Alfred Drake

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Date of birth: 07 Oct 1914

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

Biography:

Alfred Drake (October 7, 1914 - July 25, 1992) was an American actor and singer. Born as Alfred Capurro in New York City, the son of parents emigrated from Recco, Genoa, Drake began his Broadway care...
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er while still a student at Brooklyn College. He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. He was also a prolific Shakespearean, notably starring as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing opposite Katharine Hepburn. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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