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Date of Birth 5 August 1918Brooklyn, New York, USA
Date of Death 11 August 1982Torrance, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameAlfred Alderdice
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Drake was born on August 5, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Alfred Alderdice. He was an actor, known for Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Green Years (1946) and Raintree County (1957). He was married to Isabelle Dunn. He died on August 11, 1982 in Torrance, California, USA.

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Isabelle Dunn (20 February 1945 - 1946) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Under contract to MGM during the war years, he will always be remembered as the wholesome "boy next door" that Judy Garland sings about in the musical classic Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).
Known as Buddy to family and friends.
Half Scottish, half Norwegian.
Rejected for military service due to a heart murmur.

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