Eliott Keener was born Harry Keener in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He trained for the theater at the University of Wisconsin, where he received his BA, and the University of New Orleans (MFA). He later moved to London, England where he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Royal Shakespeare Company. He then studied clown makeup and juggling at Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, and taught screenwriting at Tulane University in New Orleans. He co-founded the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts where he taught acting, Shakespeare, voice and speech, and theatre history among others, from 1975 until his death from heart disease on 14 January, 1999. Over his career he has appeared in 25 feature and television films including the 1985 film French Quarter Undercover as a character named Boudreaux, Angel Heart and The Big Easy (both 1987), Zandalee (1991) and Undercover Blues (1993).
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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