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 (November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966) was a beloved character actor who got his start in 1910 in vaudeville, and expanded his career when in 1914 he joined the Ziegfeld Follies. He continued on acting for the rest of his life. I remember Mr. Wynn from two Twilight Zone episodes, "Ninety Years Without Slumbering", and "One For The Angels". He will never be forgotten. His great personality and demeanor are priceless classics still as yet not duplicated since his passing.