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Birth Name: John Raitt
Born: 01/29/1917
Birth Place: Santa Ana, California, USA
Death Place: Pacific Palisades, California, USA
Died: 02/20/2005

Born Jan. 10, 1917, in Santa Ana, John Emmett Raitt excelled in track (enough to earn college scholarships) and his deep, resonant voice resulted in singing for Rotary Club luncheons and churches throughout Southern California. His professional debut came in 1940 as a chorus singer in "HMS Pinafore" with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, and he quickly became a well-known presence on the West Coast. With little operatic training, he sang lead roles in "The Barber of Seville" and "Carmen" at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which led to a fateful meeting: In 1944 he was invited to New York to try out for the role of Curly in the road company of "Oklahoma!", rushed into an audition with Oscar H... Continue Bio >>

Popular Television:
1995 38th Annual Grammy Awards
1994 ABC Afterschool Specials (03/16/95)
1994 AT&T Presents Bonnie Raitt: "Longing in Their Hearts" Concert
1994 Bonnie Raitt Has Something to Talk About
1994 Great Love Songs
1993 Capitol Fourth (1994)
1987 We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala
1987 Constitutional Gala
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