Larry Keating

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Larry Keating
Born Lawrence Keating
(1899-06-13)June 13, 1899
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died August 26, 1963(1963-08-26) (aged 64)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of death
Years active 1945-63
Children Robert S. Keating

Larry Keating (June 13, 1899 – August 26, 1963) was an American actor best known for his roles as Harry Morton on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, which he played from 1953 to 1958, and next-door neighbor Roger Addison on the television series Mister Ed, which he played from 1961 until his death in 1963.


Keating was the longest of several actors to play neighbor Harry Morton on The Burns and Allen Show. Keating took over the role of Harry Morton from Fred Clark in 1953 and continued in this role on the short-lived sequel, The George Burns Show. He was an announcer for NBC in the 1940s, an announcer for ABC radio's This Is Your FBI from 1945 to 1953, and a regular on the short-lived series The Hank McCune Show.

Keating's film credits include The Mating Season (1951) with Gene Tierney, Thelma Ritter and Miriam Hopkins, When Worlds Collide (1951), Monkey Business (1952), and Inferno (1953).


Keating died of leukemia on August 26, 1963. His final movie role was in The Incredible Mr. Limpet. He is entombed in Portland, Oregon's Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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