LeRoi Operti

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Actor and singer, and a familiar mid-20th-Century face on the Broadway stage and in early-television character roles. Le Roi Operti's aquiline features made him a natural for stereotypical typecasting, and so he usually appeared in various 'professor', 'scientist' or 'priest' roles. On occasion he did spoken-word recordings as well. (His surname is pronounced "oh-PERty".)

His father was painter Frederic Operti, and Le Roi's career spanned 57 years, beginning at the age of 12 as Gottfried in "Lohengrin" at New York's Park Theatre. Read more...