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Ian Keith (Keith Ross)

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Biography

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Ian Keith became a well regarded fixture on the Broadway stage during the 1920s, but from 1924 through the remainder of the decade he expanded his acting into a string of silent movies as well. To begin the next decade, he appeared in the cast of Abraham Lincoln (1930), one of the later movies of D.W. Griffith. His forte was perhaps already becoming obvious -- his role was that of John Wilkes Booth. Keith had a sly look, and there was an irritated but deadpan demeanor and a side-of-the-mouth delivery to his speech that marked him as a great villain. Read more...

Actor

Character: Honorable Charles Greville

The Divine Lady 1929

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Character: Steven Ghent

The Great Divide 1929

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Character: Saladin - Sultan of Islam

The Crusades 1935

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Character: de Rochefort

The Three Musketeers 1935

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Character: Senator Crawford

The Buccaneer 1938

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Character: Cameo Shelby

Bordertown Gun Fighters 1943

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Character: J. Boggs-Robinson

Casanova in Burlesque 1944

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Character: Pete Krumbein

Nightmare Alley 1947

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Character: Shevket

Two Arabian Knights 1927

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Character: Captain Rameau

Waterfront 1954

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Character: Roland Tarleton

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1954

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