Dennis Quaid or David Keith, Does it Really Matter?
Please Stop For This
Personal Strange Fact: time was that I was always-confusing Dennis Quaid and David Keith as the same actor. That was until I did some research and wham-o! I found out that the two are not related. But still, I cannot help wondering if the two were exchanged at birth and neither of the two are the wiser.
Give a Warm Hello to:
Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for a wide selection of dramatic and comedy roles. Quaid’s career started gaining ground in the 1980s, and some of his notable credits include Breaking Away (1979), Great Balls of Fire (1988), and The Right Stuff (1983). Quaid’s most-noted role was Jerry Lee Lewis and his wide-open lifestyle in which Quaid gave a stellar performance as “The Killer.” In 2002, he starred in Far From Heaven and with David Quaid, he can be described as one of Hollywood’s busiest actors—when he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor among other accolades. In case that you are wondering, actor, Randy Quaid, is the older brother of Dennis Quaid.
Now we know more about Dennis Quaid than we did at this time tomorrow.
Now Let Me Introduce Your Friend and Mine:
David Lemuel Keith. He was born May 8, 1954 and an American actor and director. His break through role was the aspiring Navypilot, “Sid Worley,” in An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982. Every David Keith fan will instantly-know that Keith was the co-star to the rebellious Richard Gere “Zack Mayo.” Keith was also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Keith also had supporting roles in features including . . .The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) and Men of Honor (2000).
Aren’t you just thrilled that you now know more about David Keith than any of your friends or family?
But This Piece Isn’t About
David Keith and Dennis Quaid. No. It involves a lot more. And with this hub, I proudly offer you this exciting Twins Challenge! If you like, and you really do not have any place to be, imagine if you will, Keith and Quaid to be at the side of the other and see if they do not favor. No. I do not think that they were separated at birth—third cousins, maybe, but not with them being exchanged at birth.
And there are a few more examples that I find very upsetting. If you imagine the lovely Barbara “I Dream of Jeannie” Eden by the side of the pretty Yvonne “Bat-girl” Craig, you will instantly notice just how much they favor. Although this item too is not attributed to be Eden and Craig to be kin or separated at birth, but they do favor. Would you agree?
There is this mysterious sight of Bob “Capt. Kangaroo” Keeshan looking a lot like Irene “Granny Clampett” Ryan. It’s in how they look when they are surprised. Since we are on the subject of the “Beverly Hillbillies,” you can feel good at knowing that the rest of the cast, Buddy “Jed” Ebsen; Donna “Ellie Mae” Douglas and Max “Jethro” Baer, Jr., have little to NO resemblance to each other.
Without really being “out there,” as the cool hipster crowd would say about what I have been talking about would be: in the early years of Hollywood, circa 1922, long before “Talkies” films came to be, an unknown group of heavy-hitting producers ranging from MGM and Paramount had a clandestine meeting that was so secret that they, the directors did not what the meeting was about—but the hipsters would allow that there was this Formula for The Interchanging of Celebrities. (e.g. Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn) and strictly to look great at the bottom lines of production costs, “some” of the main actors, those who needed scratch, gave permission to have plenty of make-up and other things to bring-out a different character than they really were.
Even The Animals
were not immune. On the Roy Rogers Show, Dale Evans, the counter-part to Roy Rogers, had a nice-looking German Shepherd named “Bullet,” but a closer look reveals that this Shepherd bears a deep resemblance to another famous canine: Rin Tin Tin.
For a further look at the Roy Rogers Show, just look at these stars and their animals: “The Roy Rogers Show” debuted on December 30, 1951 and ran until 1957. There were 100 (some sources say 104) episodes of the show, all starring Roy Rogers and his horse, Trigger, Dale Evans and her horse, Buttermilk, Pat Brady and his Jeep Nellybelle, and Bullet The Wonder Dog.
These facts are not hard to understand. But the alleged Formula of Interchanging of Actors is, I don’t mind telling you. Mighty hard.
March 25, 2019__________________________________
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