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TOM DRAKE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Tom Drake was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 5th, 1918 with the birth name Alfred Sinclair Alderdice.  His film career began in the 1940's and lasted 30 decades.

he first became involved in acting by working as a stage actor and when he appeared on Broadway in the production, "Janie" (1942) he was discovered and signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Soon he began adding film credits such as, "Our Town" (1940) starring William Holden, Martha Scott, Thomas Mitchell, Frank Craven, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi and Stu Erwin, "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944) starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart and Joan Carroll, "Mrs. Parkington" (1944) co-starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Agnes Moorehead, Edward Arnold, Cecil Kellaway, Dan Duryea, Hugh Marlowe and, "The Green Years" (1946) starring Charles Coburn, Hume Cronyn, Gladys Cooper, Andy Clyde, Wallace Ford, Henry O'Neill, Dean Stockwell, Beverly Tyler and Jessica Tandy, "Words and Music" (1948) also starring Mickey Rooney, Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett and Ann Sothern, "Warlock" (1959) starring Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone, Richard Widmark, Wallace Ford, Regis Toomey, Don 'Red' Barry, Richard Arlen, Whit Bissell, DeForest Kelley, Frank Gorshin, Dolores Michaels and Vaughn Taylor and "The Singing Nun" (1966) Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Katherine Ross, Chad Everett, Ed Sullivan, Agnes Moorehead and Greer Garson

In addition to his film work he also appeared on a number of television dramas such as, "Schiltz Playhouse of Stars" (1959), "City Beneath the Sea" (1971) starring Stuart Whitman, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Colbert, Burr DeBenning and Robert Wagner, "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" (1975), "Return of Joe Forrester" (1975), "Matter of Wife‚Ķand Death" (1976) and "Mayday at 40,000 Feet!" (1977).  

Tom Drake passed away on August 11th, 1982 in Torrance, California after suffering from lung cancer.  He married only once in 1945 to Isabelle Dunn and this marriage was short lived ending in 1946.   


Filmography

1974        The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe
1973        Cycle Psycho
1968        The Murderess Has Clean Hands
1968        Warkill
1967        Red Tomahawk
1966        Johnny Reno
1966        The Singing Nun
1965        House of the Black Death
1965        The Sandpiper
1960        The Bramble Bush
1959        Warlock
1958        Money, Women and Guns
1957        The Cyclops
1957        Date with Disaster
1957        Raintree County
1955        Betrayed Women
1955        Sudden Danger
1953        Sangaree
1951        Never Trust a Gambler
1951        Disc Jockey
1951        FBI Girl
1950        The Great Rupert
1949        Mr. Belvedere Goes to College
1949        Scene of the Crime
1948        Alias a Gentleman
1948        Hills of Home
1948        Words and Music
1947        I'll Be Yours
1947        The Beginning or the End
1947        Cass Timberlane
1946        The Green Years
1946        Courage of Lassie
1946        Faithful in My Fashion
1945        This Man's Navy
1945        Main Street After Dark
1944        Meet Me in St. Louis
1944        Two Girls and a Sailor
1944        The White Cliffs of Dover
1944        Maisie Goes to Reno
1944        Marriage Is a Private Affair
1944        Mrs. Parkington
1943        Northern Pursuit
1940        Our Town
1940        The Mortal Storm
1940        The Howards of Virginia 





Matinee Classics - Mr. Belvedere Goes to College starring Clifton Webb, Shirley Temple, Tom Drake, Alan Young, Jessie Royce Landis and Kathleen Hughes
Matinee Classics - Raintree County starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Abel, Jarma Lewis, Tom Drake, Rhys Williams, Russell Collins and DeForest Kelley
Matinee Classics - The Cyclops starring James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Drake, Duncan Parkin, Vincente Padula, Marlene Kloss and Paul Frees


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