Alfred Drake

Alfred Drake

About Alfred Drake

Alfred Drake

Alfred Drake

October 07, 1914 - July 25, 1992

Place of Birth    :   New York City, New York, USA
Also Known As    :   Alfred Capurro
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Alfred Drake (October 7, 1914 - July 25, 1992) was an American actor and singer. Born as Alfred Capurro in New York City, the son of parents emigrated from Recco, Genoa, Drake began his Broadway career while still a student at Brooklyn College. He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award. He was also a prolific Shakespearean, notably starring as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing opposite Katharine Hepburn. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia