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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:

[Bill is dressed as an Indian woman with a baby]
Calamity Jane: Gosh almighty, it's Bill Hickok!
[proceeds to laugh along with everyone else]
Wild Bill Hickok: [hands baby over] Here take him.
[stands up]
Wild Bill Hickok: The next man that laughs is gonna get his head ventilated.
[silence and Bill sits down. Calamity laughs again after a few moments]


Annie Oakley: [calling after Frank as he's walking away] Hey, mister...? Don't you like girls?
Frank Butler: [not comprehendeding the question] Well... sure!
Annie Oakley: [realizing it herself] I'm a girl.
Frank Butler: [laughing condescendingly as he walks away] That's fine.


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


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His third wife was 25 years younger than him.

His hobbies included: singing, dancing, watching movies, listening to opera, fishing, golfing, spending time with his family.

During the shooting of Annie Get Your Gun (1950), he broke his leg when his horse fell on him. He was laid up for six weeks.

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