William KeighleyShow Count: 85
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: August 4, 1889, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 24, 1984, New York City, New York, USA
William Jackson Keighley (August 4, 1889, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - June 24, 1984, New York, New York) was an American stage actor andHollywood film director.
After graduating from the Ludlum School of Dramatic Art, Keighley began acting at the age of 23. By the 1910s and 1920s, he was acting and directing on Broadway. With the advent of talking pictures, he relocated to Hollywood. He eventually signed with Warner Bros., where he proved adept at directing in a wide variety of genres. He was the initial director of The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, but was replaced by Michael Curtiz. During World War II, he supervised the U.S. Army Signal Corp's motion picture unit. He retired in 1953 and moved to Paris with his actress wife Genevieve Tobin.
|Lux Radio Theater|
Show Count: 648
Broadcast History: 13 October 1934 to 7 June 1955
Sponsor: Lever Brothers for Lux Soap
Cast: Cecil B DeMille, Herbert Marshall, William Keighley
Director: Cecil B DeMille, Fred MacKaye, Anthony Stanford, Frank Woodruff, Earl Ebi
Producer: Cecil B DeMille, Fred MacKaye, Anthony Stanford, Frank Woodruff, Earl Ebi
Host: Irving Cummings, Cecil B. DeMille, William Keighley