Comedians: The First Time He Made Anyone Sad

"A comedian is not a man who says funny things," Ed Wynn once said. "A comedian is one who says things fun ny. For instance, a comedian is not a man who opens a funny door — a co median is one who opens a door in a funny way."

Ed Wynn, who died of throat cancer last week at 79, had been opening doors in a funny way ever since he was a kid in Philadelphia. Then he was Isaiah Ed win Leopold, who used to upset his mil liner father by putting...

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