Keene Curtis

Keene Curtis

Keene Curtis (February 15, 1923October 13, 2002) was an American character actor.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Curtis made his film debut in the 1948 Orson Welles adaptation of "Macbeth". Additional film credits included "American Hot Wax", "Rabbit Test", "I.Q.", and "Heaven Can Wait".

Curtis began his theatrical career in 1955 as a Broadway stage manager. His first appearance as a performer was in a 1965 revival of "You Can't Take It With You". In 1971, he was awarded the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for "The Rothschilds". Additional Broadway credits included "The Cherry Orchard", "A Patriot for Me", "Via Galactica", "Annie", and "La Cage aux Folles".

Curtis had a recurring role as the owner of Melville's Restaurant in "Cheers". His many television credits included appearances on "Dark Shadows", "Hawaii Five-O", "Sanford and Son", "The Jeffersons", "Quincy M.E.", "Eight is Enough", "Three's Company", "Lou Grant", "Hart to Hart", "Benson", "Newhart", "Murder, She Wrote", "Touched by an Angel", "Ally McBeal", "Party of Five", "The Smurfs", ', "The Pretender", "Wonder Woman", ', and twenty-one episodes of "The Pirates of Dark Water". For the animated series "", he voiced the character the Pastmaster.

Curtis died from complications from Alzheimer's disease in a Bountiful, Utah nursing home and was buried in the Bountiful Memorial Park.

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