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John Raitt (1917–2005)


One of the prime Broadway musical stars of the post WWII period, handsome John Raitt was once described by composer Richard Rodgers as "a big, brawny fellow with a magnificent baritone." John would go on to maintain an incredibly resilient career spanning over 60 years, showing remarkable power, range and stamina for a man who defied the odds as ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Pajama Game Sid Sorokin
(1957)
Shirley Temple's Storybook King / St. George
(1958-1960)
(1950)
Billy the Kid Baritone in 'Lazy Acres' Number
(1941)

Filmography

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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
- The 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
 1954 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series)
Petruchio
- Scenes from 'The Taming of the Shrew' (1954) ... Petruchio
 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
- Premiere Show (1952) ... Bill Sothern
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Carlos
- Revenge with Music (1951) ... Carlos
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Brom Broeck
- Knickerbocker Holiday (1950) ... Brom Broeck
 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 (15 credits)
Show Show Self (63 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A Joyful Noise (1966). Musical. Music by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau. Lyrics by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau. Book by Edward V. Padula. Based on "The Insolent Breed" by Borden Deal. Music orchestrated by William Stegmeyer. Choreographed by Michael Bennett. Assistant Choreographer: Leland Palmer and Jo-Jo Smith. Directed by ... See more »

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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:

In 1935, competing for Fullerton High School in the California State Track and Field High-School Championships at Ratcliffe Stadium in Fresno, John Raitt won the shot-put with a throw of 55 feet 5 and 1/4 inches, and set a new state record in winning the football throw with a throw of 220 feet. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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