Keith Beckett

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Yorkshire, England, UK
Keith Beckett was one of Britain's leading light entertainment television producers and for over thirty years succeeded in attracting a host of star name to both Thames TV and London Weekend Television (LWT).

Born in 1929 he originally trained as a classical dancer and went on to appear in lead roles with the Festival Ballet. Comedy, however, was his first love and he gave up dancing to become a variety artiste. One of Beckett's early mentors was the variety producer Alfred Black. Read more...