Tracey Ullman's Husband, Producer Allan McKeown, Dies at 67

Entertainment Dec. 27, 2013 AT 12:50PM
Tracy Ullman and Allan McKeown on May 8, 2009 in Los Angeles Tracey Ullman's husband Allan McKeown died Tuesday, Dec. 24 at age 67. Credit: David Livingston/Getty

Tracey Ullman's husband Allan McKeown died Tuesday, Dec. 24 at age 67, Variety reported Thursday, Dec. 26. The Emmy Award winning producer passed away at his Los Angeles home following a long battle with prostate cancer.

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The London-born producer first worked as a hairdresser back in the '60s and had an impressive array of clients, according to Variety, including Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and The Beatles.

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In 1983, McKeown married Ullman in L.A., where he worked at the time for Paramount and Fox Studios. He later became the co-creator and producer of his wife's comedy shows, including HBO's Tracey Takes On… and Showtime's State of the Union. In 1997, the two won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Musical Comedy Series for Tracey Takes On…

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McKeown later went on to produce the UK stage version of Jerry Springer the Musical (2004) and Broadway's Lennon the Musical (2005) with Yoko Ono.

He is survived by his wife and their two kids, son Johnny and daughter Mabel.

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