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.
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