Monday, May 23, 2011

Tom Drake

Tom Drake (August 5, 1918 – August 11, 1982). He got his break after starring in the 1942 Broadway show Janie, after which he was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

After a number of films, Drake co-starred as John Truett, the boy next door, in Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) with Judy Garland. He performed in more than forty films, including Mrs. Parkington (1944), The Green Years (1946), and Words and Music (1948). He also had a minor role in the movie, The Singing Nun (1966), playing Ed Sullivan's producer Mr. Fitzpatrick. Drake had roles in many TV drama series.

Video from the film: Words and Music(1948).


  1. Great profile. I forgot about Tom Drake. Not much of an actor, but he was admirable in everything he did.

  2. I sometimes wonder why he did not perform in more films.