Alfred Drake

Active - 1946 - 1989  |   Born - Oct 7, 1914   |   Died - Jul 25, 1992   |   Genres - Theater, Comedy, Dance, Children's/Family, Music

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Alfred Drake achieved most of his fame working in Broadway musicals such as Oklahoma! and Kiss Me Kate, but he has also worked on television and occasionally in feature films. In 1954 he won a Tony for playing a street poet in Kismet. With his rich baritone voice and strong stage presence, Drake was well-suited to Shakespeare and in films earned much acclaim for portraying Claudius in Richard Burton's version of Hamlet.

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