Cornelius Keefe

Active - 1919 - 1961  |   Born - Jul 13, 1899   |   Died - Dec 11, 1972   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance, Crime, Western

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Biography by Hal Erickson

Spindly, mustachioed character actor Cornelius Keefe was active in Hollywood from 1924 to 1958. When talkies came in, Keefe was engaged as a recurring player in Educational Studio's "Torchy" 2-reel comedy series. He landed sizable parts in films like Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933) and Lady with a Past (1934), and was also busy in the "B"-western field. For the most part, his roles were bits and walk-ons; in this capacity, he showed up in a number of John Ford pictures. Though Cornelius Keefe also billed himself as Jack Hill, his credits should not be confused with those of Hal Roach stock-company player Jack Hill.

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