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Howard Keel
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    (April 13, 1919-November 7, 2004)
    Birth name is Harold Leek
    Starred in 'Annie Get Your Gun (1950),' 'Show Boat (1951),' 'Callaway Went Thataway (1951),' 'Calamity Jane (1953),' 'Kiss Me Kate (1953),' 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954),' 'Deep in My Heart (1954),' 'Kismet (1955),' 'The Days of the Triffids (1962),' 'The War Wagon (1967)' and 'My Father's House (2002)'
    Portrayed Clayton Farlow on the 'Dallas' TV series
    President of the Screen Actors Guild (1958-1959)
    Father-in-law of Edward James Olmos
    His first job was as a singing waiter.
    He divorced twice.
    His third wife was 25 years younger than him.
    His film career fizzled out after the era of musicals.
    He said, 'The only way to enjoy golf is to be a masochist. Go out and beat yourself to death.'
    His name Keel is a palindrome of his real last name Leek.
    His father often beat him during drunken rages.
    His mother was a strict Methodist who refused him any form of entertainment.
    His horse fell on him, breaking his leg, during the shooting of 'Annie Get Your Gun.'
    He was one of the most popular musical stars of the '50's.
    He died six weeks after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

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