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9-foot bronze statue to honor Bil Keane planned

Giddy-Up Daddy maquette

The Town of Paradise Valley is raising funds to erect a 9-foot bronze statue to honor Bil Keane. The statue, entitled “Giddy-Up Daddy”, was designed by sons Jeff and Glen.

Here’s a video tribute that was produced for the maquette unveiling.

If you want to donate, head over here. Donations are tax deductible.

Community Comments

#1 Donald Rex Jr.
March/6/2013
@ 4:06 pm

Reminds me of ‘Maggie’s’ tribute statue for ‘Rick’ in ‘Northern Exposure;’ looks like a hood ornament.

#2 Joe Engesser
March/6/2013
@ 4:53 pm

Bil’s success was life! Thanks for carrying on his joy and humor through FC…WONDERFUL statue! Never knew he could’ve made it big as a comedian, too:)

#3 Dave Nelson
March/7/2013
@ 1:56 pm

I hadn’t seen that video before. Awesome!

#4 Mike Curtis
March/8/2013
@ 8:51 am

People will ask who made the statue, and get the reply Notme and IdaKnow.

#5 Tom Racine
March/10/2013
@ 8:45 pm

I had no idea Bil Keane was 9 feet tall. The things you learn here.

I grew up in Scottsdale and spent a lot of time in Paradise Valley…this will be a very cool addition and honor for him and his family.

#6 Mike Cope
March/11/2013
@ 9:10 am

Love the short sequence around 9:49 mark.

Beautiful sculpture.

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