Birth Name: Fred Gwynne
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Taneytown, Maryland, USA
Gwynne was especially convincing as quirky or somewhat melancholy authority figures, his dour looks, deep voice, deliberate delivery and sometimes prissy manner were well utilized in a number of films including "On the Waterfront" as longshoreman Slim (1954); Bernardo Bertolucci's "Luna" (1979) in a cameo as Jill Clayburgh's ill-fated husband; "The Cotton Club" (1984) as a sympathetic underworld figure; "The Boy Who Could Fly" (1986), as the alcoholic uncle of the title character; "Pet Sematary" (1989) as a country gentleman; a bit part in Woody Allen's "Shadows and Fog" (1992); and a delicious final supporting role as a no-nonsense Southern judge in "My Cousin Vinny" (1992). Gwynne also had...
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