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Overview (3)

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died in Santa Barbara, California, USA
Birth NameKeith Larsen Burt

Mini Bio (1)

Keith Larsen was born on June 17, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Keith Larsen Burt. He was an actor and director, known for Night of the Witches (1970), Mission Batangas (1968) and Trap on Cougar Mountain (1972). He was married to Trang Thu Nguyen, Vera Miles and Susan Cummings. He died on December 13, 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Trang Thu Nguyen (1983 - 13 December 2006) ( his death) ( 1 child)
Vera Miles (16 July 1960 - 26 October 1971) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Susan Cummings (28 December 1953 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (7)

On the October 19, 1958, episode of his TV series Northwest Passage (1958), Larsen was relieved of his shirt, stood against a post and flogged. During the "Golden Age" of the TV western, many of its heroes were subjected to similar "stripped-and-whipped" scenes, (Robert Horton in Wagon Train (1957), Ty Hardin in Bronco (1958), Lee Majors in The Big Valley (1965), etc.), but Larsen was the first to feel the lash across his bare back.
Son, Eric Larsen, with Vera Miles, was born on 30 April 1961 in Burbank, California.
Served in the Navy during WWII and became involved in stage acting in Santa Monica after his discharge.
Strapping, dark-haired, ruggedly handsome actor who appeared in mostly secondary roles in a number of 1950s film actioneers. Later produced, directed and wrote his own adventure vehicles.
Best known for starring as Brave Eagle (1955) on TV. He then went on to play Major Robert Rogers in Northwest Passage (1958) and The Aquanauts (1960). All three series lasted one season or less.
Father, with Susan Cummings, of son Keith Larsen Jr..
Ex-stepfather of Kelley Miles and Debra Miles.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on White Cloud, his horse in Brave Eagle (1955)] They gave me a big horse . . . I've forgotten how many hands high he was. Huge horse. With all the paraphernalia you have to carry, bows and everything, I was always afraid I'd get impaled when I was thrown . . . spears and arrows and no saddle. And when that horse decides to get rid of you, you're gone! He was very temperamental. He would just stop and throw you and there was nothing to hang onto. I can remember over and over again being in mid-air, throwing stuff away, getting as far away as I could . . . not thinking about going through the air 'cause I knew I had to get to the ground. But I didn't want to land on an arrow or something like that. But the horse looked great on screen.

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