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Robert Keith (Rolland Keith Richey)

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Biography

Fowler, Indiana, USA
Robert Keith was an American character actor who appeared in a number of prominent films and was the father of actor Brian Keith. A native of Indiana, Keith joined a stock company as a teenager and developed skills as a writer and actor. He appeared in dozens of plays around the country and on Broadway.

He came to the attention of Hollywood as a writer after his play "The Tightwad" appeared in New York in 1927. He was contracted to write dialog for pictures and managed to act in several as well. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mac McCreery

Boomerang! 1947

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Character: Henry Winters

My Foolish Heart 1949

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Character: Sheriff Harry Bleeker

The Wild One 1953

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Character: Judge Gordon Kimbell

Small Town Girl 1953

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Character: Bill Satterwhite

Drum Beat 1954

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Character: Bernard V. Loomis

Love Me or Leave Me 1955

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Character: Father Cannon

Underwater! 1955

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Character: Jasper Hadley

Written on the Wind 1956

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Character: Sam Pegler

Cimarron 1960

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Character: Gen. Johanson

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Col. Cousins

Between Heaven and Hell 1956

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Character: George Degnan

Here Comes the Groom 1951

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Character: Dr. Walter Sommers

The Eleventh Hour 1962

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Character: Dr. John Kimble

The Fugitive 1963

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Character: Paul E. Cosick

Fourteen Hours 1951

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Character: Capt. Miranov

Tempest 1958

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