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
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "King, Dennis," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105027.
King, Dennis. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105027.
"King, Dennis." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.
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