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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).

Raft said he never regarded himself as an actor. "I wanted to be me", he said.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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).

Raft said he never regarded himself as an actor. "I wanted to be me", he said.

Description above from the Wikipedia article George Raft, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 87

Birthday 1895-09-26

Day of Death 1980-11-24

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • George Ranft
  • Georgie
  • Джордж Рафт

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films as Himself (archive footage)
2008 Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film as (archive footage)
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1980 The Man With Bogart's Face as Petey Cane
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1972 Deadhead Miles as George Raft
1972 Hammersmith Is Out as Guido Scartucci
1968 Skidoo as Captain Garbaldo
1967 Five Golden Dragons as Dragon #2
1967 Casino Royale as Himself
1966 The Upper Hand as Charles Binnaggio
1966 Batman (2 episodes)
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1961 The Ladies Man as Himself
1960 Ocean's Eleven as Jack Strager
1959 Jet Over The Atlantic as Stafford
1959 Some Like It Hot as Spats Colombo
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Saloon Bouncer
1955 A Bullet for Joey as Joe Victor aka Steiner
1954 Black Widow as Detective Lt. C.A. Bruce
1954 The Jimmy Durante Show (3 episodes)
1954 Rogue Cop as Dan Beaumonte
1953 The Man From Cairo as Mike Canelli
1953 I'm the Law (25 episodes)
1952 Loan Shark as Joe Gargen
1952 Escape Route as Steve Rossi
1951 I'll Get You for This as Nick Cain
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (5 episodes)
1949 A Dangerous Profession as Vince Kane
1949 Red Light as Johnny Torno
1949 Johnny Allegro as Johnny Allegro
1949 Outpost in Morocco as Capt. Paul Gerard
1948 Race Street as Daniel J. 'Dan' Gannin
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1947 Intrigue as Brad Dunham
1947 Christmas Eve as Mario Torio
1946 Nocturne as Police Lt. Joe Warne
1946 Mr. Ace as Eddie Ace
1946 Whistle Stop as Kenny Veech
1945 Johnny Angel as Johnny Angel
1945 Nob Hill as Tony Angelo
1944 Follow the Boys as Tony West
1943 Background to Danger as Joe Barton
1943 Stage Door Canteen as Himself
1942 Broadway as Himself
1942 Breakdowns of 1942 as Himself (uncredited)
1941 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2
1941 Breakdowns of 1941 as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1941 Manpower as Johnny Marshall
1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards as Himself
1940 They Drive by Night as Joe Fabrini
1940 The House Across the Bay as Steve Larwitt
1940 Breakdowns of 1940 as Himself
1939 Invisible Stripes as Cliff Taylor
1939 Each Dawn I Die as 'Hood' Stacey
1939 I Stole a Million as Joe Lourik, alias Joe Harris
1939 The Lady's from Kentucky as Marty Black
1938 Spawn of the North as Tyler Dawson
1938 You and Me as Joe Dennis
1937 Souls at Sea as Powdah
1936 Yours for the Asking as Johnny Lamb
1936 It Had to Happen as Enrico Scaffa
1935 The Fashion Side of Hollywood
1935 She Couldn't Take It as Spot Ricardi / Joseph Ricard
1935 Every Night at Eight as 'Tops' Cardona
1935 The Glass Key as Ed Beaumont
1935 Stolen Harmony as Ray Angelo, alias Ray Ferraro
1935 Rumba as Joe Martin
1934 Limehouse Blues as Harry Young
1934 The Trumpet Blows as Manuel Montes
1934 Bolero as Raoul De Baere
1934 All of Me as Honey Rogers
1933 The Bowery as Steve Brodie
1933 Midnight Club as Nick Mason
1933 Pick Up as Harry Glynn
1932 If I Had a Million as Eddie Jackson
1932 Under-Cover Man as Nick Darrow
1932 Night After Night as Joe Anton
1932 Madame Racketeer as Jack Houston
1932 Night World as Ed Powell
1932 Scarface as Guino Rinaldo
1932 Dancers in the Dark as Louie Brooks
1932 Taxi! as Dance Contestant William Kenny (uncredited)
1931 Palmy Days as Joe - Yolando's Henchman
1931 Hush Money
1931 Quick Millions as Jimmy Kirk
1929 Side Street as Georgie Ames - the Dancer (uncredited)

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