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Donald Richards Edit Profile

singer , actor

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.

Background

Richards, Donald was born on March 24, 1919 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Samuel and Mamie (Goldstein) Kornreich.

Education

Pre-medical student Columbia, 1936-1938.

Career

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.

Membership

Served in the United States Army Special Services, 1941-1945, appeared as soloist with Winged Victory, Army Air Corps show. 1942-1943.

Connections

Married Skippy Kolby, January 12, 1946.

father:
Samuel Kornreich

mother:
Mamie (Goldstein) Kornreich

spouse:
Skippy Kolby