About Garrison Keillor
Do you know that Garrison Keillor produced and hosted 'A Prairie Home Companion' that aired on Minnesota Public Radio?
Born in 1942, Gary Edward Keillor, a.k.a. Garrison Keillor, is a radio personality, author, as well as a voice actor. He is the father of two children, Jason, and Marie Grace. Garrison Keillor completed his Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Minnesota.
His radio career started in 1969 when he joined Minnesota Educational Radio, and produced and hosted the very famous show 'A Prairie Home Companion'.
Some of the books written by Garrison include 'Wobegon Boy', 'Pontoon: A Novel Of Lake Wobegon', 'Happy To Be Here', and 'Guy Noir and The Straight Skinny', among various others. Like many writers, this American author used a pen name, Garrison Keillor.
Garrison Keillor Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Garrison Keillor's net worth?
Garrison Keillor is a very famous and successful radio host, and his current net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He is not just a radio host but also a very famous writer and voice actor as well. He began his journey in radio at Minnesota Educational Radio.
How much does Garrison Keillor earn per year?
The exact annual earnings of Garrison Keillor are unknown.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Garrison Keillor?
The height of Garrison Keillor is 6ft 3 in (193 cm).
How old is Garrison Keillor?
Born on August 7, 1942, Garrison Keillor was originally named Gary Edward Keillor and is 80 years old as of 2022.
Childhood And Education
Garrison Keillor grew up in the city of Anoka, Minnesota, with his parents Grace Ruth and John Philip Keillor, and his five siblings; three brothers and two sisters.
Keillor's family belonged to the Plymouth Brethren, an Evangelical Christian movement that he has since left. He used to attend a Lutheran church in New York, then attended St. John The Evangelist Church, situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
He completed his formal education at Anoka High School and earned his Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Minnesota.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Garrison Keillor's partner?
Garrison Keillor has two children, Jason, and Maia Grace Keillor. Jason was his first child from his marriage to Mary Guntzel. Later, he married Jenny Lind Nilsson in 1995, with whom he currently resides in New York.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Garrison Keillor began his professional career in radio in 1969, when he produced and hosted the show 'A Prairie Home Entertainment'. Apart from this, he also hosted the 'Writer's Almanac', which is a daily podcast of poetry and interesting historical stories.
Garrison Keillor is also a writer, and some of the many books written by him include his first book, 'Lake Wobegon Days' followed by 'Leaving Home: A Collection Of Lake Wobegon Stories' and 'Happy To Be Here'.
What awards has Garrison Keillor won?
Some of the accolades won by Garrison Keillor include the Peabody Award, National Radio Hall Of Fame, and National Humanities Medal.
Other Interesting Garrison Keillor Facts And Trivia
- Other than being an acclaimed writer, Garrison Keller also runs a book store, which is situated in Minnesota, and is called Common Good Books, G. Keillor, Prop.
- Garrison Keillor declared his retirement from the public radio variety show in 2016. He picked Chris Thile as the successor for the show himself.
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