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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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Torrid Zone Director
(1940)
The Singing Kid Director
(1936)
Brother Rat Director
(1938)

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Stage: Appeared in "The Unknown Warrior" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Paul Raynal. Translated by Cecil Lewis. Directed / produced by Arthur Hopkins. Charles Hopkins Theatre: 29 Oct 1928-Nov 1928 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Tyrone Power Sr., Beatrix Thomson, Lester Vail. See more »

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Keighley 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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