Kathryn Grayson
(Movies & TV)
Bob Hope
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Frankie Howerd
(Movies & TV)
June Allyson
(Movies & TV)
Lloyd C. Douglas
Norman Wisdom
(Movies & TV)

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Howard Keel

Knowledge Identifier: +Howard_Keel


Howard Keel

American actor and singer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1919.

Countries: United States (55%), California (21%), United Kingdom (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: California, Kathryn Grayson, Bob Hope

Linked to: Douglas Aircraft Company, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, CBS




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Howard Keel was born in 1919 add something


After his father's death in 1930, Keel and his mother moved to California, where he graduated from Fallbrook High School at age 17 add something


Nevertheless, his first public performance occurred in the summer of 1941, when he played the role of Samuel the Prophet in Handel's oratorio "Saul" add something


In 1943, Keel met and married his first wife, actress Rosemary Cooper add something


They married in January 1949 and, a year later, Harold - now called Howard - celebrated the birth of his daughter, Kaija add something


He starred in many film musicals of the 1950s add something


Kathryn Grayson - Grayson was next cast as Magnolia Hawks in the 1951 remake of the 1927 Hammerstein and Kern musical, "Show Boat", alongside Howard Keel and Judy Garland, however, Garland dropped out of production, and the role went to Ava Gardner


There were two more children born to Howard and Helen, daughter Kirstine in 1952, and son Gunnar in 1955 add something


David Whitfield - Whitfield was invited to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show" as well as being one of the stars of the 1954 Royal Command Performance alongside Bob Hope, Frankie Howerd, Guy Mitchell, Norman Wisdom, Max Bygraves, Frankie Laine and Howard Keel


Lloyd C. Douglas - Eventually, "The Big Fisherman" was filmed in 1959, starring Howard Keel in one of his few non-singing screen roles as Peter


The 1960s held limited prospects for career advancement and consisted primarily of nightclub work, B-Westerns and summer stock add something


Patricia Morison - She appeared with Howard Keel in a production of "Kate" on British television in 1964


They separated in 1969 and divorced in 1970 add something


In early 1970, Keel went on a blind date with airline stewardess Judy Magamoll, who was 25 years his junior and knew nothing about his stardom add something


They married in December 1970, and Keel's drinking problem soon ceased thereafter add something


In 1971-72, Keel appeared briefly in the West End and Broadway productions of the musical "Ambassador," which flopped add something


In 1974, Keel became a father for the fourth time with the birth of his daughter, Leslie Grace add something


He is best known to modern audiences for his starring role in the CBS television series "Dallas" from 1981 to 1991, as Clayton Farlow, opposite Barbara Bel Geddes's character, but to an earlier generation, he was known as the star of some of the most famous MGM film musicals ever made, with a rich bass-baritone singing voice add something


Simon MacCorkindale - In the 1980s, he directed three performances of the play "Sleuth", starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Howard Keel and James Whitmore, and a Los Angeles production of "The Merchant of Venice ", and starred in the one-man show "The Importance of Being Oscar" at the Globe Playhouse in 1981


In 1981, after several cameo appearances, Keel joined the show permanently as the dignified and hot-tempered oil baron Clayton Farlow add something


With renewed fame, Keel commenced his first solo recording career, at age 64, as well as a successful concert career in the UK. He released an album in 1984, "With Love", which sold poorly add something


In January 1986, he underwent double heart bypass surgery add something


Stanley Donen - In 1986 Donen produced the televised ceremony of the 58th Academy Awards, which included a musical performance of the song "Once a Star, Always a Star" with June Allyson, Leslie Caron, Marge Champion, Cyd Charisse, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann_Miller, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, and Esther Williams


However, Clayton was such a hit among viewers that he was made a series regular and stayed on until its end in 1991 add something


In 1994, Keel and Judy moved to Palm Desert, California add something


In 1996, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him add something

Howard Keel died in 2004 add something


Keel died at his Palm Desert, California home on November 7, 2004, six weeks after a bout with colon cancer add something