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Dennis O’keefe

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Tall, rugged acting professional who played tasks in numerous movies from the 1930s and ’40s and briefly got his own display in the ’50s. In 1939, he starred in the competition film, Burn off ‘Em Up O’Connor. When he was a child he made an appearance alongside his parents inside a film, and by age group 16 he was composing scripts for humor pants. After Clark Gable suggested him to MGM, he was authorized to a agreement, transformed his name, and made an appearance in several studio room pictures. He was created the boy of Irish vaudevillians in Ford Madison, Iowa, and was called Edward Vance Flanagan. He was known for his humor function in the 1953 film, THE GIRL Desires Mink, starring Eve Arden.

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Date Of Birth March 29, 1908
Died August 31, 1968, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of Birth Iowa
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Steffi Duna, Louise Stanley
Children James O'Keefe
Parents Edward Flanagan
Movies T-Men, Raw Deal, Woman on the Run, The Leopard Man, Dishonored Lady, The Fighting Seabees, Chicago Syndicate, Topper Returns, Brewster's Millions, Hangmen Also Die!, The Great Dan Patch, Broadway Limited, Getting Gertie's Garter, Walk a Crooked Mile, Dragoon Wells Massacre, The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine, The Story of Dr. Wassell, Doll Face, Hold That Kiss, Drums of Tahiti, The Fake, The Eagle and the Hawk, The Affairs of Susan, Abroad with Two Yanks, The Bad Man of Brimstone, The Lady Wants Mink, Passage West, The Diamond, Lady Scarface, Burn 'Em Up O'Connor, Siren of Atlantis, Hi Diddle Diddle, Abandoned, The Company She Keeps, The Kid from Texas, Cover Up, Weekend for Three, Up in Mabel's Room, Inside Detroit, Moonlight Masquerade, Lady of Vengeance, Sensations of 1945, Follow the Sun, One Big Affair, Earl Carroll Vanities, Vacation from Love, Tahiti Honey, All Hands on Deck, Las Vegas Shakedown, You'll Find Out, Unexpected Father
TV Shows The Dennis O'Keefe Show, Suspicion
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Son of Edward Flanagan.
2Was an extra in over 200 films.
3Father of director/producer James O'Keefe.
4Changed his stagename to Dennis O'Keefe from Bud Flanagan in 1937.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Abroad with Two Yanks1944Jeff Reardon
Sensations of 19451944Junior Crane
The Story of Dr. Wassell1944Benjamin 'Hoppy' Hopkins
Up in Mabel's Room1944Gary Ainsworth
The Fighting Seabees1944Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow
Hi Diddle Diddle1943Sonny Phyffe
The Leopard Man1943Jerry Manning
Good Morning, Judge1943David Barton
Tahiti Honey1943Mickey Monroe
Hangmen Also Die!1943Jan Horak
Moonlight Masquerade1942John Bennett Jr.
The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine1942Mike Jason
Weekend for Three1941Jim Craig
Lady Scarface1941Lt. Bill Mason
Broadway Limited1941Dr. Harvey North
Mr. District Attorney1941P. Cadwallader Jones
Topper Returns1941Bob
Bowery Boy1940Dr. Tom O'Hara
You'll Find Out1940Chuck Deems
I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now1940Tod Lowell
Arise, My Love1940Shep
Girl from Havana1940Woody Davis
Pop Always Pays1940Jeff Thompson
La Conga Nights1940Steve Collins
Alias the Deacon1940Johnny Sloan
That's Right - You're Wrong1939Chuck Deems - the Band Manager
Unexpected Father1939Jimmy Hanley
The Kid from Texas1939William Quincy
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor1939Jerry O'Connor
Vacation from Love1938W.D. 'Bill' Blair
The Chaser1938Thomas Z. 'Tom' Brandon
Hold That Kiss1938Tommy Bradford
Vivacious Lady1938Student (uncredited)
A Yank at Oxford1938Racetrack Handler (uncredited)
The Bad Man of Brimstone1937Jeffrey Burton
Conquest1937Jan Walewska (uncredited)
Life Begins with Love1937Musician (uncredited)
Big City1937Stanley - Independent Cab Driver (uncredited)
Double or Nothing1937Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
The Firefly1937French Soldier Admirer (uncredited)
Vogues of 19381937Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
One Mile from Heaven1937Party Guest (uncredited)
Saratoga1937Second Bidder / Dancer at Party (uncredited)
The Lady Escapes1937Minor Role (uncredited)
Super-Sleuth1937Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Between Two Women1937Patricia's Friend (uncredited)
Easy Living1937Office Manager (uncredited)
Blazing Barriers1937Club Manager (uncredited)
The Great Gambini1937Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Married Before Breakfast1937Salesman (uncredited)
Riding on Air1937Radium Plane 23 Copilot (uncredited)
The Girl from Scotland Yard1937John (as Bud Flanagan)
Captains Courageous1937Minor Role (uncredited)
Make Way for Tomorrow1937Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Nobody's Baby1937Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
A Star Is Born1937Burke's Party Guest (uncredited)
Top of the Town1937Frank (uncredited)
Swing High, Swing Low1937Purser (uncredited)
Parole Racket1937Thompson, Reporter (uncredited)
History Is Made at Night1937Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
When's Your Birthday?1937Nightclub Extra / Party Extra / Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Mama Steps Out1937Dance Extra (uncredited)
