Alfred Drake


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Birth Name: Alfred Drake
Born: 10/07/1914
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 07/25/1992

Actor and baritone who played leading roles in landmark Broadway shows including "Oklahoma!" and "Kiss Me Kate". Drake's good-humored performance as Hajj, a street poet made Emir of Bagdad for a day, in the hit musical "Kismet" won him a well-deserved Tony in 1954. A commanding presence, Drake also performed well in straight drama, including several Shakesperean roles. He made regular TV appearances in the 1950s, sometimes in broadcast versions of his stage successes; the most notable of his few film roles was Claudius opposite Richard Burton's "Hamlet" (1964).

Popular Movies and Television:
1983-06-08 Trading Places
1989 American Masters (07/23/90)
1989 You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story
1985 Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
1973 Avignon
1972 Your Money or Your Wife
1955 Edge of Night
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