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Dennis King

Dennis King (born Dennis Pratt, 2 November 1897 – 21 May 1971) was an English actor and singer.

Born in Coventry, Warwickshire, King had a stage career in both drama (including Shakespeare) and musicals. He immigrated to the US in 1921 and went on to a successful career on the Broadway stage. Among his most notable performances was his role in the original production of Rudolf Friml's Rose-Marie, in which he introduced the songs "Rose-Marie" and "Indian Love Call"

He appeared in two musical films and played non-singing roles in two other films. He also played several roles on television. He died in New York City, 21 May 1971, aged 73.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 2nd, 1897 (Coventry), Died May 21st, 1971 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-33980 10-in. 12/10/1925 Song of the vagabonds Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-53547 10-in. 6/6/1929 Love me tonight Josepha Chekova ; Dennis King Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-53548 10-in. 6/6/1929 Drinking song Dennis King Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-58106 10-in. 12/13/1929 If I were king Dennis King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-58604 10-in. 1/17/1930 Nichavo! Dennis King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-58605 10-in. 1/17/1930 Because Dennis King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-58606 10-in. 1/17/1930 Vale Dennis King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-58607 10-in. 1/17/1930 Love me tonight Dennis King Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1925-11-19-06] 10-in. 11/19/1925 Vagabond king Dennis King Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "King, Dennis," accessed September 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105027.

King, Dennis. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105027.

"King, Dennis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 September 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105027

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