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George Raft Overview:

Legendary actor, George Raft, was born George Ranft on Sep 26, 1901 in New York City, NY. Raft died at the age of 79 on Nov 24, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, CA.

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. George Raft's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #53 on Mar 25, 1940. Raft was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Background to Danger (1943) with and Peter Lorre

By Orson De Welles on Mar 3, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Love in the midst of intrigue! Many films were made after the gross successes of The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca, mostly by Warner Brothers and repurposing various reconfigurations of the original cast of those two films, though all excluded Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.? The ?ho... Read full article


Book Look! : The Man Who Would Be Bogart by Stone Wallace

By Vanessa Buttino on Oct 27, 2014 From Stardust

Book Look! : The Man Who Would Be Bogart by Stone Wallace This is a short and sweet - but highly informative - biography about forgotten Hollywood star . Just as an aside, I'd like to mention that after having read this biography of Raft, I now have a dangerously inappr... Read full article


The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on – Part 2

By Emma on Jul 31, 2014 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

This is part two of an interview I completed with biographer, Stone Wallace. For part one, click here. For everyone else, enjoy: Emma: How did Raft get into film acting? Did he have any training before beginning acting or was he simply a natural performer? Stone: George was fr... Read full article


The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on – Part 2

By Emma on Jul 31, 2014 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

This is part two of an interview I completed with biographer, Stone Wallace. For part one, click here. For everyone else, enjoy: Emma: How did Raft get into film acting? Did he have any training before beginning acting or was he simply a natural performer? Stone: George was fr... Read full article


The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on – Part 1

By Emma on Jul 24, 2014 From Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

In 1999 when the AFI released their 100 years…100 stars list of the top 50 greatest screen legends, most mainstream leading ladies and men were accounted for. They included Bogart – the dramatic actor, Cagney – the gangster, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly – the musical stars, Ch... Read full article


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George Raft Quotes:

Marty Black: [shooting craps] It only takes 17 straight passes to make a million.


Carla North: You can't take the law into your own hands! Things aren't done that way!
Johnny Torno: That depends on who's doing them.


Mailler: [Pointing a gun] Keep moving. Understand?
Joe Barton: [Reacting to the gun] That's on language I do understand.


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According to The Lewiston Daily Sun newspaper June 1936, George was 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighed 155 pounds, had an olive complexion, black hair and brown eyes.

Is portrayed by by Ray Danton in The George Raft Story (1961), Nicholas Mayer in Mae West (1982) (TV) and by Joe Mantegna in Bugsy (1991).

Featured in "Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir" by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (McFarland, 2003).

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