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Director, Nicholas Ray, was born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle on Aug 7, 1911 in Galesville, WI. Ray died at the age of 67 on Jun 16, 1979 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI.



Although Ray was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1955Best WritingRebel without a Cause (1955)N/ANominated

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By Will McKinley on Oct 7, 2013 From Cinematically Insane

made an appearance at the New York Film Festival on Saturday night. At least, according to his widow. ?I brought you Nick tonight, because I figured he could probably speak better about this film than anybody else,? Susan Ray said before a screening of her husband?s v?rit?Western THE L... Read full article

They Live By Night: The Blogathon

By shadowsandsatin on Sep 4, 2011 From Shadows and Satin

The following post is Shadows and Satin?s contribution to the Blogathon, which is being hosted September 5-8, 2011, by Cinema Viewfinder. (Watch out for spoilers: you?ve been warned.) An acclaimed, Oscar-nominated director, was perhaps best known for his film Rebel Without ... Read full article

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Nicholas Ray Facts
Though rarely credited with a screenwriter's credit, Ray often re-wrote large portions of his scripts, usually with feedback and support from his actors. He also greatly encouraged improvisation.

The marriage of his ex-wife Gloria Grahame and his son Anthony Ray caused a big scandal in Hollywood and led to a battle over custody (1960).

Influenced a younger generation of directors, especially in Europe, such as Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders.

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