Garrison Keillor is an American voice actor, singer and author. He is mainly famous for his radio show A Prairie Home Companion.
Early Life & Biography
Gary Edward “Garrison” Keillor was born on 7 August,1942 in Anoka , Minnesota to parents Grace Ruth and John Philip Keillor. He has five siblings and he is on third number among three brothers and two sisters. His father worked as a carpenter and a postal worker. His paternal grandparents was from Kingston, Ontario and maternal grandparents were scottish emigrants from Glasgow. Keillor graduated from Anoka High School in 1960 and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Minnesota in 1966. He began his broadcasting career while still in college at Radio K, a student-run radio station.
Affairs & Personal Life
Keillor was married three times. In 1965 he was married to Mary Guntzel and couple had one son , was born in 1969. But his marriage life was ended in 1976. In 1985, he was married to Ulla Skaerved but again this marriage unsuccessful and ended in year 1990. In 1995, he was married to classical string player Jenny Lind Nilsson . Couple have one daughter-Maya Grace Keillor.
He had relationship with Margaret Moos, who was the producer of A Prairie Home Companion.
- In 1990, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Keillor the Medal for Spoken Language.
- In 1999, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded him the National Humanities Medal.
- Garrison Keillor received the first The Moth Award – Honoring the Art of the Raconteur in 2007 at the annual Moth Ball, a non-profit storytelling organisation based in New York City.
Age, Height, Weight
Garrison Keillor’s age is 80 as today’s date 16 May 2022. His height is 6’4” and weight is around 80 kg.
Net Worth of Garrison Keillor in 2022
In year 2022 Keillor’s net worth is $5 million. He got success from entertainment industry as both as radio host and an author.