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  Howard Keel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Howard Keel, born Harry Clifford Keel (April 13, 1919–November 7, 2004) was an American actor who starred in many of the classic film musicals of the 1950s.
Howard continued to tour, his wife and daughter in tow, but by 1980 he had had enough of struggling to find work and he moved his family to Oklahoma, intending to join an oil company.
Howard passed away at his home on November 7, 2004, six weeks after being diagnosed with colon cancer.
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 Boston.com / A&E / Celebrity news / Howard Keel, star of musicals, dies at 85   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Howard Keel, who lent his good looks and rich baritone to such movie musicals as "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" before reinventing himself as the macho star of westerns and later aboard TV's "Dallas," has died.
Keel was in his early 60s and presumably nearing the end of his career when he suddenly became a star in another medium.
Keel was married and then divorced twice: to actress Rosemary Cooper and dancer Helen Anderson, with whom he had three children: Kaija, Kristine, Gunnar.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2004/11/08/howard_keel_star_of_musicals_dies_at_85   (812 words)

  
 Howard Keel -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Howard Keel, born Harry Clifford Keel (April 13, 1919–November 7, 2004) was an (A native or inhabitant of the United States) American (A theatrical performer) actor who starred in many of the classic (Click link for more info and facts about film musicals) film musicals of the (The decade from 1950 to 1959) 1950s.
Howard passed away at his home on November 7, 2004, six weeks after being diagnosed with (A malignant tumor of the colon; early symptom is bloody stools) colon cancer.
Howard Keel is the father of production director (Click link for more info and facts about Leslie Keel) Leslie Keel and the grandfather of actors (Click link for more info and facts about Mico Olmos) Mico Olmos and (Click link for more info and facts about Bodie Olmos) Bodie Olmos
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 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Howard Keel, at 85; star of musicals, 'Dallas' actor
Keel was in his 60s and presumably nearing the end of his career when he became a star in another medium.
Keel was born in Gillespie, Ill., his name was Harold Clifford Leek.
Keel was married and divorced twice: to actress Rosemary Cooper and dancer Helen Anderson, with whom he had three children.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/11/08/howard_keel_at_85_star_of_musicals_dallas_actor   (801 words)

  
 Musical Star Howard Keel Dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Howard Keel, who sang and danced to stardom in the heyday of MGM musicals, died yesterday (Nov. 7) of colon cancer at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 85.
Keel achieved stardom in 1950 with his second film, "Annie Get Your Gun," when he played a singing cowboy who was Betty Hutton's love interest.
Keel is survived by 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
www.billboard.com /bb/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000708003   (440 words)

  
 Musical Star and Dallas Actor Howard Keel Dies - Elites TV - Your Elite News Source
Howard Keel, who danced and sang his way through some of the finest MGM musicals, lighting up the screen with his suave good looks and baritone voice, died of colon cancer Sunday at his home in Palm Desert, California.
Young Keel found work as an auto mechanic, but feared he would stay in 'that narrow kind of life if I hadn't discovered art.' So, by the age of 20 the gawky six foot three Keel was living in Los Angeles.
Keel was inspired to take singing lessons, and landed his first professional gig as a singing waiter at the Paris Inn Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.
www.elitestv.com /pub/2004/Nov/EEN418fa81b2e569.html   (679 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Features -- Musical star Howard Keel dies; revived career in 'Dallas'
LOS ANGELES – Howard Keel, the broadshouldered baritone who sang and romanced in a series of glittery MGM musicals such as "Kiss Me Kate," "Show Boat" and "Annie Get Your Gun" and later played Clayton Farlow in the nighttime television soap opera "Dallas," died Sunday at his home in Palm Desert.
Keel was 66 and presumably nearing the end of his career when he suddenly became a star in another medium.
Keel was married three times and divorced twice: first to actress Rosemary Cooper (1943-1948), then to dancer Helen Anderson (1950-1970).
www.signonsandiego.com /news/features/20041107-1227-ca-obit-keel.html   (970 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Howard Keel
Leslie Keel born Leslie Grace Keel (September 1, 1974) has worked as production designer on numerous independent films such as May, Aprils Showers and Dead Birds, and in the art department of many others The Rat Pack and My Fathers House.
Mico Olmos (July 18, 1972-) is the son of Edward James Olmos and grandson of Howard Keel.
Bodie Olmos (born August 27, 1975) is the son of Edward James Olmos and grandson of Howard Keel.
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 Howard Keel biography : albums : icebergradio.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Howard Keel made a splash as the cheerful and virile leading man in numerous MGM musicals of the 1950s, but it wasn't until 1984 that he received the chance to record his first album as a solo performer.
Keel was a singing waiter before taking employment at a Douglas Aircraft Corporation plant, where he sang for employees during World War II.
Keel served as head of the Screen Actor's Guild from 1958 to1959.
www.icebergradio.com /artist/26595/mable_john.html   (295 words)

