Dennis King (2 November 1897 – 21 May 1971) was an English actor and singer. Born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK 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" 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.
Musical theatre credits
1919 Monsieur Beaucaire (London production)
1925 Rose-Marieas Jim Kenyon (Broadway production)
1925 The Vagabond Kingas François Villon (Broadway production)
1928 The Three Musketeersas d'Artagnan (Broadway production)
1930 The Three Musketeersas d'Artagnan (London production)
1932 Show Boatas Gaylord Ravenal (Broadway revival)
1933 Command Performance (musical)as Peter Mali (London production)
1937 Frederikaas Goethe (Broadway production)
1938 I Married an Angelas Count Willi Palaffi (Broadway production)
1951 Music in the Airas Bruno Mahler (Broadway revival)