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William Keighley (1889–1984)

William Keighley's professional career spanned three distinct mediums: the theatre, motion pictures and, finally, radio. Initially trained as a stage actor and Broadway director, he arrived in Hollywood shortly after the advent of sound, landing a job with Warner Brothers (where he spent most of his career) as an assistant director and dialog ... See full bio »

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Stage Play: Penny Arcade. Drama. Written by Marie Baumer. Directed by William Keighley. Fulton Theatre: 10 Mar 1930- Mar 1930 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Eleanor Andrus (as "Anna"), Harry Balcom (as "Johnston"), George Barbier (as "Sikes"), Don Beddoe (as "George"), Valerie Bergere (as "Mrs. Delano"), Joan Blondell (as "... See more »

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Keighly became an actor at age 17 while playing for a sandlot football team which needed new uniforms. it was decided to stage a play to raise the necessary funds and Keighly was assigned the job of prompter. When one of the actors dropped out of the production, Keighly was pressed into replacing him. See more »

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