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Fred Gwynne
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Birth Date:July 10, 1926
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
Birth Name:Frederick Hubbard Gwynne
Birth Place:New York City
Died Date:July 2, 1993


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Fred Gwynne

Biography:Fred Gwynne (July 10, 1926 - July 2, 1993) was a 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) American actor, best known for starring in the television sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters. For his role as Herman Munster he had to wear 40 or 50 lb (20 kg) of padding, makeup and elevator shoes, and reportedly once sweated off ten pounds (4.5 kg) in a day of filming. Earlier he was in the cast of The Phil Silvers Show as a man of enormous appetite that Sgt. Bilko entered in a pie-eating contest—then found out he could only consume mass quantities when depressed.

After his experience in The Munsters, he was unfortunate to be typecast as Herman Munster, the tall, goofy parody of Frankenstein's monster, and experienced difficulty with being cast in other projects. However, Gwynne was known for his good spirits and sense of humour, and retained fond recollections of "Herman". Gwynne eventually proved himself as a fine dramatic actor on stage. In 1974, he played the role of "Big Daddy" in the Broadway revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Another role was as the Stage Manager in Our Town.

His performance as Jud Crandall in Pet Sematary was based on author Stephen King himself, who is also quite tall — only an inch shorter than the actor —, and uses a similarly thick Maine dialect. Gwynne also had roles in the movies Disorganized Crime, The Cotton Club, "Secret of My Success", "Water", Ironweed and Fatal Attraction.

Gwynne's last film performance was as the judge in the 1992 film comedy, My Cousin Vinny in which he used a credible Southern accent.

He died of pancreatic cancer in Taneytown, Maryland, eight days before his 67th birthday, because sometimes dead is better.

Gwynne graduated from Harvard University in 1951. In addition to his acting career, Gwynne sang professionally, painted, and wrote and illustrated children's books, including A Chocolate Moose for Dinner, The King Who Rained, Best In Show, Pondlarker, and A Little Pigeon Toad.

Achievements: (Filmography)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)

Chinese Horoscope for Fred Gwynne
Includes characteristics and Vices
Fred Gwynne's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 13, 1926 - February 01, 1927
Birthday: July 10, 1926

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Fred Gwynne's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: July 10, 1926

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Fred Gwynne's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: July 10, 2017

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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