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Howard Keel

Howard Keel
from the trailer for Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Personal information
Birth nameHarold Clifford Keel
Birth dateApril 13, 1919
Place of birthGillespie, Illinois, U.S.
Date of deathNovember 7, 2004(age 85)
Death placePalm Desert, California, U.S.
Years active1948 - 2002
SpouseRosemary Cooper (1943-48) (divorced)
Helen Anderson (1949-70) (divorced)
Judy Keel (1970-2004) (his death)

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Harold Clifford Keel (April 13, 1919 - November 7, 2004), known professionally as Howard Keel, was an American actor and singer. He starred in many film musicals of the 1950s. He is best known to modern audiences for his starring role in the CBS television series Dallas from 1981 to 1991, as Clayton Farlow, opposite Barbara Bel Geddes's character, but to an earlier generation, he was known as the star of some of the most famous MGM film musicals ever made, with a rich baritone singing voice.

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