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Kiley, Richard

Andrea Weever

in American National Biography Online

Published online April 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Kiley, Richard (31 March 1922–05 March 1999), actor, was born Richard Paul Kiley in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Leo Joseph Kiley, a chiropractor turned railroad statistician, and Leonore McKenna Kiley. Kiley first attended a progressive school and thrived in the atmosphere of creativity. However, he was then enrolled in a parochial school, St. Thomas the Apostle, where self-expression and creativity were replaced by unquestioning obedience to authority and an overly rigid discipline. Kiley's first experience on stage was in his high school's production of ...

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Subjects: Film

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