American musical theater performer who appeared on Broadway in Carousel, The Pajama Game, and Three Wishes for Jamie.
He performed in school theatrical productions and was also a track star at his Fullerton, California high school.
He was honored with a Theatre World Award in 1945 for his performance in Carousel.
He married his third wife and former high school love when he was in his mid-sixties.
His daughter, Bonnie Raitt, became a well-known country singer and songwriter.