Tracey Ullman’s Husband, Allan McKeown, Dies At 67

By: Tobias Roth - December 27, 2013

Tracey Ullman’s husband has had a tough battle with cancer, and after years of fighting, he has died at the age of 67. Allan McKeown was a producer, and before that, worked as a hairdresser.

The celebrity couple had been married for 30 years, and had worked together before on multiple projects that starred Tracey Ullman.

After a long marriage to Tracey Ullman, Allan McKeown died on Tuesday after a battle with prostate cancer. He was a native of Britian, and was born in Ealing on May 21, 1946. He left school at the age of 14 in order to become a hairdresser.

From a young age, being a hairdresser led him to working with some of the hottest names including The Beatles, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Michael Caine. He switched careers in 1969, when he formed a production company with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

After becoming a producer, he quickly turned to making feature films, and released Porridge and To Russia With Elton. He is also noted for working with Tracey Ullman on her two big shows Tracey Takes On… and State Of The Union.

He later went on to become a founding member of the Meridian consortium, which made a successful bid for the ITV franchise for southeast England. Adding to the list of notable people that he has worked with, he also produced a Broadway musical with Yoko Ono that was called Lennon, a story about John Lennon.

Allan McKeown died at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, Tracey Ullman, and their kids, Mabel and Johnny. While not gaining the amount of fame that his wife has, he has worked with a variety of well-known people throughout his career, and it is often the people behind the scenes that do not get mentioned, despite all of the work that they do.

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Tobias RothTobias Roth is a writer, and received his bachelor's degree in English with a concentration on Film Studies from Michigan State University. He has always loved watching movies and enjoys live music when he can. He also loves being outdoors and enjoys a good game of ultimate frisbee. Follow him on Twitter: @tobiasiroth

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