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Fred Gwynne was a talented and famous American actor of the last century.
In 1951, the actor joined Brattle Theatre Repertory Company. That was after his graduation.
His debut as a movie actor happened in 1954 when he appeared in a role of Slim in the film On the Waterfront. By the way, that film won an Oscar.
Best Known For
Probably, everyone knows Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster. The actor’s role in the famous series The Munsters made him widely popular among multi-aged audience.
Throughout his life, Fred Gwynne didn’t comment on his religion, however, some data says his grandfather from the father’s side was an Episcopal priest.
Fred Gwynne was straight. He was married twice and had five kids (with his first wife Jean Reynard). The actor tied the knot for the second time in 1988.
Worth to Know
The New York Times (07/03/1993) admitted that this brilliant actor lived on a farm close to Taneytown, Md. That was a kind of quite harbor for him. At the age of 66 Fred Gwynne died on his own farm.
The same source shared the cause of his death – the actor suffered from the pancreatic cancer.
Besides being a successful screen monster, Fred Gwynne used to write books for children. One of his most famous ones is The King Who Rained. Fred wrote nine books throughout his life. (Source: Goodreads.com)
The NY Times also shared that before becoming an actor, Fred thought about being a painter.
Fred Gwynne served as a radio operator on a submarine during the WW II.