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Dennis King (born Dennis Pratt, 2 November 1897 – 21 May 1971) was an English actor and singer.

Dennis King
King circa 1927
Dennis Pratt

(1897-11-02)2 November 1897
Died21 May 1971(1971-05-21) (aged 73)
Years active1930–1969
Spouse(s)Edith Wright (?–1963) (her death)
ChildrenJohn Michael King
Dennis King Jr. (1921–1986)

Born in Coventry, Warwickshire, King had a stage career in both drama (including Shakespeare) and musicals. He immigrated to the US in 1921 and went on to a successful career on the Broadway stage. Among his most notable performances was his role in the original production of Rudolf Friml's Rose-Marie, in which he introduced the songs "Rose-Marie" and "Indian Love Call"[1]

He appeared in two musical films and played non-singing roles in two other films. He also played several roles on television. He died in New York City, 21 May 1971, aged 73.



He was the father of musical theatre actor John Michael King who originated the role of Freddy Eynsford Hill in My Fair Lady. Dennis King pursued his hobby of painting later in life.

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