Carradine, Keith

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Carradine, Keith Gender: M
Keith Ian Carradine
born on 8 August 1949 at 00:47 (= 12:47 AM )
Place Modesto, California, 37n38, 121w0
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 15°28' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 10°13 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°20'

Keith Carradine
photo: Deutsch: Bearbeiter: Frank C. Müller, license cc-by-sa-2.5


American actor who has had success on stage, film, and television. He is known for his roles as Tom Frank in Robert Altman's film Nashville (1975), Wild Bill Hickok in the HBO series Deadwood (2004), FBI agent Frank Lundy in Dexter (2007-2009), Lou Solverson in the first season of Fargo (2014-2015), and US president Conrad Dalton in Madam Secretary (2014-2019). As a member of the Carradine family, he is part of an acting dynasty that began with his father, John Carradine and includes his half-brother David Carradine.

His parents divorced when he was six and waged a bitter custody battle over Keith and his two full brothers, Christopher (now a Disney architect) and Robert (also an actor.) For three months, the boys were even in juvenile hall custody. In 1958, Carradine finally won custody of his sons and they did not see their mother for six years. His mom, Sonia Sorel, was the second of John Carradine's four wives and the kids grew up gun-shy of marriage from watching the battlefield.

In spite of the turmoil, he emerged as the family "white sheep." In an eccentric family, he managed a good show of normalcy, coming safely through the Hollywood requisite drug period. He did well in school, and finally decided to be an actor, against his dad's advice.

David was his mentor, taking Keith into his home in 1968, the single greatest influence that Keith had in his life. He got his role in Hair when he went along with David to the audition.

Keith had a successful run in the stage production of Hair in 1969 and Foxfire (1982), with more than 40 film and TV roles during the interim.

Also a musician, he gained a name for Nashville (1975), in which he also composed and sang his Oscar winning song "I'm Easy." As a guitarist and singer, he hit the road with his band over the years and cut two albums.

Lanky and laid back, he was married in 1982 to actress Sandra Will with Cade born in 1982 and Sorel in 1985. He had a prior daughter with actress Shelley Plimpton, Martha, in 1971. On 16 November 1999, his wife filed a divorce petition to end their 17-year marriage.

His personal tastes run to Caruso, old movies, his guitar, bagpipes and hurdy-gurdy music. He and Sandra dreamed of living in Telluride, Colorado and running a little theater there.

For his third trip to Broadway, he took over the lead role in The Will Rogers Follies, with natural charm, creating a Broadway musical that scooped up six Tony awards in 1991.

Carradine married Hayley DuMond in Turin, Italy on 18 November 2006 at 2:30 PM local time according to Italian newspapers.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Entertainment: Dexter (born 1 October 2006). Notes: Played Special Agent Frank Lundy, 2007-2009
  • associate relationship with Entertainment: Hair (born 17 October 1967). Notes: Played Claude in 1970 Broadway production
  • associate relationship with Vitti, Monica (born 3 November 1931). Notes: Co-stars in 1979 film "An Almost Perfect Affair"
  • role played of/by Cody, Buffalo Bill (born 26 February 1846). Notes: 1975 film "Wild Bill"
  • role played of/by Hickok, Wild Bill (born 27 May 1837). Notes: 2004-2006 TV series "Deadwood"


  • Work : Gain social status 1971 (First noted production)
  • Work : Prize 1975 (Oscar)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1981 (Sandra Will)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1981 (Daughter Martha)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1982 (Child Cade)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1985 (Child Sorel)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 16 November 1999 (Wife filed for divorce)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 18 November 2006 at 2:30 PM in Turin, Italy (Hayley DuMond)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons. A typeover on the B.C. makes it hard to read, it could be PM.

Sy Scholfield quotes news report stating he was born at "1 a.m. Monday" ("Son Born Here to Carradines," The Times, San Mateo, Tuesday, 9 August 1949, page 5). The Rodden Rating was thus upgraded from C to AA.


  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad, brothers)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Dad had four wives, battlefield)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (When he was six)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Noted brothers)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, video)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater, musicals)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Original Song, 1975)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Six Tonys)