American Actor

Alfred Drake

  • Oct 07, 1914 - Jul 25, 1992 (age 77)
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1997
Award1997

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Kiss Me, Kate (1948 Original Broadway Cast)".
1992
Alfred Drake
PersonalJuly 1992

Alfred Drake

Alfred Drake passed away.
1990
Award1990

Excellence in Theatre

Won Tony Honors for …
Won Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre.
Tony Honors
1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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1985
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
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MovieDec 17, 1985

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

At a council convened by …
At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to be made immortal.
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Spenser: For Hire
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TV ShowSep 20, 1985

Spenser: For Hire

Spenser: For Hire is an American crime drama series based on …
Spenser: For Hire is an American crime drama series based on Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels. The series, developed for TV by John Wilder and starring Robert Urich, was broadcast on ABC from September 20, 1985 until May 7, 1988.
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1983
Trading Places
MovieJun 8, 1983

Trading Places

To settle a twisted bet, the upper-crust Duke brothers …
To settle a twisted bet, the upper-crust Duke brothers manipulate stockbroker Louis Winthorpe III and homeless criminal Billy Ray Valentine into living each other's lives. As Billy Ray's street smarts turn him into a business bigshot, Louis determines to escape his new life of squalor.
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1978
Watch Your Mouth
TV ShowApr 8, 1978

Watch Your Mouth

Watch Your Mouth is an American comedy-drama television …
Watch Your Mouth is an American comedy-drama television series which aired on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television in 1978 . The series focused upon Mr. Geeter (Joe Morton), a resourceful language skills teacher, and his ethnically diverse group of high schoolers .
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1975
Award1975

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Oklahoma! (1943 Original Broadway Cast)".
1974
Nomination1974

Best Actor in a Musical

Nominated for "Gigi".
Tony Award
1973
The Wide World of Mystery
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TV ShowJan 16, 1973

The Wide World of Mystery

A 90 minute late-night …
A 90 minute late-night mystery and suspense anthology series which ran on ABC (American Broadcasting Company), between 1973 and 1978.
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1964
Richard Burton's Hamlet
MovieSep 23, 1964

Richard Burton's Hamlet

Sir John Gielgud directed …
Sir John Gielgud directed this "Electronovision" taping of the play "Hamlet" performed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway in 1964 ("Electronovision" was a short-lived gimmick which was basically closed-circuit TV). The most unusual thing about this film is that the actors are in street clothes instead of period costumes, and the sets are minimal, to say the least.
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Nomination1964

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "Hamlet".
Grammy Award
1962
Nomination1962

Best Actor in a Musical

Nominated for "Kean".
Tony Award
1961
The DuPont Show of the Week
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TV ShowSep 17, 1961

The DuPont Show of the Week

The DuPont Show of the …
The DuPont Show of the Week is an American television anthology drama series which aired for three seasons on NBC from September 17, 1961 to August 30, 1964. It was nominated one time for an Edgar Allan Poe Award and eight times for Primetime Emmy Awards.
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1959
The Play of the Week
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TV ShowOct 12, 1959

The Play of the Week

The Play of the Week was an American anthology series of …
The Play of the Week was an American anthology series of televised stage plays which aired in NTA Film Network syndication from October 12, 1959 to May 1, 1961.
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The Bell Telephone Hour
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TV ShowJan 12, 1959

The Bell Telephone Hour

The Bell Telephone Hour …
The Bell Telephone Hour (also known as The Telephone Hour) is a concert series which began April 29, 1940, on NBC Radio and was heard on NBC until June 30, 1958. Sponsored by Bell Telephone as the name implies, it showcased the best in classical and Broadway music, reaching eight to nine million listeners each week. It continued on television from 1959 to 1968. Throughout the program's run on both radio and television, the studio orchestra on the program was conducted by Donald Voorhees.
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1958
Kiss Me, Kate
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MovieNov 20, 1958

Kiss Me, Kate

An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The …
An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.
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The Garry Moore Show
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TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Garry Moore Show

The Garry Moore Show is the name for several separate …
The Garry Moore Show is the name for several separate American variety series on the CBS television network in the 1950s and 1960s. Hosted by experienced radio performer Garry Moore, the series helped launch the careers of many comedic talents, such as Dorothy Loudon, Don Adams, George Gobel, Carol Burnett, Don Knotts, Lee Goodman, James Kirkwood, Jr., and Jonathan Winters. The Garry Moore Show garnered a number of Emmy nominations and wins.
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1957
The Yeomen of the Guard
MovieApr 10, 1957

The Yeomen of the Guard

A presentation of a Gilbert & …
A presentation of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta taking place around the Tower of London. Phoebe is interested in prisoner Colonel Fairfax while his jailer is taken with the lovely Phoebe. Complications ensue.
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1956
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
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TV ShowOct 5, 1956

