British actor Dennis King was a versatile actor on stage and screen who found popularity in both England and North America. Born in Coventry, he began working as a theater call boy at age 14, making his acting debut four years later. He was a matinee idol in both New York and London during the mid-'20s and could easily switch from Shakespeare to classic dramas to operettas. King appeared in a few early Hollywood musicals during the early '30s. His film appearances were sporadic after that. In 1953, King became a U.S. citizen.