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Jack Prince (John Upchurch)

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Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Jack Prince, whose birth name was John Upchurch, was trained in singing at an early age.

Prince appeared on Broadway in the 1950s in main and understudy/replacement roles in at least three musicals: "Guys and Dolls" (1950-1953), as "Nicely Nicely Johnson", "Lil' Abner" (1956-1958) as "Marryin' Sam", and "Destry Rides Again" (1959-1960) as Tom Destry's sidekick "Wash".

It was in "Destry", in which Prince sang two songs, that he made the acquaintance of Andy Griffith, who had the title role (and who earned a Tony nomination for his performance). Read more...

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