Garrison Keillor

Biography

Keillor was born in Anoka, Minnesota, and raised in a family belonging to the Plymouth Brethren, a fundamentalist Christian denomination he has since left. He is six feet, four inches (1.93 m) tall and is of Norwegian and Scottish ancestry. Keillor is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He is currently an Episcopalian,[1] but has been a Lutheran; he often uses his religious roots in his material. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English in 1966. While there, he began his broadcasting career on the student-operated radio station known today as Radio K. Keillor has been married three times: To Mary Guntzel, from 1965 to 1976. The couple has one son, Jason, born in 1969. To Ulla Skaerved, from 1985 to 1990. His current wife, violinist Jenny Lind Nilsson, whom he married in 1995. They have one daughter, Maia, born in 1998. Although he maintains an apartment in New York City, the Keillors make their home in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure

Farmer O'Dell / Narrator (voice)

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A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor: 30th Season Celebration

Self

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Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past

Himself

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A Prairie Home Companion

GK

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Empire of the Air

Himself - Writer

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The Congress

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The Big One

Himself

Starring In
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Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past

Himself

Movie Poster

Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure

Farmer O'Dell / Narrator (voice)

Movie Poster

A Prairie Home Companion

GK

Movie Poster

A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor: 30th Season Celebration

Self

Movie Poster

The Big One

Himself

Movie Poster

Empire of the Air

Himself - Writer

Movie Poster

The Congress

(voice)

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