They Wanted to Marry1937Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Champagne Waltz1937Dance Extra at Blue Danube Room (uncredited)
Beloved Enemy1936Reception Guest (uncredited)
Three Smart Girls1936Nightclub Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Sinner Take All1936Night Club Guest (uncredited)
Hats Off1936Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Great Guy1936Party Guest (uncredited)
Born to Dance1936Dancer (uncredited)
The Accusing Finger1936Reporter (uncredited)
The Plainsman1936Man #2 (uncredited)
Theodora Goes Wild1936Man (uncredited)
Legion of Terror1936New Postal Inspector (uncredited)
Rose Bowl1936Jones (uncredited)
Libeled Lady1936Barker at Charity Affair (uncredited)
The Big Broadcast of 19371936Sound Technician (uncredited)
Sworn Enemy1936Bandleader (uncredited)
Swing Time1936Dancer in 'The Way You Look Tonight' Number (uncredited)
Piccadilly Jim1936Petie McGregor (uncredited)
Yours for the Asking1936Man (uncredited)
The Bride Walks Out1936New Year's Eve Night Club Celebrant (uncredited)
Public Enemy's Wife1936Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Rhythm on the Range1936Sidewalk Heckler (uncredited)
San Francisco1936New Year's Celebrant (uncredited)
The Return of Sophie Lang1936S.S. Niantic Passenger (uncredited)
The Last Outlaw1936Reporter (uncredited)
Fury1936Reporter (uncredited)
Private Number1936Gambler (uncredited)
Nobody's Fool1936Young Man (uncredited)
Burning Gold1936Derrick Worker (as Bud Flanagan)
Show Boat1936Blackface Dancer (uncredited)
And So They Were Married1936Drunk in Car (uncredited)
13 Hours by Air1936Baker - Co-Pilot (as Bud Flannagan)
Small Town Girl1936Man Dancing in Tavern (uncredited)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town1936Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Till We Meet Again1936Viennese Cafe Patron (uncredited)
The Singing Kid1936Bud (uncredited)
The Great Ziegfeld1936Dancer (uncredited)
Colleen1936Extra on Dance Floor (uncredited)
Love Before Breakfast1936College Boy (uncredited)
Anything Goes1936Party Boy with Reno (uncredited)
Strike Me Pink1936Club Lido Patron (uncredited)
Broadway Hostess1935Donald Ross - Ronnie's Friend (uncredited)
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo1935Gambling Table Onlooker (uncredited)
Mary Burns, Fugitive1935uncredited
A Feather in Her Hat1935Theatregoer (uncredited)
Personal Maid's Secret1935Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Shipmates Forever1935Trainee (uncredited)
It's in the Air1935Announcer / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
The Girl Friend1935Soldier in Play (uncredited)
Anna Karenina1935Best Man (uncredited)
Here Comes the Band1935Party Guest at Reunion (uncredited)
Top Hat1935Elevator Passenger / Dancer (uncredited)
Every Night at Eight1935Huxley Employee (uncredited)
Dante's Inferno1935Ship Passenger (uncredited)
The Daring Young Man1935Wedding Participant (uncredited)
Doubting Thomas1935Member of Audience (uncredited)
A Night at the Biltmore Bowl1935ShortDancer (uncredited)
Let 'em Have It1935Trainee (uncredited)
The Misses Stooge1935ShortParty Guest (uncredited)
Baby Face Harrington1935Country Club Patron (uncredited)
Mississippi1935Party Guest (uncredited)
Gold Diggers of 19351935Newspaper Reporter / Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
The Wedding Night1935Party Guest (uncredited)
One New York Night1935Extra (uncredited)
Devil Dogs of the Air1935Student (uncredited)
Rumba1935Man in Diana's Party at Theatre (uncredited)
The Gilded Lily1935Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Biography of a Bachelor Girl1935uncredited
In a Pig's Eye1934ShortParty Guest (uncredited)
365 Nights in Hollywood1934Dancing Boy (uncredited)
Broadway Bill1934uncredited
College Rhythm1934Department Store Doorman (uncredited)
Kid Millions1934Chorus Boy in Ship's Show (uncredited)
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round1934Passenger Watching Revue (uncredited)
Everything's Ducky1934ShortParty Guest (uncredited)
Lady by Choice1934Dance Extra (uncredited)
Two Heads on a Pillow1934Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Imitation of Life1934Party Guest (uncredited)
A Lost Lady1934Dance Extra (uncredited)
Young and Beautiful1934Dance Extra (uncredited)
Death on the Diamond1934Game Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Desirable1934Party Guest (uncredited)
Gift of Gab1934Dancer (uncredited)
The Man with Two Faces1934Theatregoer (uncredited)
The Girl from Missouri1934Party Guest (uncredited)
Paris Interlude1934Charles Lindbergh (uncredited)
The Red Rider1934Minor Role (uncredited)
We're Rich Again1934Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Madame Du Barry1934King's Attendant with Robe (uncredited)
Fog Over Frisco1934Van Brugh - Reporter (uncredited)
Smarty1934Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
He Was Her Man1934Man Leaving Courtroom (uncredited)
Murder at the Vanities1934Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Twenty Million Sweethearts1934Reporter (uncredited)
Upperworld1934Photographer (uncredited)
Registered Nurse1934Interne (uncredited)
Coming-Out Party1934Party Guest (uncredited)
Jimmy the Gent1934Chester Coote (uncredited)
Wonder Bar1934Chorus Boy (uncredited)
All of Me1934uncredited
The Meanest Gal in Town1934Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Lady Killer1933Casino Patron (uncredited)
The House on 56th Street1933Gambler (uncredited)
