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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: Assistant Director / Co-producer on "The Perfect Alibi" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by A.A. Milne. Directed by Charles Hopkins (also co-producer). Charles Hopkins Theatre: 27 Nov 1928-Jul 1929 (closing date unknown/255 performances). Cast: Harry Beresford, H. Langdon Bruce, Alan Bunce, Leo G. Carroll, Carson Davenport, ... See more »

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Although he was born in Philadelphia, Keighley joined the British theatrical company, the Ben Greet players, who had a three week engagement in town. After playing some Shakespearean parts, Greet helped him acquire a British accent, which he retained for the rest of his life. See more »

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