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by loveclassicmovies created on Aug 31, 2013 (a list of 9 people )
1. James Cagney
James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 - March 30, 1986) was an American actor, first on stage, then in film, where he had his greatest impact. Although he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances, he is best remembered for playing "tough guys." In 1999, the American Fi... read more...
2. Edward G. Robinson
Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg; Yiddish: עמנואל גאָלדנבערג; December 12, 1893 - January 26, 1973) was a Romanian-born American actor. Although he played a wide range of characters, he is best remembered for his roles as a gangster, most notably as Rico in his star-m... read more...
3. Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 - January 14, 1957) was an American actor. He is widely regarded as a cultural icon. The American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema.After trying various jobs, Bogart began acting in 1921 and became a r... read more...
4. Paul Muni
Paul Muni (born Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund, September 22, 1895 - August 25, 1967) was an Austrian-Hungarian-born American stage and film actor. During the 1930s, he was considered the most prestigious actor at Warner Brothers studios, and one of the rare actors who was given the privilege of choosi... read more...
5. George Raft
George Raft (September 26, 1901 - November 24, 1980) was an American film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas (mob films) of the 1930s and 1940s. A stylish leading man in dozens of movies, today George Raft is mostly known for his gangster roles in Billy Wild... read more...
6. Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark (December 26, 1914 - March 24, 2008) was an American actor of films, stage, radio and television.He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as the villainous Tommy Udo in his debut film, Kiss of Death. Early in his career Widmark specialized in similar villainous or anti... read more...
7. John Garfield
John Garfield (March 4, 1913 - May 21, 1952) was an American actor adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class character roles. He grew up in poverty in Depression-era New York City and in the early 1930ss became an important member of the Group Theater. In 1937 he moved to Hollywood, event... read more...
9. Eduardo Ciannelli
Eduardo Ciannelli, sometimes credited as Edward Ciannelli, (30 August 1889 - 8 October 1969), was an Italian baritone and character actor with a long career in American films, mostly playing gangsters and criminals.Ciannelli was born on the island of Ischia, in the Gulf of Naples, the son of a docto... read more...