September 26, 1875 ~ September 6, 1959
Everyone who has ever seen Miracle on 34th Street with Edmund Gwenn, automatically gains a soft spot for the actor that plays Santa. He’s insightful, sleeps with his whiskers out, and stands up for Alfred the janitor. What’s not to like? In Doctor Takes a Wife, Gwenn plays opposite Ray Milland and Loretta Young, gently consoling the fake-married couple in the midst of a fake-lover’s spat. Compassion and empathy, and faith just seem to be part of his personality. It was however funny to learn that his only marriage turned into a divorce within a matter of hours, not something we expect for our own beloved Santa.
Happy Birthday Edmund!