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Nicholas Ray (I) (1911–1979)


Nicholas Ray was born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle in 1911, in small-town Galesville, Wisconsin, to Lena (Toppen) and Raymond Joseph Kienzle, a contractor and builder. He was of German and Norwegian descent. Ray's early experience with film came with some radio broadcasting in high school. He left the University of Chicago after a year, but made such ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rebel Without a Cause
(1955)
The American Friend
(1977)
Hair
Hair The General
(1979)
The Savage Innocents
(1960)

Filmography

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 1980 Lightning Over Water (Documentary) (as Nick Ray)
 1978 Marco (Short)
 1974 Wet Dreams (segment "The Janitor")
 1961 King of Kings
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series) (1 episode)
- High Green Wall (1959)
 1958 Party Girl
 1956 Hot Blood
 1955 Run for Cover
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- High Green Wall (1954)
 1954 Johnny Guitar
 1952 Androcles and the Lion (uncredited)
 1952 The Lusty Men
 1952 Macao (uncredited)
 1951 The Racket (uncredited)
 1949 Roseanna McCoy (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Young Go First. Comedy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nick Ray

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Humphrey Bogart] He was much more than an actor: he was the very image of our condition. His face was a living reproach. See more »

Trivia:

Had a severe heart attack during the filming of 55 Days at Peking (1963) in 1962, bringing his career in movies to a premature finish. See more »

Trademark:

Uses night to show solitude See more »

Nickname:

Nick

Star Sign:

Leo

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