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Birth date: February 7, 1923, Elyria, Ohio, United States
Death date: July 7, 1981, Downey, California, United States
Birth place: Elyria, Ohio, USA
Profession:Actor, Soundtrack, Writer
Spouse:Arlene DeMarco (m. 1956–1967), Norma Jean Aldrich (m. 1942–1956)
Children:Melissa Brasselle, Rosana Brasselle, Erin Keefe Brasselle

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Keefe Brasselle (February 7, 1923 – July 7, 1981) was an American film actor, television actor/producer and author. He is best remembered for the starring role in The Eddie Cantor Story (1953). The film was a response to the wildly successful The Jolson Story and Jolson Sings Again starring Larry Parks. The Eddie Cantor Story, however, could not equal the success of the Jolson films and Brasselle's career did not launch as anticipated. In 1953, Braselle hosted an episode of The Colgate Comedy Hour with comedian/dancer Dick Wesson as a promotional tie-in for the film.In 1956, Braselle married the singer Arlene DeMarco (28 January 1933 – 19 February 2013). They divorced in 1967.Brasselle had a close friendship with CBS executive James Aubrey. Brasselle started his own production company and Aubrey granted Brasselle's company three television series without any previous script, pitch or pilots. The insider-chicanery resulted in a lawsuit against Aubrey and Brasselle launched by CBS shareholders. There were rumors that Aubrey had no choice in the matter due to threats from the Mafia, with which Brasselle was known to be connected.In 1961, an Edison Township, New Jersey nightclub owned by Brasselle burned under suspicious circumstances. Fire officials came across six empty cans of gasoline at the scene, while their caps and spouts were found separately in a paper bag.In the summer of 1963, Brasselle starred in a summer replacement series for The Garry Moore Show. Called The Keefe Brasselle Show, the program featured actress Ann B. Davis as herself in three episodes. During the 1964-1965 season, Brasselle's "Richelieu Productions" banner produced three new but untested series: The Baileys of Balboa, The Cara Williams Show, and The Reporter, starring Harry Guardino. Those series suffered from poor ratings. Aubrey was removed as president of CBS Television in February 1965 after a long court battle. Brasselle later wrote a novel that was a thinly disguised account of his relationship with Aubrey and the network, The Cannibals (1968), followed by a sequel, The Barracudas (1973), in which he attacked several showbiz figures he'd worked with, including comedian Jack Benny. Wikipedia

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Adam-121973TV SeriesGeorge Baker
Black Gunn1972Winman
The United States Steel Hour1962TV Series
The Red Skelton Hour1956-1960TV SeriesMr. Zimba / Sr. Alberto / Musician
The David Niven Show1959TV SeriesGentry
The Phil Silvers Show1958TV SeriesSgt. J.J. Covington
The Loretta Young Show1958TV SeriesJohnny Roberts
Death Over My Shoulder1958Jack Regan
Matinee Theatre1957TV Series
The Fighting Wildcats1957Brett Manders
Battle Stations1956Chris Jordan
The Ford Television Theatre1954-1956TV SeriesJohnny Bartlett / Johnny Cantrell
Studio One in Hollywood1956TV Series
Science Fiction Theatre1955TV SeriesEdward Burton
Celebrity Playhouse1955TV Series
Lux Video Theatre1955TV SeriesJoe Martini
Bring Your Smile Along1955Martin 'Marty' Adams
Mad at the World1955Sam Bennett aka Bill Holland
The Star and the Story1955TV SeriesEd Fielding
Three Young Texans1954Tony Ballew
The Eddie Cantor Story1953Eddie Cantor
Skirts Ahoy!1952Dick Hallson
A Letter from a Soldier1951ShortMaxie Klein
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology1951Sgt. Maxie Klein
The Unknown Man1951Rudi Wallchek
Bannerline1951Mike Perrivale
A Place in the Sun1951Earl Eastman
Dial 11191950Skip
Never Fear1949Guy Richards
Not Wanted1949Drew Baxter
The Babe Ruth Story1948Call Boy (uncredited)
T-Men1947Ocean Park Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Railroaded!1947Cowie Kowalski
Heartaches1947Gus. Prop Boy (uncredited)
Killer at Large1947Copy Boy (uncredited)
Repeat Performance1947Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Bells of San Angelo1947Ignacio (uncredited)
River Gang1945Johnny
Three Little Sisters1944Soldier (uncredited)
Janie1944Soldier (uncredited)
USS VD: Ship of Shame1942Chicken (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
If You Don't Stop It... You'll Go Blind!!!1975lyrics: "We've Got To Get Back On Our Backs" / music: "We've Got To Get Back On Our Backs" / performer: "Don't Fuck Around With Love" / writer: "Don't Fuck Around With Love"
Bring Your Smile Along1955performer: "Italian Mother Song Mama Mia", "Side By Side"
Skirts Ahoy!1952performer: "I Get a Funny Feeling" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cara Williams Show1964-1965TV Series developer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
If You Don't Stop It... You'll Go Blind!!!1975
The Fighting Wildcats1957

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cara Williams Show1964TV Series producer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Reporter1964TV Series developer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
If You Don't Stop It... You'll Go Blind!!!1975Himself
The Keefe Brasselle Show1963TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Be Our Guest1960TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1959TV SeriesImpressionist
Keep It in the Family1957TV SeriesHimself - Host (1957)
The 26th Annual Academy Awards1954TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Short Subject Awards
The Colgate Comedy Hour1954TV SeriesHimself - Singer
This Is Your Life1953TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Case Against the 20% Federal Admissions Tax on Motion Picture Theatres1953ShortHimself, actor in film clip from 'Dial 1119' (uncredited)
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story1951Documentary

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#Fact
1Brasselle's chief claim to fame was starring in the titular role of The Eddie Cantor Story (1953), a film which failed to emulate the success of a similar biopic, The Jolson Story (1946). Much of the blame for the picture's failure was attributed to Brassell's unconvincing performance which, critics said, bordered on caricature. He fared little better as a producer, despite his friendship to CBS executive James Aubrey. All three shows produced under the banner of Keefe Brasselle's Richelieu Productions (The Baileys of Balboa, The Cara Williams Show, and The Reporter) showed poor ratings returns, resulting in Aubrey's removal as CBS president.
2Was rumoured to have connections to the Mafia. Brasselle himself bragged about his mob ties.
3At one time worked as a professional wrestler.
4A New Jersey nightclub in which Brasselle had an interest, burned down in July 1961 under suspicious circumstances.
5Father of Erin Keefe Brasselle (nee Mickie Brasselle) (b. 1944), with Norma Jean Aldrich.
6Grandfather of Hayley Sanchez (b. 1998).
7Uncle of Stephen Pisani.
8Author of "The CanniBalS" which was inspired by his experience as a CBS executive.
9Father of Rosana Brasselle (b. 1964) and Melissa Brasselle (b. 1965), with Arlene DeMarco.
10Was assistant to and protegé of CBS Television Network president James T. Aubrey in the early 1960's.


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