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Garrison Keillor

Garrison KeillorAKA Gary Edward Keillor

Born: 7-Aug-1942
Birthplace: Anoka, MN

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Radio Personality, Author
Party Affiliation: Democratic [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Prairie Home Companion

Folksy host of the public radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion from 1974-87 and again since 1993. Has announced his retirement, effective 2013, but the program is expected to continue without him.


[1] Was born Plymouth Brethren, has been Lutheran, is now Episcopalian.

[2] Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Father: John Philip Keillor (carpenter, b. 12-Oct-1913, d. 8-Mar-2001 pneumonia)
Mother: Grace Ruth Denham (b. 7-May-1915, d. 27-Jul-2012)
Brother: John Philip Keillor, Jr. (coastal engineer, b. 26-May-1937, d. 27-Feb-2009 ice skating)
Sister: Judy Locke
Sister: Linda Berg
Brother: Stanley Keillor
Brother:
Steven J. Keillor (historian, b. 25-Apr-1948)
Wife: Mary Constance Guntzel (m. 1965, div. 1976)
Girlfriend: Margaret Moos (radio producer)
Wife: Ulla Skaerved (m. 28-Dec-1985, div. 1990)
Wife: Jenny Lind Nilsson (violinist, m. 1995, one daughter)
Daughter: Maia Grace Keillor (b. 1997)

    University: BA English, University of Minnesota (1966)

    National Public Radio
    Al Franken for Senate
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    John Kerry for President
    MoveOn.org
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    The New Yorker Columnist, ended 1992
    Radio Hall of Fame 1994
    National Humanities Medal 1999
    Stroke 6-Sep-2009
    Norwegian Ancestry
    Scottish Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    A Prairie Home Companion (12-Feb-2006)
    The Big One (6-Sep-1997) · Himself
    The Civil War (23-Sep-1990)

Official Website:
http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 4-Nov-1985, DETAILS: Heartland Humor: Let's Hear it for Lake Wobegon -- Author and Radio Bard Garrison Keillor

Author of books:
Happy to Be Here (1981, essays)
Lake Wobegon Days (1985)
Leaving Home (1987)
We Are Still Married (1989, essays)
WLT, A Radio Romance (1991)
The Book of Guys (1993)
The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (1996)
Wobegon Boy (1997)
Me, by Jimmy Big Boy Valente (1999)
Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 (2001)
Good Poems (2002, poetry)
Love Me (2003)
Homegrown Democrat (2004)


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