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Keith Charles

( b. Mar 04, 1934 San Francisco, California, USA - d. Jul 01, 2008 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Relations: Husband of Nancy Ford (from 1964)

Keith Charles was a veteran New York City actor with Broadway and Off-Broadway credits. He graduated from the University of Texas and served in the U.S. Army. While the Off-Broadway world was flowering in the late 1950s, he landed a job playing a replacement El Gallo in The Fantasticks.

Among his other Off-Broadway credits are The Death of a Well-Loved Boy (1967) and Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1970), which moved to Broadway. He played Mark Van Doren in Manhattan Theatre Club's Night and Her Stars (1995), Richard Greenberg's play about TV quiz show scandals.

On Broadway, he starred opposite Lauren Bacall as Bill Sampson (a role originated by Len Cariou) in Applause, and appeared in Celebration and 1977's The Threepenny Opera.

He guested on TV series over the years, including "Law & Order," "Kate and Allie," "Newhart," "Remington Steele," "Dallas," "Barnaby Jones" and more. He played running parts on many soaps including "As the World Turns," "Ryan's Hope," "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live."

Source: Playbill.com

ProductionsDate of Productions
Threepenny Opera
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Standby: Keith Charles [Macheath]
May 01, 1976 - Jan 23, 1977
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Keith Charles [Dr. Norbert Woodly]
Dec 22, 1970 - Mar 14, 1971
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Keith Charles
        Bill Sampson - Replacement
Mar 30, 1970 - Jul 27, 1972
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Keith Charles [Potemkin]
Jan 22, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969
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