Stacy Keach (Jr.) was born in Savannah, Georgia on June 2, 1941. His parents tell the story that the night he was born there was a fire at their small house due to the fact that lightning hit the chimney and it caught on fire. Stacy’s parents (who celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary this year) have often referred to that moment as “a sign of someone special coming into the world”. The question is, was this a good sign or a bad sign. Ask Stacy’s folks and they’ll tell you it was good, except for the fact that Dad had to rush back to the house to let the firemen in while Mom was having the baby, and Dad later discovered that his fire insurance didn’t quite cover the damages.
Keach Sr. was teaching Drama at the time at Armstrong Junior College, and was making a modest salary, but he really wanted to try his luck in Hollywood.
Soon afterwards, dad was called out to the Pasadena Playhouse to join the company as both an actor and a director. So, in the early days of 1942… read more