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Byron Keith
Byron Keith
Role Coach Gribben
Biographical Information
Birth Name Cletus Leo Schwitters
Birthdate November 17, 1917
Birthplace El Paso, Illinois, United States
Death Date January 19, 1996 (age 78)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States

Byron Keith played Coach Gribben in the first season episode, "Little Pitchers Have Big Fears" (1964).


Byron Keith was born on November 17, 1917, in El Paso, Illinois as Cletus Leo Schwitters. He was a character actor whose movie career spanned over two decades.

He made his film debut in The Stranger (1946). Keith also worked on television. Lovers of the campy 1960's series Batman may remember him for playing Mayor Linseed. Other television appearances include Bewitched, 77 Sunset Strip, and The Invaders.

Keith was a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force (1942-1944, NY). He was married to Dorothy Bennett and Lois Dorothy Ritter.

Keith died on January 19, 1996, in Los Angeles, California. He was 78.


  • Byron Keith on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on February 13, 2020. Updated on March 1, 2020.
  • Sandra Brennan, Rovi. Byron Keith biography on Fandango. Retrieved on March 1, 2020.
  • Cemetery Haunter. Byron Keith memorial,, February 5, 2010. Retrieved on March 1, 2020.