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Ray Collins Overview:

Actor, Ray Collins, was born on Dec 10, 1889 in Sacramento, CA. Collins died at the age of 75 on Jul 11, 1965 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

Ray Collins was affable, avuncular-type who came to Hollywood in his early fifties as a member of the Orson Welles Company, Mercury Theater. He made his feature film debut in 1941's Citizen Kane and remained in the business for over 20 years as a character actor. He later became universally recognized as the dogged Lieutenant Traggon in the TV series Perry Mason. He died from an Emphysema attack in 1965 at the age of 75.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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, Happy Birthday, 1889-1965 (2)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 10, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Collins began his, what some would call ?a solid career?, on Broadway, (The Blue Bandanna, 1924; Conscience, 1924; Eve?s Leaves, 1925; Bridge of Distances,1925;? The Donovan Affair, 1926; On Call, 1928; A Strong Man’s House, 1929 and Paging Danger, 1931) he worked on a series of short films ba... Read full article


, Happy Birthday, 1889-1965

By C. S. Williams on Dec 10, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Collins began his, what some would call ?a solid career?, on Broadway, (The Blue Bandanna, 1924; Conscience, 1924; Eve?s Leaves, 1925; Bridge of Distances,1925;? The Donovan Affair, 1926; On Call, 1928; A Strong Man’s House, 1929 and Paging Danger, 1931) he worked on a series of short films ba... Read full article


, Happy Birthday, 1889-1965

By C. S. Williams on Dec 10, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

Collins began his, what some would call ?a solid career?, on Broadway, (The Blue Bandanna, 1924; Conscience, 1924; Eve?s Leaves, 1925; Bridge of Distances,1925;? The Donovan Affair, 1926; On Call, 1928; A Strong Man’s House, 1929 and Paging Danger, 1931) he worked on a series of short films ba... Read full article


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Ray Collins Quotes:

Richard Nugent: How'd you get in here?
Matt Beemish: Well, the door was closed, so I opened it and came right in.


Johan Garme: The herring will run, Germans or no Germans.


Matt Beemish: As Menninger clearly points out, traumatic events...
Richard Nugent: [interrupting] The only traumatic event she needs is a good smack in the jaw!
Matt Beemish: She's my niece... but you're absolutely right.


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