Tracey Ullman’s Husband Allan McKeown Dies After Battle With Prostate Cancer
|27 December, 2013||Posted by Stacey under Celebrities|
Allan McKeown, 21 May 1946 – 24 December 2013
Producer Allan McKeown, has died, after a long battle with prostate cancer on Christmas Eve. Allan worked on a series of hit TV shows with wife Tracey Ullman, died in his Los Angeles home at the age of 67.
Allan started out as a hairdresser in the UK, working for Vidal Sassoon and with clients including The Beatles, Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Caine. The producer behind series including Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Tracey Takes On… met his actress wife in 1983.
The couple have two children, Mabel and Johnny – were due to celebrate their 30th anniversary today.
In 1969 McKeown, left school in Ealing when he was 14, swapped hair salons for studios and embarked on a successful career that including working as executive producer for British TV shows including Lovejoy and Birds Of A Feather.
Allan and Tracey were best known for their Emmy-award winning HBO sketch show Tracey Takes On… and State Of The Union. Tracey Takes On… ran from 1996 to 1999 and won the couple several Emmys and other awards, as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe. The producer’s daughter, Mabel, paid tribute to her dad on Twitter on December 26, tweeting: ‘My brilliant, funny, extraordinary father Allan McKeown passed away on Christmas Eve. Thank you all for the love.’
Source: Daily Mail
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