  
 On Stage: The Richard Rodgers Gala: The Performers - Howard Keel | PBS
Keel won second prize in the Chicago Music Festival and was soon introduced to Oscar Hammerstein II.
Keel toured for years as a concert star, appeared in and directed touring musicals and frequented television specials both in the United States and in England.
He was about to retire when the producers of Dallas asked Keel to portray the role of Clayton Farlow, which he did for more than 10 years.
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 Colon Cancer Silences Howard Keel - Cancer information on MedicineNet.com
Keel didn't stop singing because his voice failed him but because he was struck down by colon cancer.
To those who can recall the various roles played by Howard Keel, he will be remembered as often being "preposterously manly," especially when he squeezed his 6 foot, 3-inch frame into buckskins.
The death of Howard Keel reminds us that colon cancer can strike down even the most hale and hearty of us.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Obituary: Howard Keel
Keel said he grew up in California "mean, rebellious, with a terrible, bitter temper".
Keel met and married Judy, an air stewardess 25 years his junior, who knew nothing of the Howard Keel legend.
In his 70s, Howard Keel's voice still sounded effortless, as he performed his repertoire of memorable old songs - still in the same key as when he made them famous.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3565963.stm   (621 words)

  
 Film | Howard Keel
Howard Keel, who has died of cancer aged 85, was a gutsy baritone with a cheerful swagger and a wonderful smile who gave larger than life performances in film musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun (1950), Show Boat (1951) and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954).
Forceful and energetic, Keel's performances and songs were imbued with a vibrant joie de vivre and bravado, but also a gentleness that never allowed them to collapse into braggadocio.
For Keel the key ingredient was cinematographer George Folsey, who took the stock and made the musical look, according to Keel, like a Grandma Moses painting.
film.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,5058178-3156,00.html   (1096 words)

  
 MGM Musicals Star Howard Keel, 85, Dies (washingtonpost.com)
Keel played the part of Clayton Farlow, husband of "Miss Ellie" Ewing (Barbara Bel Geddes), until the show folded in 1991.
Keel was inspired, and he started paying 25 cents an hour for vocal lessons.
Keel married and divorced actress Rosemary Cooper and then dancer Helen Anderson, with whom he had three children: Kaija, Kristine and Gunnar.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A33088-2004Nov7.html   (799 words)

  
 MGM Star Howard Keel Dies - Nov 08, 2004 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Keel's personal favorite was director Stanley Donen's irresistibly silly love story Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), in which he played the eldest of seven Pontipee brothers--all living lonely lives on an Oregon farm in the 1850s--who sets out on a quest to find a wife and happens upon a pretty town girl named Milly.
Keel was apparently too ill to participate in CBS' Dallas Reunion: Return to South Fork, which was taped before his death and aired on the network Sunday night.
Keel reversed the spelling of his given name for his stage name and so impressed producers that he was asked to follow John Raitt in the Broadway production of Carousel.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | US actor Howard Keel dies at 85
Keel died on Sunday morning at his home in Palm Springs, California, his son Gunnar said.
Born Harold Clifford Leek in Gillespie, Illinois, Keel was inspired to become a performer after being taken to see the baritone Lawrence Tibbett in concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Keel once described how his father drank and his mother, a strict Methodist, forbade her two sons from having any entertainment.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3991109.stm   (492 words)

