Hi Cathy and others,
I usually research Three Stooges supporting players, but using the
same search methods, I accessed the LA Times newspaper of Aug. 27,
1963, which had a photo and fairly extensive obit on Larry Keating.
He was born in St. Paul, MN. June 13, 1896. He was the nephew of
Tommy Burns, onetime Heavyweight boxing champion. Larry spent his
boyhood with his family in Portland, OR., San Francisco, CA. and
Sydney, Australia, where he saw Burns lose the Title to Jack Johnson.
He began his career in a Portland Stock Company which toured the
States. He served in World War I as an artilleryman, and later
travelled the World as a merchant seaman. He played in "White Cargo"
for two years before joining National Broadcasting Company as a
special events announcer. He spent 7 years as a regular on radio's
"This Is Your FBI". During World War II he toured military camps with
Bob Hope and other performers. From 1945 to 1963, he was credited in
52 films and TV Shows, finishing up with "Mr. Ed".
Prior to his death, he had been ill with leukemia for 6 months, and
entered Good Samaritan Hospital in LA, where he died on August 26,
1963. He had worked on "Mr' Ed" until the week prior to his death.
He was survived by his wife Ruth, three children; Captain Robert S.
Keating, USAF; Larry, Jr. and a stepson William Evans; two
grandchildren, and a brother, John D. Keating of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Anyone who may have information on Three Stooges supporting players,
please email me at ***@aol.com
Post by cathy
I am looking for personal information about the veteran actor who
played on Mister Ed, as "Roger Addison." I know he was on Burns and
Allen as Harry Morton. I know the movies he has made prior to Mister
Ed... I am looking for some personal information, ie: did he have any
children? was he married? how did the staff react to the news of his
passing? did Mr. Keating serve in the military? Basically, ANYTHING
that talks about him and not a portfolio of his achievments, though
they are interesting, I would like to know about Mr. Keating .. who he
was. I already know what he has achieved.
PLEEZE.. somebody tell me something!!
Thanks in advance,