|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||21°23' 05°46 Asc. 25°02'|
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.
- 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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- Work : Begin Major Project 1983 (TV series "Hardcastle & McCormick")
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- 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)