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  • Edmund Gwenn

    Born on September 26, 1877 in Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Edmund Gwenn as "Kris Kringle"

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

Academy Award (1947) Won Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1947) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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Were These True Believers Heroic -- or Crazy?

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Alison Nastasi on Nov 22nd 2010, 9:00AM

Nov 22nd 2010, 9:00AM

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