Howard Keel’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 13, 1919

Death Date

November 7, 2004

Age of Death

85 years

Cause of Death

Colon Cancer


Stage Actor

The stage actor Howard Keel died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Actor and baritone singer who starred on Broadway in musicals such as Carousel and Oklahoma!, and played Clayton Farlow on the hit series Dallas.

He married three times and had four children, one of whom is production designer Leslie Grace Keel.



“It was a fine cast and lots of fun to make, but they did the damn thing on the cheap. The backdrops had holes in them, and it was shot on the worst film stock.” (Howard Keel)


“As long as I can sing halfway decent, I’d rather sing than act. There’s nothing like being in good voice, feeling good, having good numbers to do and having a fine orchestra.” (Howard Keel)


“Wherever I went, crowds appeared again, and I started making solo albums for the first time in my career.” (Howard Keel)