Dennis O'Keefe

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Dennis O'Keefe

Born

3/29/1908, Fort Madison, Iowa, USA

Died

8/31/1968

Birth Name

Edward Vance Flanagan

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Also Known As

Jonathan Rix, Bud Flanagan, Jonathan Ricks
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Dennis was married two times. Steffi Duna (194? - 31 August 1968) (his death) Louise Stanley (19?? - 19??) (divorced) Dennis changed his name to Dennis O'Keefe from Bud Flanagan in 1937. He was in almost 200 movies in his life. In some he was uncredited. O'Keefe was…more

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  • Dennis O'Keefe should have been a bigger star. I was wondering why Anthony Mann, his director in 2 B movies hits, did not bring him along when he became an A director.moreless

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    Dennis O\\\'Keefe was a very cool actor, I thought. Didn\\\'t he pass away in 1968 at age of 60? My first view of Dennis, he seemed like an obnoxious, B actor. But then I saw T-Men (1947), and while I knew its studio was Eagle Lion, a very small studio that made weird pictures,this was an A production. I was impressed at his serious acting, my first view he was nutty in a comedy. A follow-up film - Walk a Crooked Mile, I thought was as good as T-Men, but the movie books said it wasn\\\'t. O\\\'Keefe also starred in madcap comedies by semi-well known Allan Dwan (he directed John Wayne\\\'s academy award nominee performance in Sands of Iwo Jima.) In the 50s O\\\'Keefe played in different roles, including cheaper versions of actioner T-Men. Any comments? I love this actor.moreless