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Dennis O'Keefe (1908–1968) was an American actor. He was the son of Irish vaudevillians working in the United States. As a small child he joined his parents' act and later wrote skits for the stage. O'Keefe started in films as an extra in the early 1930s. After a small but impressive role in Saratoga, Clark Gable recommended O'Keefe to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which signed him to a contract in 1937. His film roles were bigger after that, starting with The Bad Man of Brimstone and Burn 'Em Up O'Connor. O'Keefe left MGM around 1940 but continued to work in mostly lower budget productions. In the 1950s he did some directing, wrote mystery stories and by the mid-1950s found work on television shows such as Justice, The Martha Raye Show, The Ford Show as well as his own series The Dennis O'Keefe Show.
March 29, 1908, Fort Madison, Iowa, USA
August 31, 1968
1931 Cimarron(uncredited) 1932 ScarfaceNight Club Patron (uncredited) 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain GangCafé Chateau Dancer (uncredited) 1933 Duck SoupBridegroom at Firefly's Reception (uncredited) 1933 42nd StreetChorus Boy (uncredited) 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933Theatregoer (uncredited) 1935 Top HatElevator Passenger (uncredited) 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to TownCourtroom Reporter (uncredited) 1936 FuryReporter (uncredited) 1936 Libeled LadyBarker at Charity Affair (uncredited) 1937 A Star Is BornBurke's Party Guest (uncredited) 1937 Make Way for TomorrowNightclub Patron (uncredited) 1937 Captains CourageousBit Role (uncredited) 1944 The Fighting SeabeesLt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow 1950 Woman on the RunDan LeggetLimited to the 15 most popular items