Brian Keith

1921 - 1997

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Brian Keith (born Robert Alba Keith, November 14, 1921 – June 24, 1997) was an American film, television, and stage actor who in his six-decade career gained recognition for his work in films such as the Disney family film The Parent Trap (1961); Johnny Shiloh (1963); the comedy The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966); and the adventure saga The Wind and the Lion (1975), in which he portrayed President Theodore Roosevelt. On television, two of his best-known roles were those of bachelor-uncle-turned-reluctant-parent Bill Davis in the 1960s sitcom Family Affair, and a tough retired judge in the 1980s lighthearted crime drama Hardcastle and McCormick. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Keith has received more than 4,149,428 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Brian Keith is the 2,255th most popular actor (up from 2,343rd in 2019), the 3,783rd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,925th in 2019) and the 1,106th most popular American Actor.

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  • 23

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  • 2.03

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  • 3.84

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Among actors, Brian Keith ranks 2,255 out of 10,030Before him are Lainie Kazan, Norma Talmadge, Maria de Medeiros, David Harbour, Daniel Stern, and Geraldine Farrar. After him are August Schellenberg, Dana Delany, Elisha Cuthbert, Lily Collins, Lily Pons, and Son Ye-jin.

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Among people born in 1921, Brian Keith ranks 183Before him are Amedeo Amadei, Angelica Rozeanu, Jean Robic, Gaston Rébuffat, Robert Brown, and Sixto Durán Ballén. After him are Sena Jurinac, John Stott, Ernesto Vidal, Rashid Karami, Alphonse Massamba-Débat, and Willem Frederik Hermans. Among people deceased in 1997, Brian Keith ranks 121Before him are Jan P. Syse, Georges Marchais, Ho Feng-Shan, Dick van Dijk, Anatoli Boukreev, and Harold Robbins. After him are K. Shivaram Karanth, Josef Pieper, James A. Michener, Joan Coromines, Saw Maung, and Edmond Leburton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brian Keith ranks 3,783 out of 15,968Before him are Charles Brockden Brown (1771), Reggie Miller (1965), Hal Clement (1922), Geraldine Farrar (1882), Wallace Stevens (1879), and Frank Zamboni (1901). After him are Bob Seger (1945), Frederick Law Olmsted (1822), Art Pepper (1925), Dennis Meadows (1942), Dana Delany (1956), and Paul Chambers (1935).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Brian Keith ranks 1,106Before him are Thomas Gibson (1962), Lainie Kazan (1940), Norma Talmadge (1894), David Harbour (1975), Daniel Stern (1957), and Geraldine Farrar (1882). After him are Dana Delany (1956), Irene Dunne (1898), Barry Bostwick (1945), Michael Berryman (1948), Dylan McDermott (1961), and Dermot Mulroney (1963).

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