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Howard Keel Overview:

Legendary actor, Howard Keel, was born Harold Clifford Keel on Apr 13, 1919 in Gillespie, IL. Keel died at the age of 85 on Nov 7, 2004 in Palm Desert, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at favorite places including Mere Golf Club, Eng.

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With a rich baritone voice and a swaggering confidence, Howard Keel starred in many of MGM's big-budget musicals of the 1950s including Annie Get Your Gun (1950), Show Boat (1951), Lovely to Look At (1952), Kiss Me Kate (1953), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), and Kismet (1955). Later, Keel would appear in some medium-budget action films, as well as the cult sci-fi classic, Day of the Triffids (1963). From 1981 to 1991, Keel played the role of oil baron Clayton Farlow in the prime time TV soap Dallas.

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Keel was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Jane Powell and (But No Seven Brothers)

By Rick29 on Dec 28, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Jane Powell and Vic Damone. Big, splashy Broadway-style musicals had peaked in popularity when MGM released Hit the Deck in 1955. So, kudos to the studio for putting together an incredibly talented cast headlined by Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, and Ann Miller. Their male co-stars, though not as we... Read full article


Jane Powell and (But No Seven Brothers)

By Rick29 on Dec 28, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Jane Powell and Vic Damone. Big, splashy Broadway-style musicals had peaked in popularity when MGM released Hit the Deck in 1955. So, kudos to the studio for putting together an incredibly talented cast headlined by Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, and Ann Miller. Their male co-stars, though not as we... Read full article


starred in some of the most famous musicals ever made

By Art on Apr 13, 2013 From Classic Cinema Gold

¬†was an American actor and singer who starred in some of the most famous MGM film musicals ever made. Keel is probably best remembered by modern audiences for his starring role in the CBS television series “Dallas” from 1981 to 1991, as Clayton Farlow, opposite Barbara Bel Ged... Read full article


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Howard Keel Quotes:

Gideon: Adam, you're my eldest brother. Now I've always looked up to ya, tried to ape ya. But today I'm ashamed of you. Now I know you can lick me, lick the tar outta me! But I wouldn't hold myself no kinda man unless I showed ya how I felt!
[punches him]
Adam: Why you...!
[throws him on horse, hands him reigns]
Adam: Now, GIT!
[slaps horse]


Narrator: Trees lie where they fall, and men were buried where they died.


Adam: What do you call her?
Milly: I was thinking of some name like Hannah or Hagar or Hephzibah, picking up where your mother left off.
Adam: Hannah.
Milly: Hannah.
Adam: I got to thinking up at the cabin, about the baby. How I'd feel if someone came creeping in and carried her off. I'd string him up the nearest tree. I'd shoot him down as I would a thieving fox.


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Howard Keel Facts
Had grown up in a strict Christian environment.

Shares birthday with Ron Perlman.

Has some Irish heritage. A lot of his distant family reside in Ireland.

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