Keith CarradineActor / Singer
Born: 8 August 1949
Birthplace: San Mateo, California
Best known as: Lanky, Oscar-winning singer of "I'm Easy"
Actor Keith Carradine first became famous for the Oscar-winning song "I'm Easy," which he wrote and performed in the film Nashville
(1975). The son of veteran Hollywood actor John Carradine, Keith Carradine got his start in the stage production of Hair
in 1969. He then began getting small roles in the movies, including McCabe and Mrs. Miller
(1971, starring Warren Beatty
) and Nashville
, both directed by Robert Altman. Keith Carradine has since been in dozens of film, television and stage productions, as both leading man and character actor. His best-known films include Ridley Scott
's The Duellists
(1977), The Long Riders
(1980, with half-brother David Carradine
and brother Robert Carradine) and Choose Me
(1984). On stage he appeared with Hume Cronyn
(1982-83) and was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Will Rogers
in the musical The Will Rogers Follies
(1991-93). On television he has appeared mostly in movies, with occasional forays into series, including roles in Complete Savages
(also 2004, as legendary gunman Wild Bill Hickok
(starring Michael C. Hall
; Carradine was in the second season) and, in 2009, Damages
(starring Glenn Close
Keith Carradine is the father of actress Martha Plimpton.
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