Papers, bulk 1913-1957.
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Alexander Richard Crooks, tenor, was born in Trenton, N.J. on June 26, 1900. He toured widely, and sang with the Metropolitan Opera Company from 1933 to 1942. Crooks recorded extensively for the Victor record company, and was featured on several radio series from 1929 to 1945. He married his childhood friend Mildred Pine in 1921 and they had two children, Patricia and Richard, Jr. In retirement, the couple settled in Portola Valley. Richard Crooks died on September 30, 1972. From the...
Pianist and professional accompanist for a number of singers, including Richard Crooks, 1933-1944, and Jussi Björling, 1945-1960. From the description of Papers, bulk 1913-1957. (Coe College). WorldCat record id: 37693089 ...