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Edwin Holt McLean
Born in Indiana on July 11-1918
grew up loving to sing and dance.
studied acting at Ben Bards school of the spoken word, later school of acting.
in the 30's,was preforming in Boston,Ma. when his Number came up for the War.
the sgt. at the draft board had seen him preform, and wrote out the paperwork as 'Eddie McLean' forever changing his name on all official documents.
not even out of basic training, was approached to go in to special forces, entertaining the troops, was like a dream come true.
after the war,going to Hollywood. he got work in few movies.(Riders of the Pony Express,Scorching Fury,Botany Bay, and Nightfall) having little success in film (too good looking to be the sidekick,and not tall enough to be the leading man) he found his calling,of all things,as a bartender in some of the best dinner houses in Los Angeles. The Tail Spin,Rand's Roundup, The Dresden Room, to name a few, where entertainers of the day would come to eat after their show,often the management would ask them to preform. and they would.
on any given night one could hear the likes of Bing Crosby,Frank Sinatra,Doris Day.
Eddie McLean Died in Covina,CA on September 22.2002.
he is survived by his 3 children Patricia,Linda, and Michael, as well as several grand children.
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