Robert Keith Overview:

Character actor, Robert Keith, was born Rolland Keith Richey on Feb 10, 1890 in Fowler, IN. Keith died at the age of 76 on Dec 22, 1966 in Los Angeles, CA .


American supporting actor who began his career as a singer, then took up straight acting roles; but his main occupation in pre-war years was writing, penning the occasional play in between working as a dialogue writer for Universal and Columbia Studios. In post-war years, he made quick strides towards the top of cast lists, often in tense, nervous roles. Father of film star Brian Keith.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



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Henry Winters: Don't worry about Mrs. Winters. We have a large house with 5 bathrooms.

Eloise Winters: Can't I stay dad?
Henry Winters: This will be man to man talk. You never know what language will be used.

Julian: When you live outside the law, you have to eliminate dishonesty.

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He married the highly regarded and successful Theater Guild actress 'Peg Entwistle'. They married on April 18, 1927 while she was the female lead in the Broadway hit, "Tommy". The marriage was a civil affair and took place in the New York City Municipal Building in Manhattan. Actor Frank Allworth and Robert Keith's mother, Mary D. Robinson, were the witnesses.

Ex-son-in-law of Robert Entwistle.

Twice played a policeman pitted against a bad boy played by Marlon Brando: in The Wild One (1953) and Guys and Dolls (1955/I).

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