(1925). Stage Play: The Cocoanuts. Musical comedy. Music by Irving Berlin
. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by George S. Kaufman
. Additional text by Morrie Ryskind
. Musical Director: Frank Tours
. Music orchestrated by Frank Tours, Maurice De Packh
, Stephen Jones and Louis Katzman. Scenic Design by Woodman Thompson...
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
Before becoming a busy character actor on stage, films, and radio, he was a star bass-baritone with the Metropolitan Opera Company between 1910 and 1918. Although his most frequent role was as the King in Verdi's "Aida", the majority of his roles were in the German repertory, particularly the operas of Richard Wagner. As a voice teacher and coach, his students included Lawrence Tibbett.