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

The Dinah Shore Chevy …
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show is an American variety series hosted by Dinah Shore, and broadcast on NBC from October 1956 to May 1963. The series was sponsored by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors and its theme song, sung by Shore, was "See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet", which continued to be used in Chevrolet advertising for several more years after the cancellation of the show.
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The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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The Adventures of Marco Polo
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MovieApr 14, 1956

The Adventures of Marco Polo

The Adventures of Marco Polo released.
The Edge of Night
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TV ShowApr 2, 1956

The Edge of Night

The Edge of Night is an American television mystery series and …
The Edge of Night is an American television mystery series and soap opera produced by Procter & Gamble. It debuted on CBS on April 2, 1956, and ran as a live broadcast on that network for most of its run until November 28, 1975, The series then moved to ABC, where it aired from December 1, 1975, until December 28, 1984. 7,420 episodes were produced, of which some 1,800 are available for syndication.
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1955
The Alcoa Hour
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TV ShowOct 16, 1955

The Alcoa Hour

This live series featured adaptations of other works …
This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, et cetera) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas, but a few musicals also were presented. The show ...
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Max Liebman Presents: Naughty Marietta
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MovieJan 15, 1955

Max Liebman Presents: Naughty Marietta

Operetta set in New Orleans …
Operetta set in New Orleans circa 1780. Marietta is there to escape from an unwanted marriage in France and Capt. Dick is there to lead his Rangers against a pirate gang. Marietta is first attracted to the son of the lieutenant govenor. But when he is revealed as the pirate leader, she turns her attentions to Capt. Dick. She decides he is the man for her when he is able to finish the ""Dream"" melody that Marietta recalls from childhood.
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1954
The Tonight Show
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TV ShowSep 27, 1954

The Tonight Show

The show originated as a local New York City late night program …
The show originated as a local New York City late night program in June 1953 and went onto the network in September 1954. Throughout the summer of 1956, Steve Allen was the only host. When ...
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Max Liebman Presents
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TV ShowSep 12, 1954

Max Liebman Presents

Max Liebman Presents released.
Nomination1954

Best Actor in a Musical

Nominated for "Kismet".
Tony Award
Award1954

Best Actor in a Musical

Won award for "Kismet".
Tony Award
1952
Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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1951
Celanese Theatre
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TV ShowOct 3, 1951

Celanese Theatre

"Celanese Theatre was an anthology show that …
"Celanese Theatre was an anthology show that showcasedadaptations of high-quality plays written by leading playwrights. The show won a Peabody award in 1951.
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1950
The Billy Rose Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1950

The Billy Rose Show

The Billy Rose Show released.
The Arthur Murray Party
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TV ShowJul 20, 1950

The Arthur Murray Party

The Arthur Murray Party is …
The Arthur Murray Party is an American television variety show which ran from July 1950 until September 1960. The show was hosted by famous dancers Arthur and Kathryn Murray, and was basically one long advertisement for their chain of dance studios. Each week the couple performed a mystery dance, and the viewer who correctly identified the dance would receive two free lessons at a local studio.
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Cameo Theatre
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TV ShowMay 16, 1950

Cameo Theatre

Cameo Theatre was an anthology series from the Golden Age …
Cameo Theatre was an anthology series from the Golden Age of Television, created by Albert McCleery, and was an innovative experiment of early television programming. His techniques and ideas were to focus more on the story and actors than the scenery, making for more intense viewing. This half-hour format consisted of top notch scripts, both original and adaptations. Controversial topics and a flare to bring the stage to the small screen made this program different than the usual fare. Airing as summer replacement programming this show aired only three seasons to be brought back in 1955 for the fourth and final run.
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1948
The Philco Television Playhouse
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TV ShowOct 3, 1948

The Philco Television Playhouse

The Philco Television …
The Philco Television Playhouse is an American television anthology series that was broadcast live on NBC from 1948 to 1955. Produced by Fred Coe, the series was sponsored by Philco. It was one of the most respected dramatic shows of the Golden Age of Television, winning a 1954 Peabody Award and receiving eight Emmy nominations between 1951 and 1956.
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The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1946
Tars and Spars
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MovieJan 10, 1946

Tars and Spars

Howard Young is a coast guardsman who has been on …
Howard Young is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days as part of an experiment with a new type of vitamin gum for the government. He meets Christine Bradley, a SPAR, sent to take over his communications job and, by things he leaves unsaid, she thinks his life-raft experience was the result of a ship-wreck at sea.
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1944
Esther Harvey Brown
MarriageMarch 1944

Esther Harvey Brown

Married Esther Harvey Brown.
1914
Alfred Drake
BirthOctober 1914

Alfred Drake

Alfred Drake was born.
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