Who is Howard Keel?
Howard Keel had appeared in several MGMs and the TV-Drama series of the American singer and director. Known for his rich voice of bass-baritone, he was encouraged to sing professionally during a concert, and no time wasted in his passion.
After his father’s death he and his family moved to California from Illinois, where he finished his high school in Fallbrook, and then later worked as a car mechanic.
His career lasted almost six decades and was a fruitful and long one. He died at his home in Palm Desert in 2004 after a bout of colon cancer.
Name: Howard Keel Birthday: April 13, 1919
Famous: Actors, Singers
Sun Sign: Aries
Known: Harry Clifford Keel
Born In: Gillespie, Illinois
Famous As: Actor
Spouse/Ex-: Helen Anderson (M. 1949–1970), Judy Keel (M. 1970–2004), Rosemary Cooper (M. 1943–1948)
Father: Homer Keel
Mother: Grace Osterkamp Keel
Died On: November 7, 2004
Place Of Death: Palm Desert, California
Cause Of Death: Cancer
Howard Keel’s Bio, Wiki, Age
Howard Keel was born to Homer Keel and Grace Margaret on April 13, 1919 in Gillespie, Illinois , United States. Frederick had an older brother. His dad was an alcoholic and the family were living in poverty. He moved to California after his father died in 1930 where he attended Fallbrook High School. He worked numerous odd jobs before Douglas Aircraft Company obtained a more stable one.
Howard Keel’s Career, Actor
Howard Keel made his first public appearance in the oratorio ‘Saul’ in 1941 as Samuel the Prophet. He was next given a part in the musical ‘Oklahoma!’ ‘That soon became the first American musical of the postwar era to fly to England.
Following this were more successful hits like ‘Run, Vaquero’ where he played one of the leads. Keel also appeared in ‘Calamity Jane’ and ‘Kiss Me Kate’ during the 1950s, the latter being unprofitable in the box office.
He returned to the stage with the revival of ‘Carousel’ in 1957. His next movie role was as Donovan in the 1959 released thriller ‘Floods of Terror.’ The actor played Simon-Peter in a 1960 Biblical epic called The Major Fisherman.
At the age of 64 he began his solo recording career. His album called ‘And I Love You So’ peaked on the UK Albums Chart at # 6 in 1984. Another popular album titled ‘Reminiscing – The Howard Keel Set’ followed that peaked in the UK chart at # 20.
Based on the 1926 novel by Edna Ferber and the stage music of the same name, the film was one of MGM’s most successful musicals and that year’s third-most commercially lucrative film.
In 1954 the actor appeared in the production of another MGM, ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,’ which won the Academy Award for the Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. In 2006, the American Film Institute called it one of the best musical Hollywood films ever made.
Howard Keel’s Wife
Howard Keel got married to the actress Rosemary Cooper in 1943. In 1948 the pair divorced. He was married to Helen Anderson on 1949. The two had three children: Liane Katija, Elizabeth Kirstine, and Louis Gunnar.
The actor had married flight attendant Judy Magamoll after his divorce from Anderson. They had a daughter whose name was Leslie Grace.
Howard Keel’s Height, Weight
His body has a flawless look that matches his beautifully oval profile. He is about 6 feet 3 inches tall at height and has a lean, curvy and desirable body weight of about 70 kg. His captivating brown eyes and dark brown hair left him fascinated and enchanted.