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Richard Kiley

Kiley with Peter Falk in Colombo, 1974.
Personal information
Birth nameRichard Paul Kiley
Birth dateMarch 31, 1922
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, United States
Date of deathMarch 05, 1999(age 76)
Death placeWarwick, New York, United States
SpousePatricia Ferrier (1968- )
Mary Bell Wood (1948-1967)

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Richard Paul Kiley (March 31, 1922 - March 5, 1999) was an American stage, television, and film actor. He is best known for his voice work, as narrator of various documentary series, and for having played Don Quixote in the original 1965 production of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha. Kiley 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 introduced the song "Stranger in Paradise". He won three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and two Tony Awards during his career.

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