Kaija Keel: Facts About Howard Keel’s Daughter

Kaija Keel: Facts About Howard Keel's Daughter

Kaija Keel is the daughter of Howard Clifford Keel, an American singer and actor who was known professionally as Howard Keel. Kaija’s father, Howard Keel, had a long career that spanned from 1943 to 2002.

Kaija Keel is one of the four children of Howard, the singer, who is mostly remembered for his unique bass-baritone singing voice, which made him stand out among musicians of his day. Kaija is one of the well-known children of the musician, who died in November 2004.

So now, who is Howard Keel’s daughter, Kaija Keel? Here’s everything about her.

She was born in Los Angeles, California.

Kaija Keel was born in Los Angeles, California, in the United States of America. Her date of birth is January 14, 1950. She is 73 years old as of 2023. She is an American citizen and belongs to the white ethnicity. She is a beautiful woman with a dark brown hair. Her zodiac sign is the Capricorn.

Kaija is the second child he has in his lifetime. She was, however, the first child Howard Keel had with his second wife, Helen Anderson. Together with her parents and other siblings, Kaija was raised in Hollywood, where she grew up enjoying the celebrity kid privileges.

Her father, Howard Keel, was born in Gillespie, Illinois, in the United States of America. He was born on April 13, 1919. He died in November 2004 due to colon cancer complications.

Kaija Keel has three siblings.

Howard Keel was married thrice in his lifetime. His first marriage was to a woman named Rosemary Cooper. Rosemary Cooper was an actress who featured in many movies of her time. She was born in Idaho, United States of America. Howard Keel’s first wife, Rosemary, is remembered for films like The Bushranger(1928), Phantom Police(1926), The Dressmaker From Paris(1925), etc.

Howard did not have any children with his first wife; therefore, Kaija has no siblings from her father’s marriage. However, Kaija has two biological siblings from her parents( Howard and Helen Anderson. Her siblings are Kirstine Elizabeth and Gunnar Louis.

The marriage between Howard Keel and Kaija Keel’s mother, Helen Anderson, ended in a divorce for an undisclosed reason. Howard went ahead to marry Judy Keel for the third time, with whom Howard was married for 34 years.

From Howard’s third marriage to Judy, he had a daughter called Leslie Grace. This makes Kaija’s siblings three, two biological and one step-sibling.

She was previously married to Edward James Olmos.

At the young age of seventeen, Kaija Keel met and fell in love with Edward James Olmos. Edward James Olmos is a Mexican-American actor and movie producer. The two former love birds got married in 1971, just two weeks before Kaija’s 22nd birthday.

Family and friends of the duo attended the wedding ceremony. Their union produced two children, Bodie Olmos and Mico Olmos. Bodie was born on August 27, 1975, and he is 48 years old as of 2024. Mico Olmos was also born on July 18, 1972, and he is 51 years old.

After twenty years of being together as a couple, Kaija and Edward divorced. Their divorce was settled in 1992. Kaija Keel has remained single since the divorce. Her ex-husband, on the other hand, married twice after.

Her father was an award-winning actor.

Kaija Keel’s father, Howard Keel, has a long-standing career. Throughout his career, he won a lot of awards and recognitions. Some of the movies for which he is widely remembered include The Small Voice(1948), Texan Carnival(1951), Kiss Me Kate(1953), Deep In My Heart(1954), The Big Fisherman(1959), My Father’s House(2002), etc.

In February 1960, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 6253 Hollywood Boulevard, according to his Wikipedia page. A start was also dedicated to him on the Walk of Stars in 1996.

A few years after Howard died, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.