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John Raitt Biography (1917-)
Born January 19, 1917, in Santa Ana, CA; son of Archie John and Stella Eulalie (Walton) Raitt; married Marjorie Geraldine Haydock (marriage ended); married Kathy Landry. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o James Fitzgerald Enterprises Inc., 1061 Ravoli Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272.
- Birth Details
- January 19, 1917
- Santa Ana, California, United States
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Billy Bigelow, Carousel, Majestic Theatre, 1945.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Chorus, H.M.S. Pinafore, Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company, Curran Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1940.
- Figaro, Count Almaviva, The Barber of Seville (opera), Escamillo, Carmen(opera), all Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA, 1941.
- Curly, Oklahoma, Erlanger Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1944.
- Pedro, Magdalena, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, 1948.
- Robert, New Moon, Creek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1949.
- Jamie McRuin, Three Wishes for Jamie, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1952.
- duke, Carnival in Flanders, Century Theatre, New York City, 1953.
- Sid Sorokin, The Pajama Game, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1954, then Stadium Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1957, later St. Paul Civic Opera, St. Paul, MN, 1964.
- Billy Bigelow, Carousel, Curran Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1963, then State Theatre, New York City, 1965, later Music Theatre, Houston, TX, 1967.
- Shade Motley, A Joyful Noise, Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1966.
- title role, Zorba, Westbury Music Fair, Long Island, NY, 1970.
- Billy Bigelow, Carousel, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1972.
- Also appeared as Frank Butler, Annie Get Your Gun, San Francisco then LosAngeles, CA, 1957; in A Musical Jubilee, St. James Theatre, 1975.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Destry, Destry Rides Again, Billy Bigelow, Carousel, Curley, Oklahoma, U.S. cities, all 1960.
- Sid Sorokin, The Pajama Game, Curley, Oklahoma, Billy Bigelow, Carousel,U.S. cities, all 1961.
- Curly, Oklahoma, U.S. cities, 1964.
- Sid Sorokin, The Pajama Game, Billy Bigelow, Carousel, U.S. cities, both1965.
- Dr. Mark Buckner, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, U.S. cities, 1967-68.
- Hajj, Kismet, U.S. cities, 1971.
- Edward Rutledge, 1776, U.S. cities, 1973.
- Charlie Anderson, Shenandoah, U.S. cities, 1976.
- Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha, U.S. cities, 1978.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- The Pajama Game, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957.
- Also appeared in Flight Command, 1940; Ziegfeld Girl, 1941.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Host, The Chevy Show, CBS, 1958-59.
- Frank, Annie Get Your Gun, 1960.
- The Bell Telephone Hour.
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