Best photos ( Edd Byrnes )

by: eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago -
26.2K
Likes

Birth information

30 July 1932 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

8 January 2020 Santa Monica, California, USA

Given Name

Edward Byrne Breitenberger

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Asa Maynor
Catherine Gross

Life Story of Edd Byrnes

Edd Byrnes was born Edward Byrne Breitenberger on July 30, 1932 in New York City, the son of Mary (Byrne) and Augustus "Gus" Breitenberger. Edd shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together because her alcoholic husband was often absent from the scene.

When Edd was fifteen, his father was found dead in a basement. Edd then dropped his surname (Breitenberger) in favor of "Byrnes", based on the name of his maternal grandfather, Edward Byrne, a New York City fireman. He found escape from family problems at the movies and at the gym, where he developed an athletic body. At age 17 he was approached by a man who offered to take free "physique" photos of him. According to his 1996 autobiography, "Kookie No More", this led to a few years of "hustling" older, well-to-do men, despite the fact that Edd was heterosexual. One of these men acted as Edd's mentor, introducing him to fashion and culture and encouraging his hopes for an acting career.

After doing some summer-stock work and a few bit parts on TV, Edd drove to California in 1955, arriving in Los Angeles...

Publications and Magazines about Edd Byrnes

Edd Byrnes Kookie No More. 1996

What movies did Edd Byrnes play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999) Bobby Icovella, Unhappily Ever After (1997) Edd Byrnes, Murder, She Wrote (1995) Kenneth Rundle / Freddie Major / Sid Hooper, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1995) Manley Combs, Burke's Law (1994) Cassidy, Married... with Children (1992) Edd Byrnes, Empty Nest (1991) M.C., Mr. Belvedere (1990) The Emcee, Troop Beverly Hills (1989) Ross Coleman, Party Line (1988) Maitre d', Mankillers (1987) Jack Marra, Rags to Riches (1987) Emcee, Throb (1987) Bobby Catalina, Back to the Beach (1987) Valet, Simon & Simon...

Birth information

30 July 1932 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

8 January 2020 Santa Monica, California, USA

Given Name

Edward Byrne Breitenberger

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Asa Maynor
Catherine Gross

Life Story of Edd Byrnes

Edd Byrnes was born Edward Byrne Breitenberger on July 30, 1932 in New York City, the son of Mary (Byrne) and Augustus "Gus" Breitenberger. Edd shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together because her alcoholic husband was often absent from the scene.

When Edd was fifteen, his father was found dead in a basement. Edd then dropped his surname (Breitenberger) in favor of "Byrnes", based on the name of his maternal grandfather, Edward Byrne, a New York City fireman. He found escape from family problems at the movies and at the gym, where he developed an athletic body. At age 17 he was approached by a man who offered to take free "physique" photos of him. According to his 1996 autobiography, "Kookie No More", this led to a few years of "hustling" older, well-to-do men, despite the fact that Edd was heterosexual. One of these men acted as Edd's mentor, introducing him to fashion and culture and encouraging his hopes for an acting career.

After doing some summer-stock work and a few bit parts on TV, Edd drove to California in 1955, arriving in Los Angeles...

Publications and Magazines about Edd Byrnes

Edd Byrnes Kookie No More. 1996

What movies did Edd Byrnes play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999) Bobby Icovella, Unhappily Ever After (1997) Edd Byrnes, Murder, She Wrote (1995) Kenneth Rundle / Freddie Major / Sid Hooper, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1995) Manley Combs, Burke's Law (1994) Cassidy, Married... with Children (1992) Edd Byrnes, Empty Nest (1991) M.C., Mr. Belvedere (1990) The Emcee, Troop Beverly Hills (1989) Ross Coleman, Party Line (1988) Maitre d', Mankillers (1987) Jack Marra, Rags to Riches (1987) Emcee, Throb (1987) Bobby Catalina, Back to the Beach (1987) Valet, Simon & Simon...

24 th
Edd Byrnes in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

Father of Logan Byrnes, a news anchor for FOX's affiliate in Hartford, CT.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
23 th
Edd Byrnes in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

In 1975, Merv Griffin hired Edd to host a new game-show called Wheel of Fortune (1983). Two half-hour pilots were filmed. NBC bought the show but didn't want Byrnes as host. Griffin replaced him with Chuck Woolery (who was later replaced with Pat Sajak).

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
22 th
Edd Byrnes in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

On 1/23/05 he was ranked #5 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" /.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
21 th
Edd Byrnes in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)

In July 2002 he was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, NC, along with Donna Douglas, Alex Cord, Johnny Duncan, Peggy Stewart, Jean Porter, Steve Mitchell and Kevin Greaves.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
20 th
Dinah Manoff and Edd Byrnes in Grease - Schmiere (1978)

Was a taxi driver in the late 1940s and was fired for doing push-ups during his break.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
19 th
Stewart Granger, Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes, William Campbell, etc.

Edd was the son of Mary (Byrne) and Augustus "Gus" Breitenberger. He was of one quarter German and three quarters Irish descent.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
18 th
Stewart Granger, Edd Byrnes, William Campbell, etc.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
17 th
Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes, William Campbell, etc.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
16 th
Stewart Granger and Edd Byrnes in Geheimauftrag Dubrovnik (1964)

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
15 th
Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes, William Campbell, Henry Silva, etc.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
14 th
Edd Byrnes, Henry Silva, and Raf Vallone in Geheimauftrag Dubrovnik (1964)

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
13 th
Edd Byrnes in Mord ist ihr Hobby (1984)

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
12 th
Doug Hutchison and Edd Byrnes in Mord ist ihr Hobby (1984)

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
11 th
Edd Byrnes in Grease - Schmiere (1978)

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
10 th
Edd Byrnes, Louis Quinn, Roger Smith, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in 77-Sunset-Strip (1958)

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
9 th
Edd Byrnes, Robert Logan, Louis Quinn, Roger Smith, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
8 th
Brenda Benet and Edd Byrnes in Beach Ball (1965)

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
7 th
Edd Byrnes and Kathryn Holcomb in Fantasy Island (1977)

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
6 th
Edd Byrnes, John Russell, and Clint Walker in Man nannte ihn Kelly (1959)

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
5 th
John Travolta, Stockard Channing, Olivia Newton-John, Eve Arden, Frankie Avalon, etc.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
4 th
Edd Byrnes and Asa Maynor

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
3 rd
Edd Byrnes C. 1959 © 1978 David Sutton

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
2 nd
Edd Byrnes, Chris Noel, The Supremes, The Righteous Brothers, The Walker Brothers, etc.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments
1 st
Sally Kellerman, Luana Anders, Edd Byrnes, Gloria Castillo, Diana Darrin, Ross Ford, etc.

eddbyrnes @ 1 month ago

eddbyrnes eddbyrnes1 month ago
Last Comments