George Raft biography

George Raft

Actor, Film actor

1901 – 1980

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Who was George Raft?

George Raft 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 George Raft is mostly known for his gangster roles in the original Scarface, Each Dawn I Die, and Billy Wilder's 1959 comedy Some Like it Hot, as a dancer in Bolero, and a truck driver in They Drive by Night. Raft's real-life association with New York gangsters gave his screen image in mob films an added realism.

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Born
Sep 26, 1901
Hell's Kitchen
Also known as
  • George Ranft
  • Georgie
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Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • High School Diploma, Stuyvesant High School
    ( - 1915)
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Nov 24, 1980
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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