1 Biographical Movie |
5 Print Biographies |
7 Portrayals |
7 Articles |
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[In a 1936 interview, discussing former jobs before getting into the acting profession] My one ambition then was to drive a horse. So I got a job driving a delivery wagon for a large grocery company. I drove up and down Ninth avenue like I was daffy. I raced all the other delivery wagons. I gave all the boys rides. Deliveries were always late, customers complained, and I was fired.
In his autobiography, none other than Fred Astaire attested to the dance talent of George Raft, writing, "...I saw what I consider the neatest, fastest Charleston dancer ever. George Raft. He practically floored me with his footwork." Fred later told the Cafe de Paris in London that Raft would be a great attraction.
In films, he frequently tossed a coin with one hand, while looking straight-on.