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

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George Raft Quotes:

Manuel Lopez: You're gunna beat it, that's what you're gunna do, baby, and like it.


Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor: Well, how many times have you been chased by a policeman?
Powdah: More times than you can count.


Superintendent: I'll see to it you never work for another cab company in this town.
Joe Lourik, alias Joe Harris: Don't bother. I'll see to it.


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Appeared with Mae West in both her first (Night After Night (1932)) and last (Sextette (1978)) films. He died two days after West's death.

Theft of $3150 worth of jewelry and clothing from Beverly Hills home at 1218 Coldwater Canyon Road reported May 10, 1939.

Banned from entering Britain in 1966 because of his alleged Mafia connections.

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