A self-taught actor who is known for his hair-combing as well as jive-talking youth, Edd Byrnes rests in peace after he died on the 8th of January 2020. He was an actor who was crowned with a crop of wavy hair, and people still try to gaze at his appearance. Edd Byrnes came into prominence from the hit series 77 Sunset Strip playing the role of Kookie which made him the television’s first teen idol. He also got featured in the 1978 movie named Grease.
Edd Byrnes was born in New York City, New York, in 1932. On every 30th of July, he celebrated his birthday and held the Leo zodiac sign. Belonged to American nationality, he died on the 8th of January 2020 in Santa Monica. Talking about his family, he was raised with two siblings – J-Ann and Vincent. He earned his education from Haaren High School.
|Real Name||Edward Byrne Breitenberger|
|Birthday||July 30, 1932|
|Birthplace||New York City|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Deathday||January 9, 2020|
|Death Place||Santa Monica Home|
Death Cause and Funeral
The 60’s hit TV series “77 Sunset Strip” and 1978’s smash “Grease” actor, Edd Byrnes died at age 87 on Wednesday. His death news was confirmed by his son, Logan Byrnes, via Facebook on Thursday, 9th of January 2020.
According to Logan, his father died due to natural causes at his Santa Monica home.
Edd was known as a comedic sensation and gained much attention by playing Kookie, who had a habit of running his comb through his slick hair in 77 Sunset Strip.
However, Edd’s family member hasn’t spoken about his funeral. We will soon update Edd Byrnes’s funeral. Stay tuned!
Edd Byrnes Net Worth and Salary
Edd began his acting career at a non-paid job in a summer stock theatre company in 1956. He even tried his luck to get roles in Broadway theatre production but didn’t succeed. Eventually, he was featured in an episode of the Crossroads TV program and then in the Wire Service and Navy Log.
After a year, Edd steps into Hollywood by appearing in Tea and Sympathy. Not only that, he was cast in episodes of Telephone Time, The Aventures of Jim Bowie, and in a film, Fear Strikes Out. He has also worked with Warner Bros in The Deep Six, Cheyenne; Life Begins at 17 and Up Periscope.
But, Edd gained into the limelight by playing the role of Kookie in the hit TV series, 77 Sunset Strip. In the 1978 movie Grease, he played the character of Dick Clark. Later, he was cast in Murder, She Wrote, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and Throb. His final roles were Shake, Rattle, and Roll: An American Love Story in 1999.
Before his death, Edd Byrnes’s net worth was estimated at $4 million.
Married to Wife, Asa Maynor
When it comes to talking about Handsome persons in the acting industry, Edd Byrnes’s name often emerged. With his attractive personality, he had made Asa Maynor fell in love with him. Eventually, the pair got married in 1962 and welcomed their son named Logan Byrnes.
His son is a television news anchor who works for KYSI-TV news in San Diego, California, since 2018. He had also worked for the Fox Connecticut from 2008 to 2016.
Parents, Siblings, and Family
Edd was born in the Byrnes family with the full name Edward Byrne Breitenberger. However, his parents’ information remains private, but he grew up with a brother Vincent and a sister, Jo-Ann. As from his biography sites, his father died at the age of 13. Then, he dropped his last name in favor of “Byrnes” based on the name of his grandfather, Edward Byrne. He was a fireman.
While studying at Haaren High School, Edd developed his interest in acting after working in various jobs like roofing, Ambulance, and selling flowers.
Edd Byrnes Height and Weight
Edd was one of the most handsome actors in the Hollywood industry who was widely known for his curly hair. His height and weight remain inside the closet. But he had light brown hair color and blue eye color.