Blood Money1933Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
Duck Soup1933Bridegroom at Firefly's Reception (uncredited)
The Prizefighter and the Lady1933Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Broadway Thru a Keyhole1933Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Only Yesterday1933New Year's Eve Reveler (uncredited)
Bombshell1933Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
I'm No Angel1933Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
Too Much Harmony1933Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Torch Singer1933Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Midnight Club1933Dance Extra (uncredited)
She Had to Say Yes1933Cabaret Patron (uncredited)
Ann Carver's Profession1933Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
Cocktail Hour1933Party Guest (uncredited)
Gold Diggers of 19331933Chorus Boy (uncredited)
The Phantom of the Air1933Party Guest (uncredited)
The Eagle and the Hawk1933Flier (uncredited)
A Bedtime Story1933A Friend (uncredited)
Girl Missing1933Casino Patron (uncredited)
42nd Street1933Chorus Boy (uncredited)
From Hell to Heaven1933Louie - Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Grand Slam1933Elevator Rider / Liederkranz Club Patron (uncredited)
Hello, Everybody!1933Casino Patron (uncredited)
The Woman Accused1933Party Extra (uncredited)
Central Park1932Casino Diner (uncredited)
Tess of the Storm Country1932Dance Extra at Party (uncredited)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang1932Café Chateau Dancer (uncredited)
Night After Night1932Drunk Sleeping on a Table (uncredited)
Hat Check Girl1932A Party Guest (uncredited)
A Bill of Divorcement1932Party Guest (uncredited)
The Cabin in the Cotton1932Dance Floor Extra at Madge's Party (uncredited)
Blonde Venus1932Minor Role (uncredited)
Big City Blues1932Dice Spectator (uncredited)
Two Against the World1932Party Guest / Reporter (uncredited)
Crooner1932Nightclub Dance Patron (uncredited)
Petticoat Junction1966TV SeriesWalter O'Connor
Skyscraper Souls1932Stock Brokerage Clerk (uncredited)
Deadline for Murder1964Paul Ashley
Bachelor's Affairs1932Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
The Red Skelton Hour1963TV SeriesSid the Snitch
Hollywood Speaks1932Seated at 2nd Level Table in Night Club (uncredited)
Follow the Sun1961-1962TV SeriesHarry B. Hogan
The Man from Yesterday1932Cafe Patron (uncredited)
The Dick Powell Theatre1961TV SeriesPete Flannery
Week Ends Only1932Gambling Club Extra at Bar (uncredited)
The Joey Bishop Show1961TV SeriesBrian Taylor
Merrily We Go to Hell1932Wedding Usher (uncredited)
All Hands on Deck1961Lt. Cmdr. Brian O'Gara
Huddle1932Dancer (uncredited)
Riverboat1960TV SeriesDan Muldoon
Scarface1932Night Club Patron (uncredited)
The Dennis O'Keefe Show1959-1960TV SeriesHal Towne
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood1932Man at Dance (uncredited)
Suspicion1958TV Series
Devil's Lottery1932Derbied Extra at Track (uncredited)
Studio 571958TV SeriesDick Richards
Love Affair1932One of Carol's Friends at Nightclub (uncredited)
El aventurero1957Steve Ryman
Under 181931Penthouse Party Guest (uncredited)
Lady of Vengeance1957William T. Marshall
Working Girls1931Dance Extra (uncredited)
Schlitz Playhouse1957TV SeriesProf. Stephen Bolt
West of Broadway1931Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Dragoon Wells Massacre1957Capt. Matt Riordan
Smart Woman1931Passenger Departing Ship (uncredited)
Playhouse 901956TV SeriesBen Birch
Honeymoon Trio1931ShortWedding Guest (uncredited)
Climax!1954-1956TV SeriesHoward Davenport / Fred Long / Evans / ...
The Miracle Woman1931Man in Audience (uncredited)
Lux Video Theatre1951-1956TV SeriesBill / Captain John Danforth / Jeff Sewell / ...
Laugh and Get Rich1931Young Man at Dance (uncredited)
Studio One in Hollywood1956TV SeriesWillard Newell
Cimarron1931uncredited
Kraft Theatre1956TV Series
Reaching for the Moon1930Ship's Party Guest (uncredited)
Screen Directors Playhouse1956TV SeriesReverend Charles Parker
The Silver Horde1930Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Inside Detroit1956Blair Vickers
Check and Double Check1930Party Guest (uncredited)
Chicago Syndicate1955Barry Amsterdam
Las Vegas Shakedown1955Joe Barnes
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesJames Carroll
Angela1954Steve Catlett
Justice1954TV Series
Drums of Tahiti1954Mike Macklin
The Diamond Wizard1954Joe Dennison
Suspense1950-1953TV SeriesVince
The Fake1953Paul Mitchell
Robert Montgomery Presents1953TV Series
The Lady Wants Mink1953Jim Connors
Everything I Have Is Yours1952Alec Tacksbury
The Gulf Playhouse1952TV Series
One Big Affair1952Jimmy Donovan
Passage West1951Jacob Karns
Follow the Sun1951Chuck Williams
Nash Airflyte Theatre1951TV Series
The Company She Keeps1951Larry
Woman on the Run1950Dan Legget
The Eagle and the Hawk1950Whitney Randolph
Abandoned1949Mark Sitko
The Great Dan Patch1949David Palmer
Cover Up1949Sam Donovan
Siren of Atlantis1949Captain Jean Morhange
Walk a Crooked Mile1948Daniel F. O'Hara
Raw Deal1948Joseph Emmett (Joe) Sullivan
T-Men1947Dennis O'Brien - aka Vannie Harrigan
Dishonored Lady1947Dr. David S. Cousins
Mr. District Attorney1947Steve Bennett
Her Adventurous Night1946Bill Fry
Doll Face1945Michael Francis 'Mike' Hannegan
Getting Gertie's Garter1945Dr. Kenneth B. Ford
Brewster's Millions1945Montague L. 'Monty' Brewster
Earl Carroll Vanities1945Danny Baldwin
The Affairs of Susan1945Bill Anthony

