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Fred Keating (I) (1897–1961)

Fred Keating was a professional magician who reinvented himself as a Hollywood actor. Of Irish-Spanish parentage, Keating performed conjuring tricks from early childhood and eventually became apprenticed to Howard Thurston after having absconded from Culver Military Academy. He struck out on his own by the age of eighteen and became immensely ... See full bio »

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Prison Train
Prison Train Frankie Terris
The Nitwits
The Nitwits William Darrell
Eternally Yours
Eternally Yours Master of Ceremonies
When's Your Birthday?
When's Your Birthday? Larry Burke


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 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
Harvey Raymond
 1939 Eternally Yours
Master of Ceremonies
 1939 Society Smugglers
Larry Kearns
 1938 Doctor Rhythm
Chris LeRoy
 1937 Melody for Two
'Remorse' Rumson
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
Larry Burke
 1936 The Devil on Horseback
Gary Owen
 1936 13 Hours by Air
Count Gregore Stephani
 1935 I Live My Life
Gene Piper
 1935 The Nitwits
William Darrell
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Danny Checkett
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 1934 Screen Snapshots, Series 14, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1929 Illusions (Short)
Himself - Illusionist

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He acted in Alan Melville's play, "Dear Charles," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Tallulah Bankhead in the cast. See more »


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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