John Raitt

John Raitt, whose strapping frame and powerful baritone made him a charismatic star of the Broadway musical stage in the 1940s and '50s, died Feb. 20, 2005, at the age of 88, the Associated Press reported. Mr. Raitt has been ill for the last several days. He died from complications of pneumonia at his Pacific Palisades home, his manager, James Fitzgerald, said in a statement.

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  • Born: Jan 29, 1917 in Santa Ana, California
  • Death: Feb 20, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA, USA