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deadline for Murder1964as Al Everett Dennis
Lux Video Theatre1955TV Series original screenplay - 1 episode
Angela1954screenplay - as Jonathan Rix
The Black Knight1954additional dialogue
The Diamond Wizard1954story - as Jonathan Rix
Cover Up1949original screenplay - as Jonathan Rix

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1957TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brewster's Millions1945performer: "The Gold Diggers' Song We're in the Money" - uncredited
The Affairs of Susan1945performer: "If You Knew Susie" - uncredited
The Kid from Texas1939performer: "Right in the Middle of Texas" 1939

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angela1954
The Diamond Wizard1954

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
Celebrity Golf1960TV Series
Bing Crosby and His Friends1958TV SpecialHimself
Suspicion1957TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Singer
The Steve Allen Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The NBC Comedy Hour1956TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1956TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1953-1956TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Plays Golf1955ShortHimself
The Martha Raye Show1955TV SeriesHimself
The Name's the Same1953-1954TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jack Carson Show1954TV SeriesHimself
Your Show of Shows1952TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
Screen Snapshots: Hopalong in Hoppy Land1951Documentary shortHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1951TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself -Actor
The Saturday Night Revue with Jack Carter1951TV SeriesHimself
The Actor's Society Benefit Gala1949TV MovieHimself - Performer
Rough But Hopeful1946ShortHimself
Behind the Movie Lens1938Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Running Hollywood1932ShortHimself, Party Guest (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tailspin Tommy1934Dance Extra, from Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932)

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