Dennis O'keefe

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Birthday
29, 1908
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Aug 31, 1968 (60)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1908
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Aug 31, 1968 (60)

About

Tall, rugged actor who played roles in numerous films of the 1930s and '40s and briefly had his own show in the '50s. In 1939, he starred in the race film, Burn 'Em Up O'Connor.

Before Fame

When he was a toddler he appeared alongside his parents in a film, and by age 16 he was writing scripts for comedy shorts.

Trivia

After Clark Gable recommended him to MGM, he was signed to a contract, changed his name, and appeared in several studio pictures.

Family Life

He was born the son of Irish vaudevillians in Ford Madison, Iowa, and was named Edward Vance Flanagan.

Associated With

He was known for his comedy work in the 1953 film, The Lady Wants Mink, starring Eve Arden.

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