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Noah Keen
Born(1920-10-10)October 10, 1920
DiedMarch 24, 2019(2019-03-24) (aged 98)
Barbara Corday
(m. 1972; div. 1974)

Gerrianne Raphael
(m. 2009)[citation needed]

Noah Keen (October 10, 1920 – March 24, 2019)[1] was an American film and television actor.

Early life

Keen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio,[1].and was raised there with his brother.[citation needed] fought in World War II as a bombardier for the Army Air Force.[1] He received a purple heart during this time.[citation needed]


Keen made many guest appearances in television series such as The Twilight Zone in the episodes "The Arrival" and "The Trade-Ins". In 1962 he made two guest appearances on Perry Mason; first as murder victim Harlow Phipps in "The Case of the Crippled Cougar", then as Dr. Stephen Grant in "The Case of the Lurid Letter".[citation needed] In 1962 Keen appeared as Samuel Cole on the TV western The Virginian in the episode titled "The Accomplice".[citation needed]

Other series on which he made guest appearances include The Eleventh Hour, Judd for the Defense, Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, The Mod Squad, The Waltons and The Rockford Files. Keen had also appeared in movies such as Battle for the Planet of the Apes and Disorganized Crime. Although he had been acting less frequently since the 1980s, he still made occasional appearances such as a guest appearance on the episode "Johnny Cakes" of The Sopranos.[citation needed]

Personal life

Keen was married three times,[citation needed] once to screenwriter Barbara Corday.[1] He had a daughter with one of his wives. He was married to Gerrianne Raphael in 2004 and had a very happy marriage. Through that marriage, Keen became step-father to three more girls. He had five grandchildren, two from his biological daughter, two from one of his step-daughters, and one from his other step-daughter.

Late life

Keen moved from California to New York when he married Raphael. He lived in Harlem until he died. Keen often participated in small acting roles until he was almost 94.


Year Title Role Notes
1960 Girl of the Night Al
1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady Sparrow
1967 The Caper of the Golden Bulls The Irishman
1970 Helen Keller and Her Teacher Narrator Voice
1971 The Ski Bum Marty
1973 Tom Sawyer Judge Thatcher
1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes Abe the teacher
1974 Black Starlet Phil
1976 Gable and Lombard A. Broderick
1979 The Rockford Files Dr. Greenberg The Return of the Black Shadow (aired 17 February 1979)
1989 Disorganized Crime Farmer


  1. ^ a b c d "Noah Keen, 98". Classic Images (528): 44–45. June 2019.