Keith, Brian

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Name
Keith, Brian Gender: M
Keith, Robert Brian, Jr.
born on 14 November 1921 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Bayonne NJ, USA, 40n40, 74w06
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°23' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 05°46 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°02'



Biography

American movie and TV actor, who appeared in 80 films, versatile enough to portray everything from a homicidal maniac to a burly military man to a kindly parent. With credits in comedies, dramas and westerns, he was perhaps best known for the role of bachelor guardian Uncle Bill in TV's "Family Affair" which ran from 1966-1971. He launched his own comedy series, "The Brian Keith Show," in the '70s. He also appeared in "Hardcastle and McCormick," from 1983-1986, and "Pursuit of Happiness," 1987-1988.

The son of actor parents, his introduction to show business was at age three but he did not make his adult debut until 1953. His last TV series was in a 1996 miniseries called "Rough Riders."

Refreshingly blunt, he stuck to his guns when he disagreed with big studio executives and if a script was poor, he did not hesitate to call it "tripe." He preferred his characters to be realistic, and portrayed them with realism. His gruffness was blended with a hint of tenderness that made him endearing. Continuing to work into his 70's, he earned warm reviews in 1994 for playing in a detective adventure.

Keith was a Marine tail gunner in the Pacific during WW II.

His first marriage produced two kids, Mimi and Michael, and his wife, Judy, lost a young son in 1963. He married a second time, to Victoria Young for the remainder of his lifetime, a native Hawaiian who appeared with him in some of his TV series. Their marriage produced son Bobby and daughter, Daisy, who was his pride and joy.

On 4/17/1997, Daisy, distraught over personal problems, killed herself by gunshot. This plunged Keith into a deep depression, further enhanced by the news in May 1997 that his lung cancer had spread into his adrenal glands. Though he had stopped smoking a decade before, Keith had been suffering with emphysema and lung cancer, receiving grueling chemotherapy treatments, almost bedridden with oxygen and a live-in nurse in attendance.

His days spent in bed, in a haze of medications, TV news and old westerns, he committed suicide in the same way as Daisy - a self-inflicted gunshot - and was found dead in his Malibu home on 6/24/1997, two days before Daisy's 28th birthday.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by Suicide 24 June 1997 at 12:00 midnight in Malibu, CA (Gunshot to the head, age 75)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis May 1997 (Lung cancer spread to adrenal glands)
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  • Death of Child 17 April 1997 (Fav. daughter, Daisy, commits suicide)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1983 (TV series "Hardcastle & McCormick")

Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Some 80 films)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut age three)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Family Affair and Hardcastle & McCormick)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five, one deceased)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Daughter committed suicide, devastated him)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression (Over daughters suicide)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung and adrenal)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Emphysema
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (WW II)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Marine tail gunner)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Interracial (Second wife Hawaiin)
  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Gruff)
  • Traits : Body : Hair (Blond)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Gunshot to head)

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