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John Raitt (John Emmett Raitt)

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Biography

Santa Ana, California, USA
One of the top Broadway baritones of the post WWII period, John Raitt maintained an incredibly resilient career that spanned over 60 years, showing remarkable power, range and stamina for a man who defied the odds by concertizing well into his 80s. He was born in Santa Ana, California in 1917, the son of Archie John Raitt and Stella Eulalie Walton, and graduated from the University of Redlands. Studying legit with Richard Cummings in his early years, one of his first appearances would be in 1940 in the chorus of HMS Pinafore with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company. Read more...

Actor

Character: Baritone in 'Lazy Acres' Number

Billy the Kid 1941

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Character: Sid Sorokin

The Pajama Game 1957

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Character: Himself - Performer

The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959

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Character: Himself

Great Love Songs 1995

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Character: Himself

Producers' Showcase 1954

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Character: Himself

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself - Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Himself

Here's Edie 1963

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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The Lux Show 1957

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Character: Himself

Frontiers of Faith 1951

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Character: Himself - Singer

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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Evening at Pops 1970

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Character: Himself - Performer

The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002

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