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 George Raft is mostly known for...Wikipedia
Age: 85 (age at death)
Born: 26th September, 1895, New York, New York (Hell`s Kitchen)
Died: 24th November, 1980, Los Angeles, Ca
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Claim to Fame: Scarface 1932
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According to James Cagney`s autobiography Cagney By Cagney, (Published by Doubleday and Company Inc 1976), a Mafia plan to murder Cagney by dropping a several hundred pound klieg light on top of him was stopped at the insistence of George Raft. Cagney at that time was President of the Screen Actors Guild and was determined not to let the mob infiltrate the industry. Raft used his `many` mob connections to cancel the hit.
Banned from entering Britain in 1966 because of his alleged Mafia connections.
[On acting] You see, I found it tough work. What I would do would be to think over the scene in my mind and try to become whoever I was playing. I would try to feel like the person in that particular scene. Sometimes my words would be different from the script.
I must have gone through $10 million during my career. Part of the loot went for gambling, part for horses and part for women. The rest I spent foolishly.
Nina Foch, who has died aged 84, is not the first member of the cast of An American in Paris (1951) that comes to mind, but she brought a much needed acerbity, wit and psychological depth to the complacent world of this Vincente Minnelli musical. In fact, Foch`s personality was so strong that a monologue about her failure with the opposite sex was cut so as not to unbalance the cheery tone of the film. Foch did have a tendency to steal scenes in most of the films she was in, her roles alternating between prey and predator, sometimes being both at once. In An American in... Read More
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