Gender
Male
Born
Jan 29, 1917
Santa Ana, California, USA
Died
Feb 20, 2005
Los Angeles, California, USA
Performer
Relations
Father of
Bonnie Raitt
Husband of
Marjorie Haydock
Husband of
Kathleen Raitt (1972 - ?) divorced
Comments
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.
A Musical Jubilee (Nov 13, 1975 - Feb 01, 1976)
  • Starring: John Raitt [Performer]
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A Joyful Noise (Dec 15, 1966 - Dec 24, 1966)
  • Performer: John Raitt [Shade Motley]
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The Pajama Game (May 13, 1954 - Nov 24, 1956)
  • Starring: John Raitt [Sid Sorokin]
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Carnival in Flanders (Sep 08, 1953 - Sep 12, 1953)
  • Starring: John Raitt [The Duke]
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Three Wishes for Jamie (Mar 21, 1952 - Jun 07, 1952)
  • Starring: John Raitt [Jamie McRuin]
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Magdalena (Sep 20, 1948 - Dec 04, 1948)
  • Performer: John Raitt [Pedro]
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Carousel (Apr 19, 1945 - May 24, 1947)
  • Performer: John Raitt [Billy Bigelow]
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Shenandoah (Oct 04, 1977 - Jun 03, 1978)
  • Starring: John Raitt
    • Charlie Anderson - Replacement (Oct 25, 1977 - ?)
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