Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) wore face paint that was actually a bright violet color because it captured the most light on the black-and-white film.

8 surprising facts about the great Fred Gwynne Image: The Everett Collection You know him best as Herman Munster. You laughed along with him on Car 54, Where Are You? The towering Fred Gwynne (he stood at 6′ 5″) was a one-of-a-kind talent on television. He led a fascinating life offscreen, too, living a quiet …

Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) wore face paint that was actually a bright violet color because it captured the most light on the black-and-white film. Read More »