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Dennis King (I) (1897–1971)


Legendary Broadway star of both dramas and musicals, he created the role of Francois Villon in Rudolf Friml's "The Vagabond King" in 1925, in which he also made his sound film debut opposite Jeanette MacDonald, Lillian Roth, and Warner Oland five years later. Primarily a stage actor, he only made a few more films, most notably The Devil's Brother ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Devil's Brother
The Devil's Brother Fra Diavolo / Marquis de San Marco
(1933)
The Vagabond King
The Vagabond King François Villon
(1930)
Give Us Barabbas!
(1961)
Between Two Worlds
Between Two Worlds Reverend William Duke
(1944)

Filmography

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 1969 Some Kind of a Nut
Otis Havemeyer
 1963 Chronicle (TV Series)
 1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Temple
- Act of Faith (1962) ... Mr. Temple
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Herbert Joy
- Wave Goodbye to Grandpa (1961) ... Herbert Joy
 1961 Give Us Barabbas! (TV Movie)
Pilate
 1961 Encounter (TV Series)
Professor Cliffside
- The Many Vices of Professor Cliffside (1961) ... Professor Cliffside
 1960 Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Defence Lawyer
- Machinal (1960) ... Defence Lawyer
 1960 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Mikado
- The Mikado (1960) ... Mikado
 1960 Don Juan in Hell (TV Movie)
The Statue of the Commander
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
The Statue of the Commander
- Don Juan in Hell (1960) ... The Statue of the Commander
 1959 The Miracle
Casimir - El Conde de Altimira
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Clyde Winter / Sir Wallace Goodfellow
- The Innocent Sleep (1958) ... Clyde Winter
- Not the Glory (1958) ... Sir Wallace Goodfellow
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Astrologer
- Cole Porter's 'Aladdin' (1958) ... Astrologer
 1957 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Sir Toby Belch
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
George Baxter
- Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter (1956) ... George Baxter
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Narrator
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) ... Narrator
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1955 The Devil's Disciple (TV Movie)
General Burgoyne
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Parry
- Side by Side (1954) ... Mr. Parry
 1953 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Love Letter (1952)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Dr. Electron
- Babes in Toyland (1950) ... Dr. Electron
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Pieter Stuyvesant
- Knickerbocker Holiday (1950) ... Pieter Stuyvesant
 1949-1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Lawyer
- Expert Opinion (1949) ... Lawyer
 1948-1949 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Ulysses S. Grant / Napoleon / Ebenezer Scrooge / ...
- You Touched Me! (1949)
- This Time, Next Year (1949) ... Ulysses S. Grant
- St. Helena (1949) ... Napoleon
- A Christmas Carol (1948) ... Ebenezer Scrooge
- Dinner at Eight (1948) ... Oliver Jordan
 1948 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
 1944 Between Two Worlds
Reverend William Duke
 1933 The Devil's Brother
Fra Diavolo / Marquis de San Marco
 1930 Paramount en parade
Clip from: 'The Vagabond King'
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Man to be Hanged - Episode 'The Gallows Song'
 1930 The Vagabond King
François Villon
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Three Sisters," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Judith Anderson, Katharine Cornell, Ruth Gordon, Alexander Knox, and Edmund Gwynn in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Denny Pratt

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Father of actors Dennis King Jr. and John Michael King. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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