First in Vaudeville, then as a Ziegfeld Follies star, Ed Wynn progressed to become "the Perfect Fool,” named for one of his many self-produced Broadway revues. He appeared in silent movies, such as Rubber Heels (1927), and pioneered on old-time radio on The Fire Chief, a popular Texaco-sponsored program. In the 1950s, Ed appeared on such television series as Playhouse 90 and Shower of Stars, before headlining his own The Ed Wynn Show. Ed attained a level of praise and respect from his comedy peers, critics, and the public that was rarely matched by other comedians.
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