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Howard Clifford Keel (April 13, 1919 – November 7, 2004) was an American actor and singer. He was born in Gillespie, Illinois. He starred in many movies, including Man of La Mancha and in Kiss Me, Kate. He died in Palm Desert, California from colon cancer.

Howard Keel
Howard Keel in Annie Get Your Gun trailer 2.jpg
President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
1958–1959
Preceded by Leon Ames
Succeeded by Ronald Reagan
Personal details
Born Harry Clifford Keel
(1919-04-13)April 13, 1919
Gillespie, Illinois, U.S.
Died November 7, 2004(2004-11-07) (aged 85)
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Rosemary Cooper (m. 1943–48) (divorced)
Helen Anderson (m. 1949–70) (divorced)
Judy Keel (m. 1970–2004) (his death)
Children Kaija Keel
Leslie Keel
Gunnar Keel
Kirstine Keel
Occupation Actor/Singer

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