Teri Keane

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Teri Keane
Teri Keane 1949.jpg
Keane in 1949
Born (1925-10-24) October 24, 1925 (age 93)
Manhattan, New York City
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress
Known forRadio soap operas
Spouse(s)John Larkin (1950 - 1961)
Children1 daughter

Teri Keane (born October 24, 1925) is an actress known for her work in the era of old-time radio. She was reported to have "appeared in more than 100 dramatic roles in radio and television."[1] For a twelve-year period, from Oct 1963 to April 4, 1975, she played Martha Spears Marceau, the wife of police chief Bill Marceau on the CBS-TV daytime drama The Edge of Night.

Early years[edit]

Keane and her daughter in 1954

Keane was born in Manhattan.[2] Her father was a newspaperman,[3] at one time an editor of The New York Globe,[4] and her mother was "the leading coloratura" at the Hungarian Royal Opera House in Budapest,[5] who later became a professor of music at Wittenberg College.[4] She attended the Professional Children's School in Manhattan.[6]

Keane's acting career began when she was 9 years old. "By the time I was 19," she told a reporter for a story in the November 1954 issue of TV Radio Mirror, "I had played dramatic roles in five Broadway shows and was already a radio veteran."[7]

Radio[edit]

Keane's roles on radio programs included those shown in the table below.

Program Role
Big Sister Hope Melton Evans[8]
Life Can Be Beautiful Chichi[9]
Marriage for Two Vikki[10]
Mystery Without Murder Secretary [8]:251
Road of Life Jocelyn Brent[11]
Romance of Helen Trent Carol Bancroft[5]
The Second Mrs. Burton Terry Burton[11]

Keane was also a member of the casts of Mr. Mercury,[12]:454 Just Plain Bill,[12]:359 and Somerset Maugham Theater.[12] In the 1970s, she was heard on CBS Radio Mystery Theater.[13]

Stage[edit]

Keane's Broadway credits include Hairpin Harmony, The Vagabond King,[14] Swing Your Lady, and What a Life.[3]

Television[edit]

Cast photo from the daytime drama One Life to Live. Back, from left: Julie Montgomery, Farley Granger. Front, from left: Jameson Parker, Teri Keane.

Keane's roles on television programs included those shown in the table below.

Program Role
The Edge of Night Martha Marceau[15]
One Life to Live Naomi Vernon[16]

Keane also appeared on Young Doctor Malone (1963), Kitty Foyle (1958), The Inner Flame (1955), The Road of Life (1954), All My Children (1979), Ryan’s Hope (1985), Loving (83-84, 92-93), Guiding Light (1957, 1988), Search for Tomorrow (1956, 1980), As the World Turns (1961-1963),[16] and American Inventory.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Keane married radio and television actor John Larkin on June 10, 1950, in Englewood, New Jersey.[18] They had a daughter, Sharon, born March 5, 1951, and were divorced in 1961, the year Larkin left his starring role on The Edge of Night and moved to Hollywood.[2] She divides her time between a Manhattan apartment and home in Upstate New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Very Dramatic". Simpson's Leader-Times. Pennsylvania, Kittanning. May 10, 1971. p. 15. Retrieved June 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ a b "Life is so Beautiful!". Radio-TV Mirror. 37 (5): 34–35, 80+81. April 1952. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Serial Queen's Career Began at 9". Long Beach Independent. California, Long Beach. October 16, 1949. p. 84. Retrieved June 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ a b "Teri Keane". Radio-TV Mirror. 37 (3): 62. February 1952. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b "(photograph caption)". The Lincoln Star. Nebraska, Lincoln. July 4, 1948. p. 24. Retrieved June 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  6. ^ Gerhard, Inez (July 6, 1950). "Star Dust". Shiner Gazette. Texas, Shiner. p. 8. Retrieved June 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  7. ^ Temple, Mary (November 1954). "the Joy of Sharing". TV Radio Mirror. 42 (6): 64–65, 69–71. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  8. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. P. 40.
  9. ^ "(photo caption)". The Zanesville Signal. Ohio, Zanesville. January 30, 1949. p. 25. Retrieved June 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  10. ^ "Kraft Buys NBC Time For Daytime Serial" (PDF). Radio Daily. September 23, 1949. p. 2. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  11. ^ a b DeLong, Thomas A. (1996). Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 through 1960. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-2834-2. P. 148.
  12. ^ a b c Sies, Luther F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-5149-4. P. 626.
  13. ^ "CBS Mystery Theater". Santa Ana Register. California, Santa Ana. December 4, 1975. p. 26. Retrieved June 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  14. ^ "(Teri Keane search)". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Ask TV Scout". The News-Herald. Pennsylvania, Franklin. January 9, 1970. p. 10. Retrieved June 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  16. ^ a b Pappas, Leona (July 17, 1976). "SA story going to Mexico". San Antonio Express. Texas, San Antonio. p. 20. Retrieved June 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  17. ^ "Student Volunteers". The Bridgeport Telegram. Connecticut, Bridgeport. January 9, 1955. p. 26. Retrieved June 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  18. ^ "Soap Opera Heroine And Hero Marry". Valley Morning Star. Texas, Harlingen. United Press. June 11, 1950. p. 3. Retrieved June 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access

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