Ian Keith Overview:

Actor, Ian Keith, was born Keith Ross on Feb 27, 1899 in Boston, MA. Keith died at the age of 61 on Mar 26, 1960 in New York City, NY .



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By Caftan Woman on Mar 10, 2011 From Caftan Woman

February 27, 1899 - March 26, 1960 If I were a collector of Character People trading cards the card would be my holy grail. Boston born Keith began his acting career early and by 1921 was a featured player on Broadway. He would appear 18 times on the New York stage in drawing... Read full article

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Ian Keith Quotes:

Lincoln Pittridge: [Giving a sermon, quoting from Proverbs 5:3] The lips of a strange woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil... But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword!

Pete Krumbein: Every boy has a dog.

Pete Krumbein: Throughout the ages, man has sought to look behind the veil that hides him from tomorrow. And through the ages, certain men have looked into the polished crystal... and seen. Is it some quality of the crystal itself, or does the gazer merely use it to turn his gaze inward? Who knows? But visions come. Slowly shifting their forms... visions come. Wait. The shifting shapes begin to clear. I see fields of grass... rolling hills... and a boy. A boy is running barefoot through the hills. A dog is with him. A... DOG... is... with... him.
Stanton Carlisle: Yes... go on... his name was Jib. Go on!
Pete Krumbein: [Choked laughter] Humph. See how easy it is to *hook* 'em!

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Ian Keith Facts
Married Fern Andra a second time because there was a question about the legality of the first ceremony in 1932.

After the death of Lon Chaney, he was one of the actors originally considered for the title role in Dracula (1931). The role finally went to the actor playing the role on stage, Bela Lugosi.

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