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George Raft

George Raft (born George Ranft; September 26, 1901 – November 24, 1980) was an American film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. A stylish leading man in dozens of movies, today Raft is mostly known for his gangster roles in the original Scarface (1932), Each Dawn I Die (1939), and Billy Wilder's 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot, as a dancer in Bolero (1934), and a truck driver in They Drive by Night (1940). Description above from the Wikipedia article George Raft, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 26, 1895 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
90
First Appeared:
In the movie Side Street 1929-09-14
Latest Project:
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films 2011-04-03
Known For
Poster of Casino Royale
Poster of Some Like It Hot
Poster of Around the World in Eighty Days
Poster of The Fashion Side of Hollywood
Filmography
Movie Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films Himself (archive footage) 2011-04-03
Movie Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (archive footage) 2008-10-21
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie The Man with Bogart's Face Petey Cane 1980-10-03
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie Hammersmith Is Out Guido Scartucci 1972-05-12
Movie Deadhead Miles George Raft 1972-08-08
Movie Skidoo Captain Garbaldo 1968-12-19
Movie Casino Royale Himself 1967-04-13
Movie Five Golden Dragons Dragon #2 1967-08-03
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Movie The Upper Hand Charles Binnaggio 1966-03-02
Movie For Those Who Think Young Agent Leading Raid 1964-06-01
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie The Ladies Man Himself 1961-06-21
Movie Ocean's Eleven Jack Strager 1960-08-10
Movie Some Like It Hot Spats Colombo 1959-03-19
Movie Jet Over The Atlantic Stafford 1959-11-04
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Saloon Bouncer 1956-10-17
Movie A Bullet for Joey Joe Victor 1955-04-15
Movie Rogue Cop Dan Beaumonte 1954-09-17
Movie Black Widow C.A. Bruce 1954-10-28
Series The Jimmy Durante Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Series I'm the Law Unknown 1953-02-13
Movie The Man From Cairo Mike Canelli 1953-09-03
Movie Loan Shark Joe Gargen 1952-05-23
Movie Escape Route Steve Rossi 1952-12-01
Movie I'll Get You for This Nick Cain 1951-01-01
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Outpost in Morocco Paul Gerard 1949-05-02
Movie Johnny Allegro Johnny Allegro 1949-05-26
Movie Red Light Johnny Torno 1949-09-30
Movie A Dangerous Profession Vince Kane 1949-12-10
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Race Street Dan Gannin 1948-09-11
Movie Christmas Eve Mario Torio 1947-10-31
Movie Intrigue Brad Dunham 1947-12-06
Movie Whistle Stop Kenny Veech 1946-01-25
Movie Mr. Ace Eddie Ace 1946-08-02
Movie Nocturne Joe Warne 1946-10-29
Movie Nob Hill Tony Angelo 1945-06-13
Movie Johnny Angel Johnny Angel 1945-10-25
Movie Follow the Boys Tony West 1944-05-05
Movie Background to Danger Joe Barton 1943-07-03
Movie Stage Door Canteen Himself 1943-06-24
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie Broadway Himself 1942-05-08
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie Manpower Johnny Marshall 1941-08-09
Movie Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2 Unknown 1941-12-05
Movie Breakdowns of 1940 Himself 1940-01-01
Movie The House Across the Bay Steve Larwitt 1940-03-01
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Himself 1940-07-31
Movie They Drive by Night Joe Fabrini 1940-07-26
Movie The Lady's from Kentucky Marty Black 1939-04-27
Movie Each Dawn I Die 'Hood' Stacey 1939-07-22
Movie Invisible Stripes Cliff Taylor 1939-12-30
Movie I Stole a Million Joe Lourik 1939-08-01
Movie You and Me Joe Dennis 1938-06-01
Movie Spawn of the North Tyler Dawson 1938-08-26
Movie Souls at Sea Powdah 1937-09-03
Movie It Had to Happen Enrico Scaffa 1936-02-14
Movie Yours for the Asking Johnny Lamb 1936-07-23
Movie The Glass Key Ed Beaumont 1935-06-15
Movie Stolen Harmony Ray Ferraro 1935-04-20
Movie Rumba Joe Martin 1935-02-08
Movie Every Night at Eight Tops Cardona 1935-08-02
Movie She Couldn't Take It Joe "Spot" Ricardi 1935-10-08
Movie The Fashion Side of Hollywood 1935-11-04
Movie All of Me Honey Rogers 1934-02-01
Movie Bolero Raoul De Baere 1934-02-23
Movie The Trumpet Blows Manuel Montes 1934-04-14
Movie Limehouse Blues Harry Young 1934-12-11
Movie Pick Up Harry Glynn 1933-03-24
Movie The Bowery Steve Brodie 1933-10-07
Movie Midnight Club Nick Mason 1933-07-28
Movie Scarface Guino Rinaldo 1932-04-09
Movie Dancers in the Dark Louie Brooks 1932-03-11
Movie Night World Ed Powell 1932-05-04
Movie Taxi! William Kenny (uncredited) 1932-01-23
Movie Under-Cover Man Nick Darrow 1932-12-02
Movie Madame Racketeer Jack Houston 1932-07-23
Movie If I Had a Million Eddie Jackson 1932-12-02
Movie Night After Night Joe Anton 1932-10-30
Movie Quick Millions Jimmy Kirk 1931-04-17
Movie Palmy Days Joe 1931-10-03
Movie Hush Money Maxie 1931-07-05
Movie Side Street Georgie Ames (uncredited) 1929-09-14