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Howard Keel (1919–2004)

He was the Errol Flynn and Clark Gable of "golden age" movie musicals back in the 1950s. With a barrel-chested swagger and cocky, confident air, not to mention his lusty handsomeness and obvious athleticism, 6'4" brawny baritone Howard Keel had MGM's loveliest songbirds swooning helplessly for over a decade in what were some of the finest musical ... See full bio »

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 2002 My Father's House
Roy Mardis
 1998 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Man in theater
- Death of a Hollow Man (1998) ... Man in theater (uncredited)
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
D. L. Dade
- Blue Movies (1995) ... D. L. Dade
 1994 Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (TV Movie)
Capt. Quentin "Jack" Jackson
 1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Larry Thorson
- A Killing in Vegas (1991) ... Larry Thorson
 1991 Good Sports (TV Series)
Sonny Gordon
- The Return of Nick (1991) ... Sonny Gordon
- Bobby and Gayle Go on a Date (1991) ... Sonny Gordon
 1986 Great Performances (TV Series)
 1981-1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Kyle Cummings / Duncan Harlow
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
 1969 Insight (TV Series)
 1969 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Mr. Livington
- Lucy's Safari (1969) ... Mr. Livington
 1968 Arizona Bushwhackers
Lee Travis
 1967 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Police Sgt. McGoogle
- A Christmas Urchin (1967) ... Police Sgt. McGoogle
 1967 The War Wagon
Levi Walking Bear
 1967 Red Tomahawk
Capt. Tom York
 1966 Waco
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Hardie Rankin
- The Time of the Sharks (1965) ... Hardie Rankin
 1965 The Man from Button Willow
Vocalist behind the opening and closing credits (uncredited)
 1964 Kiss Me Kate (TV Movie)
Fred Graham
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Justin Brox
- Casket 7.3 (1961) ... Justin Brox
 1961 Armored Command
Col. Devlin
 1958 Floods of Fear
 1958 Roberta (TV Movie)
John Kent
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Will Gorman
- Gift from a Gunman (1957) ... Will Gorman
 1955 Kismet
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Howard Keel'
 1954 Rose Marie
Capt. Mike Malone
 1953 Ride, Vaquero!
King Cameron
 1953 Fast Company
Rick Grayton
 1952 Desperate Search
Vince Heldon
 1952 Lovely to Look At
Tony Naylor
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Stretch Barnes / Smoky Callaway
 1951 Texas Carnival
Slim Shelby
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Three Guys Named Mike
Mike Jamison
 1950 Pagan Love Song
Hazard Endicott
 1948 The Hideout
Boke (as Harold Keel)
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Trailer: Narrated / appeared in trailer for Kismet (1955)). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Harold Keel


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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It was a fine cast and lots of fun to make, but they did the damn thing on the cheap. The backdrops had holes in them and it was shot on the worst film stock. - On Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) See more »


Met Judy Keel on a blind date, who never even heard of him. Judy was 26, Howard was 51. See more »


Performing a medley of songs from Oklahoma! in concert and TV appearances See more »

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