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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).

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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:

[during the fight with Wild Horse's braves, the wagon with the stolen gold hidden in the flour barrels flips over spilling it's contents among the grateful Indian women]
Lomax: They're picking it clean! Why didn't you stop 'em?
Taw Jackson: Well, just how do I go about that?
Levi Walking Bear: I'm afraid Taw's right, Lomax. They'll fight you.
Lomax: Shut up, you Indian!
Levi Walking Bear: I know my people. To them it's flour.
Lomax: Flour? What about the gold?
Levi Walking Bear: As far as they know, it's just food.


Adam: You're beating your head against a stone wall, Milly. You'll never make jackadandies out of them!


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]


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Howard Keel Facts
Was the original choice to play the lead in Singin' in the Rain (1952). The part went to Gene Kelly instead.

Grandfather of Mico Olmos and Bodie Olmos.

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

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