John Raitt (born on 19 January 1917 in Santa Ana, California, died 20 February 2005, Pacific Palisades, California) was a star of the musical theater stage.
Best known for his roles in the classic musicals Carousel, Oklahoma! and The Pajama Game, he set the standard for virile, handsome, strong-voiced leading men during the golden age of the Broadway musical.
In 1945, John Raitt was one of the recipients of the first Theatre World Award for his debut performance in Carousel.
He died on February 20, 2005, at his home in Pacific Palisades, California, from complications due to pneumonia, aged 88.
He was the father of singer Bonnie Raitt, and former father-in-law of Michael O'Keefe.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre.