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John Raitt

Performer
( b. Jan 29, 1917 Santa Ana, California, USA - d. Feb 20, 2005 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Relations: Father of Bonnie Raitt
Husband of Marjorie Haydock
Husband of Kathleen Raitt (1972 - ?) divorced

Biography: John Emmet Raitt was born on January 29, 1917 in Santa Ana, California to Archie J. Raitt and the former Stella Walton. He studied at the University of Redlands. His professional debut was in the chorus of "HMS Pinafore" with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera in 1940. He married Marjorie Haydock, with whom he had his children Bonnie, Steven, and David. He then married Marjorie Haydock. His third marriage was to Rosemary Kraemer.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Pajama Game," "Flight Command," "Billy the Kid," "Little Nellie Kelly," "Ship Ahoy," "Sunday Punch," "and "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There." Television credits include: "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Death Valley Days," "ABC Afterschool Specials," "Today," "The Ed Sullivan Show," and "The Mike Douglas Show."

Other Awards: Received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1992.

Trivia:
He got his start in theatre as a high school student at Fullerton Union High School in California.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on February 22, 2005.



ProductionsDate of Productions
A Musical Jubilee
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Starring: John Raitt [Performer]
Nov 13, 1975 - Feb 01, 1976
A Joyful Noise
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: John Raitt [Shade Motley]
Dec 15, 1966 - Dec 24, 1966
The Pajama Game
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: John Raitt [Sid Sorokin]
May 13, 1954 - Nov 24, 1956
Carnival in Flanders
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: John Raitt [The Duke]
Sep 08, 1953 - Sep 12, 1953
Three Wishes for Jamie
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: John Raitt [Jamie McRuin]
Mar 21, 1952 - Jun 07, 1952
Magdalena
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: John Raitt [Pedro]
Sep 20, 1948 - Dec 04, 1948
Carousel
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: John Raitt [Billy Bigelow]
Apr 19, 1945 - May 24, 1947
1945 Theatre World Award
winner Carousel [recipient]
Performer: John Raitt
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