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Tom Keene ACTOR


Tom Keene was born on December 30th, 1896  in Rochester, New York with the birth name George Duryea.  After graduating from Columbia and Carnegie Tech in the late 1920's he relocated to Los Angeles, California and began looking for work as a film actor.
He began with roles on such films as "The Just a Little Late Club" (1923) and "The Godless Girl" (1923) followed by a number of western films such as "Sundown Trail" (1931) and "Our Daily Bread" (1934).  He never reached the level of stardom that some other western actors achieved but he still managed to earn a living as a decent actor.
Majority of his work was done with Monogram Pictures and Republic Studios and he also did some stage work.  During the 1940's he appeared in the film serial, "The Great Alaskan Mystery" and two Dick Tracy films, "Dick Tracy's Dilemma" and "Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome" (1947).   
Along with a number of film roles he also made numerous television appearances on "The Range Rider" starring Jock Mahoney, "Buffalo Bill Jr." starring Dickie Jones, "Judge Roy Bean" starring Edgar Buchanan and "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". 
In the later part of his career he actually changed his stage name to Richard Powers which he thought would help him get away from his stereotypical western roles, however this just made him less known and less desirable.  His final film role was in "Plan 9 from Outer Space" (1959).       
By the late 1950's, he retired from the acting industry and chose to pursue other career interests such as working in real estate and insurance.  He married only once to Grace Stafford from 1919 to 1940 and then on August 4th, 1963 he passed away from cancer in Woodland Hills, California. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.     


1959 Plan 9 from Outer Space
1959 Death Valley Days
1958 U.S. Marshal
1958 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers
1958 Casey Jones 
1957 Whirlybirds 
1955-1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu 
1956 Tension at Table Rock 
1956 Wetbacks
1956 Corky and White Shadow
1956 Judge Roy Bean
1955 Dig That Uranium
1955 Buffalo Bill Jr.
1955 The Millionaire
1954 Outlaw's Daughter
1954 Hopalong Cassidy
1953 G.E. True Theater
1953 The Moonlighter 
1953 Mark Saber
1953 The Abbott and Costello Show 
1953 Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid
1952 Sky King 
1952 Red Planet Mars 
1951 The Stu Erwin Show
1951 Racket Squad 
1951 The Fat Man 
1951 Home Town Story
1951 Texans Never Cry 
1951 The Range Rider 
1951 The Sun Was Setting
1950 Trail of Robin Hood 
1950 The Milkman 
1950 Desperadoes of the West 
1950 Storm Over Wyoming
1949 The Judge Steps Out 
1949 Brothers in the Saddle 
1948 Indian Agent 
1948 Blood on the Moon
1948 Race Street
1948 Return of the Bad Men
1948 Berlin Express
1948 Western Heritage 
1947 Wild Horse Mesa 
1947 Thunder Mountain 
1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome 
1947 Under the Tonto Rim 
1947 Crossfire 
1947 Seven Keys to Baldpate
1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma
1946 San Quentin
1945 Girls of the Big House
1945 Dangerous Intruder
1944 Sergeant Mike
1944 Lights of Old Santa Fe 
1944 San Diego I Love You 
1944 Port of 40 Thieves 
1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart 
1944 Jungle Woman 
1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
1944 The Navy Way 
1944 Up in Arms
1942 Where Trails End
1942 Arizona Roundup
1942 Western Mail
1941 Lone Star Law Men 
1941 Riding the Sunset Trail
1941 The Driftin' Kid
1941 Dynamite Canyon
1941 Wanderers of the West
1938 The Painted Trail
1937 Romance of the Rockies
1937 Where Trails Divide
1937 God's Country and the Man
1937 Raw Timber
1937 Drums of Destiny
1937 The Law Commands
1937 Under Strange Flags
1937 Old Louisiana
1937 Battle of Greed
1936 Rebellion
1936 The Glory Trail 
1936 Desert Gold 
1936 Drift Fence
1936 Timothy's Quest 
1935 Hong Kong Nights 
1934 Our Daily Bread 
1933 Cross Fire 
1933 Sunset Pass 
1933 Son of the Border 
1933 Scarlet River 
1933 The Cheyenne Kid 
1932 Renegades of the West 
1932 Come on Danger! 
1932 Beyond the Rockies
1932 Ghost Valley
1932 The Saddle Buster
1932 Partners
1931 Suicide Fleet 
1931 Freighters of Destiny
1931 Sundown Trail 
1930 Tol'able David 
1930 Pardon My Gun 
1930 Night Work
1930 The Dude Wrangler
1930 Radio Kisses
1930 Beau Bandit 
1929 In Old Californi
1929 Thunder
1929 Honky Tonk 
1929 The Godless Girl
1929 Tide of Empire 
1928 Marked Money 
1923 The Just a Little Late Club 

Matinee Classics - Our Daily Bread starring Karen Morley, Tom Keene, Addison Richards, John Qualen, Bud Rae and Barbara Pepper
Matinee Classics - Arizona Roundup starring Tom Keene, Frank Yaconell, Sugar Dawn, Jack Ingram, Hope Blackwood, Steve Clark, Tom Seidel, Nick Moro, Hal Price, and I. Stanford Jolley
Matinee Classics - Battle of Greed starring Tom Keene, Gwynne Shipman and James Bush
Matinee Classics - Pardon My Gun starring starring Tom Keene, Sally Starr, Mona Ray, Lee Moran, Robert Edeson, Hank MacFarlane, Tom MacFarlane, George Duryea and Harry Woods
Matinee Classics - Plan 9 from Outer Space starring Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Bela Lugosi, Vampira and Tom Keene
Matinee Classics - Dick Tracy's Dilemma starring Ralph Byrd, Lyle Latell, Kay Christopher, Jack Lambert, Ian Keith, Bernadene Hayes, Jimmy Conlin, William B. Davidson, Tony Barrett and Tom Keene
Matinee Classics - San Quentin starring Lawrence Tierney, Barton MacLane, Marian Carr, Harry Shannon, Carol Forman, Joe Devlin, Tom Keene, Tony Barrett, Lee Bonnell, Robert Clarke and Raymond Burr
Matinee Classics - Texans Never Cry starring Gene Autry, Mary Castle, Russell Hayden, Gail Davis, Tom Keene, Don Harvey, Roy Gordon, Pat Buttram and Champion

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