Alfred Drake

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Alfred Drake
Alfred Drake
Birthday/Birthplace Alfred Capurro
(1914-10-07)October 7, 1914
New York City, New York, U.S.
Deceased July 25, 1992(1992-07-25)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Profession(s) Actor, singer
Wife/Husband Alma Tollefsen (divorced)
Esther Harvey Brown (1944 – his death; 2 children)

Alfred_Drake’s Biography

His real name was Alfred Capurro, and he was born in New York City. His parents were emigrants from the Italian city of Recco, in the Province of Genoa. Drake began his career on Broadway while a student at Brooklyn College.

He is most remembered for his first roles in the original Broadway productions of American musicals such as Oklahoma !, Kiss Me, Kate, and Kean, as well as for Marshall Blackstone’s roles in Babes in Arms (in which he sang the main theme) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received a Tony. He was also a prolific Shakespearean performer, excelling in his interpretation of Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, with Katharine Hepburn.

Drake was mostly a theatrical and television actor; He starred in a feature film, Tars and Spars, but he played many roles on television. His theatrical performance in 1964 as Claudio in Richard Burton’s Hamlet, was recorded at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, using a process called Electronovision, and released in some theaters. Nowadays he can be recognized as the President of the Stock Exchange who cast Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy in the 1983 film by Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd Trading Places. His last theatrical performance in a musical took place in 1973 in the work of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe Gigi. Two years later he shone in a replacement of The Skin of Our Teeth.

Alfred Drake died in New York in 1992.

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