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Overview (3)

Born in Elyria, Ohio, USA
Died in Downey, California, USA  (cirrhosis of the liver)
Birth NameHenry Keefe Brasselle

Mini Bio (1)

Keefe Brasselle was born on February 7, 1923 in Elyria, Ohio, USA as Henry Keefe Brasselle. He was an actor, known for A Place in the Sun (1951), The Cara Williams Show (1964) and The Eddie Cantor Story (1953). He was married to Arlene DeMarco and Norma Jean Aldrich. He died on July 7, 1981 in Downey, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Arlene DeMarco (23 December 1956 - 1967) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Norma Jean Aldrich (18 December 1942 - 6 December 1956) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

Was assistant to and protegé of CBS Television Network president James T. Aubrey in the early 1960's.
Father of Rosana Brasselle (b. 1964) and Melissa Brasselle (b. 1965), with Arlene DeMarco.
Author of "The CanniBalS" which was inspired by his experience as a CBS executive.
Uncle of Stephen Pisani.
Grandfather of Hayley Sanchez (b. 1998).
Father of Erin Keefe Brasselle (b. 1943), with Norma Jean Aldrich.
A New Jersey nightclub in which Brasselle had an interest, burned down in July 1961 under suspicious circumstances.
At one time worked as a professional wrestler.
Was rumoured to have connections to the Mafia. Brasselle himself bragged about his mob ties.
Brasselle's chief claim to fame was starring in the titular role of The Eddie Cantor Story (1953), a film which failed to emulate the success of a similar biopic, The Jolson Story (1946). Much of the blame for the picture's failure was attributed to Brassell's unconvincing performance which, critics said, bordered on caricature. He fared little better as a producer, despite his friendship to CBS executive James Aubrey. All three shows produced under the banner of Keefe Brasselle's Richelieu Productions (The Baileys of Balboa, The Cara Williams Show, and The Reporter) showed poor ratings returns, resulting in Aubrey's removal as CBS president.
Served in the Army Air Corps in World War II.

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