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George Raft (1901–1980)


George Raft was born and grew up in a poor family in Hell's Kitchen, at the time one of the roughest, meanest areas of New York City. He was born George Ranft, and was the son of Eva (Glockner) and Conrad Ranft, a department store deliveryman. His parents were both of German descent. In his youth, he showed a great interest in, and aptitude for, ... See full bio »

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 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
Petey Cane
 1972 Hammersmith Is Out
Guido Scartucci
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series)
- The Rivalry (1971)
 1968 Skidoo
Capt. Garbaldo
 1967 Five Golden Dragons
Dragon #2
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Citizen in Bank
- Black Widow Strikes Again (1967) ... Citizen in Bank (uncredited)
 1966 The Upper Hand
Charles Binnaggio
 1964 For Those Who Think Young
Detective (uncredited)
 1962 Two Guys Abroad
Nightclub co-owner
 1955-1960 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Mike McCluskey / Ace Williams - Gangster / Big Jack - Speakeasy Operator / ...
- Cauliflower and the Syndicate (1960) ... Mike McCluskey
- Reporter Clem (1957) ... Ace Williams - Gangster
- Episode #5.4 (1955) ... Big Jack - Speakeasy Operator
- The Smog Czar (1955) ... Muggsy Lasagna - Gangster
 1959 Jet Over the Atlantic
Stafford
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Barbary Coast Saloon Bouncer
 1955 A Bullet for Joey
Joe Victor aka Steiner
 1954 Black Widow
Detective Lt. C.A. Bruce
 1954 Rogue Cop
Dan Beaumonte
 1953 The Man from Cairo
Mike Canelli
 1952 I'll Get You
Steve Rossi
 1952 Loan Shark
Joe Gargen
 1951 Lucky Nick Cain
Nick Cain
 1950 We Will All Go to Paris
George Raft
 1949 Red Light
Johnny Torno
 1949 Johnny Allegro
Johnny Allegro
 1947 Intrigue
Brad Dunham
 1943 Background to Danger
Joe Barton
 1941 Manpower
Johnny Marshall
 1939 I Stole a Million
Joe Lourik, alias Joe Harris
 1939 The Lady's from Kentucky
Marty Black
 1938 Spawn of the North
Tyler Dawson
 1938 You and Me
Joe Dennis
 1937 Souls at Sea
Powdah
 1936 It Had to Happen
Enrico Scaffa
 1935 She Couldn't Take It
Spot Ricardi / Joseph Ricard
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Ray Angelo, alias Ray Ferraro
 1935 Rumba
Joe Martin
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Manuel Montes
 1934 All of Me
Honey Rogers
 1933 The Bowery
Steve Brodie
 1933 Midnight Club
Nick Mason
 1933 Pick-up
Harry Glynn
 1932 Under-Cover Man
Nick Darrow
 1932 If I Had a Million
Eddie Jackson
 1932 Madame Racketeer
Jack Houston
 1932 Love Is a Racket
Sneaky (scenes deleted)
 1932 Night World
Ed Powell
 1932 Scarface
Rinaldo
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Louie Brooks
 1932 Taxi!
William Kenny - Dance Contestant (uncredited)
 1931 Palmy Days
Joe - Yolando's Henchman
 1931 Hush Money
Maxie
 1931 Goldie
Pickpocket (uncredited)
 1931 Quick Millions
Jimmy Kirk
 1929 Side Street
Georgie Ames - the Dancer (uncredited)
 1929 Gold Diggers of Broadway
Dancer (uncredited)
 1929 Queen of the Night Clubs
Gigola
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Stage: Appeared in "Padlocks of 1927" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music by Lee David, Jesse Greer and Henry H. Tobias. Book by Paul Girard Smith and Ballard MacDonald. Lyrics by Billy Rose. Musical Director: Carlton Kelsey. Music arranged by Joseph Nussbaum. Featuring songs with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald and Jack Yellen. Featuring ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on acting] You see, I found it tough work. What I would do would be to think over the scene in my mind and try to become whoever I was playing. I would try to feel like the person in that particular scene. Sometimes my words would be different from the script. See more »

Trivia:

There has been much debate over when George was born. Although most sources and articles claim his birth year as 1895, including his gravestone, New York census reports suggest Mr. Raft was born in 1901. See more »

Nickname:

Georgie

Star Sign:

Libra

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