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Richard Paul Kiley
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Actor, Voice Artist, Narrator
Claim to Fame
Man of La Mancha
Place of Death
Warwick, New York, USA
Cause of Death
Bone Marrow Disease
Richard Paul Kiley (March 31, 1922 – March 5, 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for his distinguished theatrical career in which he twice won the Tony Award for Best Actor In A Musical. Kiley created the role of Don Quixote in the original 1965 production of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha and was the first to sing and record "The Impossible Dream", the hit song from the show. In the 1953 hit musical Kismet, he played the Caliph and was one of the quartet introducing the song "And This Is My Beloved". Additionally, he won three Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards during his 50-year career and his "sonorous baritone" was also featured in the narration of a number of documentaries and other films. At his death, Kiley was described as "one of theater's most distinguished and versatile actors" and as "an indispensable actor, the kind of performer who could be called on to play kings and commoners and a diversity of characters in between."
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Although Richard Kiley's rich baritone and strong vocal talent was much in evidence and received due respect with his award of a Tony for "Man of La Mancha", it was little used in his television and movie appearances. Won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Musical): in 1959 for "Redhead" and in 1966 for his signature role, "Man of La Mancha". He was also nominated in the same category in 1962 for "No Strings" and, in 1987, as as Best Actor (Play) for a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons".
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Mt. Carmel High School, Chicago
Loyola University, Barlum Dramatic School
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-richard-kiley-1079757.html, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6610483, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Richard-Kiley/
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