Robert Keith
Date of Birth
Feb 10, 1896
Birth Place:
Fowler, IN


As a youth in his Indiana home town, Robert Keith picked up eating money as an illustrated-slide singer in movie houses. On stage from age 16, Keith worked in stock and on Broadway, taking time out from acting to write the 1927 play The Tightwad, a critical if not financial success. On the strength of The Tightwad, Keith was brought to Hollywood by Universal to write dialogue in the first years of...