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John Raitt (1917–2005)

One of the top Broadway baritones of the post WWII period, John Raitt maintained an incredibly resilient career that spanned over 60 years, showing remarkable power, range and stamina for a man who defied the odds by concertizing well into his 80s. He was born in Santa Ana, California in 1917, the son of Archie John Raitt and Stella Eulalie Walton... See full bio »

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 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Trucker Gil
- Frozen Dick (1996) ... Trucker Gil
 1958-1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
St. George / King
- The Reluctant Dragon (1960) ... St. George
- Rumpelstiltskin (1958) ... King
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jim Dandy
- Man on the Road (1960) ... Jim Dandy
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Charlie
- No Man Can Tame Me (1959) ... Charlie
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
John Raitt
- Episode #4.7 (1958) ... John Raitt
 1957 Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie)
Frank Butler
 1957 The Pajama Game
Sid Sorokin
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Prince
- The Thirteen Clocks (1953) ... Prince
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
- The Badger Game (1953)
 1952 The Buick Circus Hour (TV Series)
Bill Sothern
- Episode #1.1 (1952) ... Bill Sothern
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Carlos
- Revenge with Music (1951) ... Carlos
 1944 Minstrel Man
Singer
 1942 Sunday Punch
Trotter (uncredited)
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Sailor (uncredited)
 1942 Joe Smith, American
Aircraft Plant Worker (uncredited)
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Soldier (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid
Baritone in 'Lazy Acres' Number (uncredited)
 1941 Respect the Law (Short)
Pete, First Plague Victim (uncredited)
 1940 Flight Command
Hell Cat (uncredited)
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly
Intern (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (12 credits)
Show Show Self (50 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Gaylord Ravenal in the first stereo Columbia Masterworks (now Sony Masterworks) recording of the principal songs from Kern and Hammerstein's "Show Boat". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

She used to be known as John Raitt's daughter; now I'm known as Bonnie Raitt's father.

Trivia:

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 440-442. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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