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George Raft

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Raft (born George Ranft; September 26, 1901 – November 24, 1980) was an American film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. A stylish leading man in dozens of movies, today Raft is mostly known for his gangster roles in the original Scarface (1932), Each Dawn I Die (1939), and Billy Wilder's 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot, as a dancer in Bolero (1934), and a truck driver in They Drive by Night (1940). Raft said he never regarded himself as an actor. "I wanted to be me", he said. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Raft, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 26, 1895 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Side Street 1929-09-14
Latest Project:
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films 2011-04-03
Known For
Poster of The Upper Hand
Poster of The Man From Cairo
Poster of Escape Route
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films Himself (archive footage) 2011-04-03
Movie Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (archive footage) 2008-01-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie The Man With Bogart's Face Petey Cane 1980-10-03
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie Deadhead Miles George Raft 1972-08-08
Movie Hammersmith Is Out Guido Scartucci 1972-05-12
Movie Skidoo Captain Garbaldo 1968-12-19
Movie Five Golden Dragons Dragon #2 1967-08-03
Movie Casino Royale Himself 1967-04-13
Movie The Upper Hand Charles Binnaggio 1966-03-02
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie The Ladies Man Himself 1961-06-21
Movie Ocean's Eleven Jack Strager 1960-08-10
Movie Jet Over The Atlantic Stafford 1959-11-04
Movie Some Like It Hot Spats Colombo 1959-03-18
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Saloon Bouncer 1956-10-17
Movie A Bullet for Joey Joe Victor aka Steiner 1955-04-15
Movie Rogue Cop Dan Beaumonte 1954-09-17
Series The Jimmy Durante Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Movie Black Widow Detective Lt. C.A. Bruce 1954-10-28
Movie The Man From Cairo Mike Canelli 1953-09-03
Movie Loan Shark Joe Gargen 1952-05-23
Movie Escape Route Steve Rossi 1952-01-01
Movie I'll Get You for This Nick Cain 1951-01-01
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie A Dangerous Profession Vince Kane 1949-12-10
Movie Red Light Johnny Torno 1949-09-30
Movie Johnny Allegro Johnny Allegro 1949-05-26
Movie Outpost in Morocco Capt. Paul Gerard 1949-05-02
Movie Race Street Daniel J. 'Dan' Gannin 1948-09-11
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Intrigue Brad Dunham 1947-12-06
Movie Christmas Eve Mario Torio 1947-10-31
Movie Nocturne Police Lt. Joe Warne 1946-11-11
Movie Mr. Ace Eddie Ace 1946-08-02
Movie Whistle Stop Kenny Veech 1946-01-25
Movie Johnny Angel Johnny Angel 1945-10-24
Movie Nob Hill Tony Angelo 1945-06-13
Movie Follow the Boys Tony West 1944-05-05
Movie Stage Door Canteen Himself 1943-06-24
Movie Background to Danger Joe Barton 1943-07-03
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Himself (uncredited) 1942-01-01
Movie Broadway Himself 1942-05-08
Movie Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2 1941-12-05
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie Manpower Johnny Marshall 1941-08-09
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Himself 1940-07-31
Movie They Drive by Night Joe Fabrini 1940-07-27
Movie The House Across the Bay Steve Larwitt 1940-03-01
Movie Breakdowns of 1940 Himself 1940-01-01
Movie The Lady's from Kentucky Marty Black 1939-04-27
Movie Invisible Stripes Cliff Taylor 1939-12-30
Movie I Stole a Million Joe Lourik, alias Joe Harris 1939-08-01
Movie Each Dawn I Die 'Hood' Stacey 1939-08-19
Movie Spawn of the North Tyler Dawson 1938-08-26
Movie You and Me Joe Dennis 1938-06-03
Movie Souls at Sea Powdah 1937-09-03
Movie Yours for the Asking Johnny Lamb 1936-07-23
Movie It Had to Happen Enrico Scaffa 1936-02-14
Movie Rumba Joe Martin 1935-02-08
Movie Stolen Harmony Ray Angelo, alias Ray Ferraro 1935-04-20
Movie The Glass Key Ed Beaumont 1935-06-15
Movie She Couldn't Take It Spot Ricardi / Joseph Ricard 1935-10-08
Movie Every Night at Eight 'Tops' Cardona 1935-08-02
Movie Limehouse Blues Harry Young 1934-12-11
Movie The Trumpet Blows Manuel Montes 1934-04-14
Movie Bolero Raoul De Baere 1934-02-23
Movie All of Me Honey Rogers 1934-02-01
Movie The Bowery Steve Brodie 1933-10-07
Movie Midnight Club Nick Mason 1933-07-28
Movie Pick Up Harry Glynn 1933-03-24
Movie Scarface Guino Rinaldo 1932-04-09
Movie Taxi! Dance Contestant William Kenny (uncredited) 1932-01-23
Movie Dancers in the Dark Louie Brooks 1932-03-11
Movie If I Had a Million Eddie Jackson 1932-12-02
Movie Night World Ed Powell 1932-05-04
Movie Madame Racketeer Jack Houston 1932-07-23
Movie Night After Night Joe Anton 1932-10-30
Movie Under-Cover Man Nick Darrow 1932-12-02
Movie Palmy Days Joe - Yolando's Henchman 1931-10-03
Movie Hush Money 1931-07-05
Movie Quick Millions Jimmy Kirk 1931-04-17
Movie Side Street Georgie Ames - the Dancer (uncredited) 1929-09-14