  
 Howard Keel's Photo Extraveganza!
A publicity shot with Howard, Betty, and Louis Calhern (I love him in High Society!) as their characters.
Howard simply overwhelms Ann when she thanks him for what he's done for Tommy.
Howard in a comfy flannel shirt holding a rope.
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 RIP Howard Keel - Global Affairs Forum, Politics, Law, Science, Health
I remember Keel because of his graciousness and generosity when he was in Australia and played a round or two of golf at the course I am now, but wasn't then, a member of.
The club was in financial difficulties and trying to finance the building of a new club house and a redesign of the course due to a freeway extension.
Keel offered to put on a fund raising concert where he performed and did so free of charge with all proceeds going to the club.
www.globalaffairs.org /forum/showthread.php?t=29326   (288 words)

  
 Howard Keel Forum @ Filmbug
Keel was interested in remodeling his home.  I worked along side both Judy and Howard for more than a year.
Keel was weeping with humble thankfulness for his newly remodeled home.  For many years, each Christmas, our family’s exchanged Christmas cards and photos.
I saw Howard Keel sing at the Derngate Threate in Northampton when he was in his late seventies.
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 Telegraph | News | 'Dallas' actor Howard Keel dies
Howard Keel, the actor and singer who starred in a series of MGM musicals as well as the television programme Dallas, has died aged 85.
Keel died in Palm Desert, California, on Sunday from colon cancer.
Keel was married three times and divorced twice.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/11/08/ukeel.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/11/08/ixportaltop.html   (207 words)

  
 Rotten Tomatoes Forums - A Howard Keel Tribute Thread   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He may not have had the larger-than-life persona of Christopher Reeve, and he may not have had the heart-breaking emotive powers of Marlon Brando, but Howard Keel is a staple of my childhood, and I am genuinely sad that he is dead.
Howard is at his manliest in this film, with full beard and a tiny little tunic.
Howard Keel plays an absolute cad in this melodrama which my brother would deride as "a soap opera with music" when we were kids.
www.rottentomatoes.com /vine/showthread.php?t=375631   (1441 words)

  
 Howard Keel, musical star who revived career with TV's Dallas, dead at 85 - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Keel died Sunday morning of colon cancer, according to his son, Gunnar.
Keel's size and lusty voice made him an ideal leading man for such stars as Esther Williams (Pagan Love Song, Texas Carnival, Jupiter's Darling), Ann Blyth (Rose Marie, Kismet), Kathryn Grayson (Show Boat, Lovely to Look At, Kiss Me Kate) and Doris Day (Calamity Jane).
Keel was inspired, and he started taking vocal lessons.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20041108T200000-0500_69127_OBS_HOWARD_KEEL__MUSICAL_STAR_WHO_REVIVED_CAREER_WITH_TV_S_DALLAS__DEAD_AT___.asp   (745 words)

  
 IDS: Famed actor, singer Howard Keel dies at 85 (Arts, 11/08/2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LOS ANGELES--Howard Keel, the broad-shouldered baritone who romanced his way through a series of glittery MGM musicals such as "Kiss Me Kate" and "Annie Get Your Gun" and later revived his career with television's "Dallas," died Sunday.
Keel died Sunday morning of colon cancer, said` his son, Gunnar.
Keel kept busy on the road in such surefire attractions of "Man of La Mancha," "South Pacific," "Annie Get Your Gun" and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." Keel was 66 and presumably nearing the end of his career when he suddenly became a star in another medium.
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 Howard Keel @ Filmbug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Actor/singer Howard Keel was born Harry Clifford Keel on April 13 in Gillespie, IL, to a coal miner and his wife.
Although Keel first became known for his singing talents on stage and screen, which produced several million-selling cast albums, it was not until 1983 that he went into the recording studio to lay tracks for his first solo album.
An avid golfer, Keel is the head of the greens committee at the prestigious Bel Air Country Club, where he has maintained membership for over 32 years.
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 Biography for Howard Keel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born Harold Clifford Keel in Gillespie, Illinois, in 1919, his childhood was admittedly unhappy, his parents being a hard-drinking coal miner and stern, repressed Methodist homemaker.
The robust Keel moved effortlessly (if routinely) into rugged action fare and appeared in such films as Armored Command (1961), Waco (1966), Red Tomahawk (1967) and The War Wagon (1967), the last one starring John Wayne and featuring Howard as a wise-cracking Indian, of all things.
Howard became an unexpected TV household name when he replaced the Jim Davis as the upstanding family patriarch of the nighttime soap drama "Dallas"; (1978) after Davis' untimely death.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0444476/bio   (1772 words)

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