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Dennis O'Keefe

Dennis O'Keefe

  • Born on
    • March 29th, 1908
  • Died on
    • August 31st, 1968
Dennis O'Keefe (March 29, 1908 – August 31, 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.

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Filmography

Acting (57 Credits)

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1951The Company She Keeps as Larry Collins
1950Woman on the Run as Dan Legget
1949Cover Up as Sam Donovan
1948Raw Deal as Joseph Emmett "Joe" Sullivan
1948Walk a Crooked Mile as Daniel F. O'Hara
1947T-Men as Dennis O'Brien / Vannie Harrigan
1947Dishonored Lady as Dr. David Cousins
1945Brewster's Millions as Montague L. 'Monty' Brewster
1944The Fighting Seabees as Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow
1944The Story of Dr. Wassell as Benjamin 'Hoppy' Hopkins
1943The Leopard Man as Jerry Manning
1943Hi Diddle Diddle as Sonny Phyffe
1943Hangmen Also Die! as Jan Horak
1941Topper Returns as Bob
1940Arise, My Love as Joe 'Shep' Shepard
1940You'll Find Out as Chuck Deems
1937History Is Made at Night as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
1937Swing High, Swing Low as Purser (uncredited)
1937Saratoga as Party guest
1937Easy Living as Office Manager (uncredited)
1937Make Way for Tomorrow as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
1937Captains Courageous as Bit Role (uncredited)
1937A Star Is Born as Burke's Party Guest (uncredited)
1936Three Smart Girls as Nightclub Extra
1936Small Town Girl as Man Dancing in Tavern (uncredited)
1936San Francisco as New Year's Celebrant (uncredited)
1936Libeled Lady as Barker at Charity Affair (uncredited)
1936Mr. Deeds Goes to Town as Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
1936Great Guy as Party Guest (Uncredited)
1936Theodora Goes Wild as Man (uncredited)
1936Fury as Reporter (uncredited)
1935Top Hat as Elevator Passenger / Hotel Guest / Dancer (uncredited)
1935The Gilded Lily as Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
1935The Wedding Night as Party Guest (uncredited)
1934Lady by Choice as Dance Extra (uncredited)
1934He Was Her Man as Man Leaving Courtroom
1934Jimmy the Gent as Chester Coote (uncredited)
1934Murder at the Vanities as Chorus Boy (Uncredited)
1934Fog Over Frisco as Van Brugh, Reporter (Uncredited)
1934Wonder Bar as Chorus Boy (uncredited)
1934Kid Millions as Chorus Boy in Ship's Show (uncredited)
1934Broadway Bill as (uncredited)
1934Imitation of Life as Party Guest (uncredited)
1933Torch Singer as Nightclub Patron
1933Gold Diggers of 1933 as Theatregoer (uncredited)
1933The Eagle and the Hawk as Flier (uncredited)
193342nd Street as Chorus Boy (uncredited)
1933Duck Soup as Bridegroom at Firefly's Reception (uncredited)
1932A Bill of Divorcement as Party Guest
1932Blonde Venus as Minor Role (uncredited)
1932I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang as Café Chateau Dancer (uncredited)
1932The Cabin in the Cotton as Dance Floor Extra at Madge's Party (uncredited)
1932Big City Blues as Dice Spectator (uncredited)
1932Merrily We Go to Hell as Wedding Usher (uncredited)
1932Scarface as Night Club Patron (uncredited)
1931The Miracle Woman as Man in Audience (uncredited)
1931Cimarron as (uncredited)

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