You know, working as an actor, I’m always working within my own imagination.
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|Birth:||4th December, 1923|
|Profession:||Banker, Financier, Lawyer|
Keating was born on December 4, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in the Avondale and Clifton neighborhoods of that city. Keating began swimming at a Catholic summer camp and became passionately involved in the sport. He attended St. Xavier High School, where he was a good student, was on the swim team all four years, and also ran track and played football. In swimming he led the team to three Greater Catholic League championships, set several school records, was named all-state, and was captain of the team in his senior year. Keating graduated from St. Xavier in 1941. After one semester at the University of Cincinnati in fall 1941, Keating left because of poor grades, although he advanced to the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in 1942, finishing sixth in the 200 yard breaststroke. He enlisted in the United States Navy, where he would spend four years. He trained in the Naval Air Corps to become a carrier-based night fighter pilot flying F6F Hellcats. During World War II he was stationed in the U.S., sometimes at Banana Creek in Florida, and flew Hellcats to armed services swimming meets.
In 1956, Keating joined a priest leading a group of Catholic men in Cincinnati who were concerned about the dangers of pornography, and he began giving fervent talks on the subject to parents and other groups. In 1958 he went to Washington, D.C. and testified before the House Judiciary Committee on mail-order pornography. Keating founded Citizens for Decent Literature in 1958, which advocated reading classics not "smut." It would grow to 300 chapters and 100,000 members nationwide and become the largest anti-pornography organization in the nation. Over the following 20 years the organization mailed some 40 million letters on behalf of its position and had filed amicus curiae briefs. Keating gained the moniker "Mr. Clean". During the early 1960s, Keating twice requested FBI assistance on behalf of his anti-pornography campaign but the bureau, still skeptical regarding Keating due to its early investigation, declined.
During the 2000s he began working as a business consultant and as of 2008 was involved in some successful real estate developments in the Phoenix market.
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