Donald Richards, American singer, actor. Served in the United States Army Special Services, 1941-1945, appeared as soloist with Winged Victory, Army Air Corps show. 1942-1943.
Richards, Donald was born on March 24, 1919 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Samuel and Mamie (Goldstein) Kornreich.
Pre-medical student Columbia, 1936-1938.
Radio singer, 1936-1940. Played juvenile singing lead, Why Not New?, Cherry Lane Theatre, 1937. Sang leading roles in Pagliacci, Faust, with St. Louis Grand Opera Company, 1939, at Chase Hotel, St. Louis, 1940.
Toured with Streets of Paris, 1939. Appeared in Folies Bergere, 1940, Count Me In, 1942, in night clubs, hotels, 1945-1946, Finian’s Rainbow, 1947. Baritone with New York City Center Opera Company, season 1947-1948.
Singing star N.B.C.-television “Sat. nite” Jack Carter Show.
Served in the United States Army Special Services, 1941-1945, appeared as soloist with Winged Victory, Army Air Corps show. 1942-1943.