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I just found today that Fred Gwynne was also a great illustrator and writer of children's books. Amazing guy...
- I know! The reason I looked him up just now is due to a freaky coincidence. I'm a new teacher...well at a new school at least...and yesterday I was getting my room set up. Had the TV on to TV Land and was watching bit and pieces of the Munsters and the Addams Family. Later I came across a book someone was getting rid of -- "A Little Pigeon Toad" by a Fred Gwynne. I'd never heard that the Fred Gwynne had done kids' books, and this book had no "about the author" information on it. So of course I came to Wikipedia to check things out, and I find out that he was a singer, artist, and childrens book author. He apparently was a really great guy...too bad that he got typecast as Herman, but he seemed to have overcome a good bit of that before he passed. His role in Cousin Vinny is a hoot. And I'm perhaps one of the only people who loves the film Water. PurpleChez 10:33, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Sections of this biography include phrases such as "most memorable," which could be removed to reflect less personal preference for specific works of Gwynne in his acting career. Yourai 03:14, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
I enjoyed this article until the last paragraph that calls Mr. Gwynne's performance in My Cousin Vinny the most memorable of his career. The statement is, in my opinion, a ridiculous opinion in light of the totality of Mr. Gwynne's work. It must have been made by a very young person, or at least a person unfamiliar with Mr. Gwynne's earlier career. Regardless, it's someone's opinion and it taints the rest of the article. I think it should be reworded. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:21, 15 January 2008 (UTC)