Dennis King

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For the actor and composer, see Denis King.
King circa 1927

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

Born in Coventry as Dennis Pratt, King had a stage career in both drama (including Shakespeare) and musicals. He emigrated to the USA 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 motion pictures. He also played several roles on television. He died in New York City, aged 73.

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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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