1886 - 1966
This collection contains the rare early 1930s comedy-musical shows starring Ed Wynn as one of his most memorable characters,
"The Firechief." Best known as a fantastic character
actor and vaudevillian style clown, Ed Wynn's babbling
voice and trademark giggle are unforgettable.
Born Isaiah Edwin Leopold, he jumped into show business
at age 13 when he ran away from home to join a traveling
medicine show. At 16 years of age he began performing
on a local stage in Pennsylvania. His disapproving father
insisted that the family name not be disgraced so young
Isaiah Edwin Leopold became "Ed Wynn"
Outside of his radio career, Ed Wynn starred in 1920's
silent films and continued to star on the big screen until
his death in the 1960's. He also starred in his own TV
show, "The Ed Wynn Show." His bumbling voice
is instantly recognizable in the animated feature film,
"Alice in Wonderland" and many others.
(Please note that many of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.)