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Alfred Drake (1914–1992)


One of Broadway's most venerable, respected musical leading men, Alfred Drake created the male leads in "Oklahoma!" (1943), "Kiss Me Kate" (1949) and "Kismet" (1953). Sadly, he re-created none of these roles on screen. Very much a man of his beloved live theater, he never did go to Hollywood, except for the starring role in "Tars and Spars" (1946)... See full bio »

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Known For

Strange Victory
Strange Victory Narrator
(1948)
Trading Places
Trading Places President of Exchange
(1983)
The Edge of Night
The Edge of Night Dwight Endicott (1982)
(1956)
Your Money or Your Wife
(1972)

Filmography

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 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Roman St. George
- Autumn Thieves (1985) ... Roman St. George
 1964/I Hamlet
Claudius
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Loui Zakin
- The Legend of Lylah Clare (1963) ... Loui Zakin
 1958 Kiss Me, Kate (TV Movie)
Frederick Graham (Petruchio)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
King
- Key Largo (1956) ... King
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Dwight Endicott (1982)
 1955 Max Liebman Presents: Naughty Marietta (TV Movie)
Capt. Dick Warrington
 1952 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
- Dark of the Moon (1952)
 1951 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
George Simon
- Counsellor-at-Law (1951) ... George Simon
 1950 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
 1946 Tars and Spars
Howard Young
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Stage: Appeared (as "Curly") in "Oklahoma!" on Broadway. Musical. Book / Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music by Richard Rodgers. Based on the play "Green Grow The Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs. Musical Director: Jay Blackton [credited as Jacob Schwartzdorf]. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Theatre Guild Administrative ... See more »
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Trivia:

His salary of $5000 per week for the 1954 Broadway production of "Kismet" made him the highest-paid leading man in Broadway history, until Jackie Gleason demanded (and was given) $5,050 per week in the 1959 production of "Take Me Along". See more »

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Libra

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