John Raitt

John Raitt was born in Santa Ana, California, and first began to sing at various YMCA's, Kiwanis, and Rotary Clubs. In 1940, John got his first professional singing engagement in the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera production of HMS Pinafore. His stunning performance in the company's Merry Widow won him an MGM screen test and a film contract. He was cast in Carousel and emerged as one of the most notable male stars of Broadway. He has three children, one of whom, Bonnie Raitt, has elected to follow in her father's footsteps. She is one of Warner Brothers' top female recording artists.

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