Grave Marker for comedian Ed Wynn: "Dear God, Thanks." - Wynn died in Beverly Hills, California, of throat cancer. He was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. Red Skelton stated: "His death is the first time he ever made anyone sad."
Hal Block: Returning from the USO, Block was the writer for Ed Wynn's return to radio after a ten-year absence. Wynn had been a pioneer of early radio. Although Block was a highly successful comedy writer for over 15 years, today he is most often remembered as an original panelist of the television game show What's My Line? who was fired from the show in only its third season, reportedly for inappropriate on-air behavior.
In the 1949-50 season, Ed Wynn hosted one of the first comedy-variety television shows, on CBS, and won an Emmy Award in 1949. Buster Keaton, Lucille Ball, and The Three Stooges all made guest appearances with Wynn. This was the first CBS variety television show to originate in Los Angeles, with programs filmed via kinescope for distribution in the Midwest and East. Wynn was also a rotating host of NBC's Four Star Revue from 1950 through 1952. Wynn (left) and Richard Crenna