Dennis King

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

Dennis King (2 November 1897 – 21 May 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.


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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