Birth Name: Keith Larsen Burt
Date of Birth: June 17, 1924
Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Date of Death: December 13, 2006
Place of Death: Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
*father – Scottish, English
*mother – Danish
Keith Larsen was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He starred in three short-lived television series between 1955 and 1961.
Keith was the son of Valate Chrysta and Elwood Howard Burt. He was married to Trang Thu Nguyen, until his death. He had one child with his former wife, actress Susan Cummings; a son with his former wife, actress Vera Miles; and one child with Trang. Keith was LDS (Mormon).
Internet claims that Keith was of Norwegian descent are not accurate.
Keith’s paternal grandfather was Andrew D. Burt (the son of Alexander Burt and Agnes Watson). Andrew was born in Salt Lake City, to Scottish parents. Alexander was from Torryburn, Fife, the son of Andrew Burt and Elizabeth Dunlop. Agnes was from Newarthill, Lanarkshire, and was the daughter of Robert Watson and Mary Cowan.
Keith’s paternal grandmother was Kate Jane Howard (the daughter of Thomas Howard and Sarah Langley). Kate was born in Salt Lake City, to English parents. Thomas was from Wooburn, Buckinghamshire, the son of Thomas Green Howard and Sarah Mackell. Sarah was from Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire, the son of John Langley and Ann Salter.
Keith’s maternal grandfather was Ephraim Larsen (the son of Johannes Larsen and Ane Katrine Jorgensdatter). Ephraim was born in Spring City, Utah, the son of Danish parents. Johannes was born in Grejs, the son of Lauritz Johansen and Ane Margrethe Sorensdatter. Ane was the daughter of Jorgen Hansen and Maren Andersdatter.
Keith’s maternal grandmother was Diantha Justesen (the daughter of Lars Alexander Justesen and Jensine Mathilde Jensen). Diantha was born in Spring City, Utah, the daughter of Danish parents. Lars was born in Gundslev, the son of Just Larsen and Dorthe Klausdatter Broberg. Jensine was born in Tårnborg, the daughter of Peter Jensen and Anne Hedvig Marie Malling.
Source: Genealogy of Keith Larsen – https://www.familysearch.org