He was one of the finest comedic talents from television and might have reached "another" level if not for the two years he spent as Herman Munster...
One was with Fred as Lamb Chop's doctor, and it was adorable.
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 ApsnyBlog— when the Akashic Records give you a busy signal...: Separated at Birth!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
By stark contrast John ended up in a private school in Switzerland, where they consume too-rich cheeses and every able-bodied male is expected to keep and maintain proficiency with a military assault weapon for the defense of their beloved country.
Although Fred Gwynne served on a United States Navy ship that was designed specifically to destroy submarines that contained other humans, he forebore after his discharge from accusing his shipmates of war crimes and atrocities simply to gain publicity or notoriety and thus possibly advance his career.
Fred Gwynne didn’t do girlie stuff like inject Botox into parts of him to be smooth and young looking.
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 the MUNSTERS - A Classic Comedy TV Sitcom
On July 2, 1993, my friend and TV Dad, Fred Gwynne passed away.
Twenty-nine years earlier I was lucky enough to be cast in a TV Show titled, oddly enough, The Munsters...
Even with his forty pounds of padding and ultra hot makeup, Fred still carried the show.
www.munsters.com /gwynne.html   (342 words)

 Amazon.com: Munsters' Revenge (1981) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis look mostly unchanged and the pair have lost none of their camraderie, and even a noticeably older Yvonne DeCarlo holds up well.
Gwynne, who was 54 at the time, was as usual, perfection.
The only redeeming aspect of this awful and cheap semi-reunion movie for NBC is seeing Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis reprise the characters they made legendary on the classic CBS series.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6304288468?v=glance   (1406 words)

 What A Character!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tall, thin and blessed with a resonant deep voice, Fred Gwynne was probably best known as the bumbling, Frankensteinesque “Herman Munster” on TV’s The Munsters, and as officer “Francis Muldoon” on the sitcom Car 54, Where are You?
Born in New York, the son of a Wall Street broker, Gwynne attended Groton Prep School before going on to Harvard where he performed in the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
Gwynne died July 2, 1993 of pancreatic cancer.
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 A Chocolate Moose for Dinner, Aladdin, Fred Gwynne
Fred Gwynne wrote his books for the persons who like to hear words in strange context and see strange intrepretations.
Elementary children love to have the Gwynne books and hear the adults read these phrases to them with delightful illustrations that don't say what we have expected to see and hear.
Fred in real life was as diverse as his books with his role in Adams Family.
allentech.net /bookstore/item_0671667416.html   (438 words)

 Telegraph | News | Al Lewis
He battled constantly with Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), and adored his vampire grandson Eddie (played by Butch Patrick.)
(1954), which also starred Fred Gwynne, and later for humorous cameos on such shows as Lost in Space, The Night Stalker, and Here's Lucy, with Lucille Ball.
He was born Albert Meister in upstate New York near the Canadian border, on April 30 1923, though for most of his career he claimed his year of birth as 1910.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/news/2006/02/06/db0602.xml   (623 words)

 The King Who Rained, Aladdin, Fred Gwynne
Fred Gwynne, the noted TV actor, plays upon "reign", (from Latin/French roots, and meaning to rule), and the word "rain", from the Old Anglo-Saxon, and meaning "water dropping from the heavens".
The illustrations are colorfully done in what appears to be pastel chalks, and Fred Gwynne has probably included some autobiographical drawings as, for example, the Daddy with the mole on his nose is easily recognizable as the TV actor.
This book is nicely illustrated and will provide many hours of reading enjoyment and learning.Personally, I found that the child-reader has to be in the first or second grade, or at least fairly well exposed to the nuances of the English language, or else the play on words, using homonyms, will be lost.
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 Fred Gwynne Current Month TV Schedule
Profiling the career of actor Fred Gwynne, famous for his role in ``The Munsters.''.
Starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, Pat Priest.
Starring Michael J Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow, Fred Gwynne, Mercedes Ruehl, Christopher Murney, Gerry Bamman, Carol Ann Susi.
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 Fred Gwynne Herman Munster from the Munsters
Fred Gwynne was a gentle giant, he was a great straight actor, author and artist.
That was Great stuff and the expressive rubber face and manner that sold it was Fred Gwynne.
He is truly a Giant this cast is 9 X 13 inches.
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 Amazon.com: King Who Rained: Books: Fred Gwynne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gwynne himself) with a small, brown, furry subterranean mammal perched on his nose.
Similarly, the girl's mother is "a little horse" sometimes and asks for the throat spray ("when I bring it to her, she calls me a little deer").
Gwynne are easy to read and lavishly illustrated with large pictures.
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 Amazon.co.uk: My Cousin Vinny [1992]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There's a good running gag involving retrieving $200 from a recalcitrant local redneck, while his clashes with the court judge, played by the late Fred Gwynne are priceless.
In addition to Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei, a great performance was placed on screen by Fred Gwynne, known by many for one of the quirkier characters to ever appear on television, Fred Munster.
Gwynne died in July of 1993, and a memorable actor was lost.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005UWMZ   (1265 words)

 Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster from The Munsters Autographed Photograph
Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster from The Munsters Autographed Photograph
GWYNNE, FRED - (b/w as "Herman Munster") - $195
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 Fred Gwynne's Mini Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gwynne has excelled in many areas of personal interest, but the Munster role
Frederick Gwynne traveled around the country because of his fatherís health.
After The Munsters Gwynne's career took a sharp turn for the worse.
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 A LITTLE PIGEON TOAD by Gwynne, Fred at Biblio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Manholes, naval oranges and a coat that is "a little thread bear, " are just some of the amusing twists of the language that Gwynne illustrates with the literal-minded images of a child.
The pictures are surprising, and revealed in a rapid-fire pace, until the little girl concludes "Yarns like these are hard to swallow!" as she spools spaghetti-like strands of wool around a fork.
This and other homonyms are interpreted with literal illogic in zany illustrations by the multitalented Fred Gwynne.
www.biblio.com /books/26050668.html   (407 words)

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