Keith Carradine

Keith Carradine
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Keith Carradine
Live: North side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Actor | Singer | Songwriter
Born Aug. 8, 1949 in San Mateo, CA

Keith Carradine, one of the many accomplished members of the Carradine acting dynasty, survived an admittedly tumultuous childhood to become a busy and versatile stage and screen actor and singer-songwriter.

After starring in the original Broadway production of “Hair,” Carradine went on to notable appearances in such 1970s feature films as “Thieves Like Us,” “Nashville” (winning Oscar and Golden Globe Awards for his original song “I’m Easy”), “Welcome to L.A.,” “The Duellists” and “Pretty Baby.”

The lanky, laconic actor worked consistently throughout the 1980s and 1990s in such features as “The Long Riders” (costarring with brothers David and Robert), “Southern Comfort,” “Choose Me,” “The Moderns,” “Daddy’s Dyin’…Who’s Got the Will?,” “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle,” “Wild Bill” and “A Thousand Acres.” TV appearances during this time included the miniseries “Chiefs” (Emmy Award nomination) and such TV movies as “A Rumor of War,” “Stones for Ibarra” and “Last Stand at Saber River.”

In recent years, Carradine has acted regularly in independent features (“The Californians,” “Lake City”), tele-films (“The Outsider,” “Monte Walsh”), TV series (“Deadwood,” “Dexter,” “Damages”) and miniseries (“Into the West”). He’ll return to the big screen in 2011 in the sci-fi western “Cowboys & Aliens.”

Carradine earned a Tony Award nomination for playing the title role in the 1991 musical “Will Rogers Follies.” Other Broadway appearances include the plays “Foxfire” (with the late Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy) and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

The twice-married Carradine has three children, including actress Martha Plimpton, whose mother is former actress Shelley Plimpton.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1975 Best Original Song "I'm Easy" from Nashville Win

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