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Gene Anthony Ray (1962–2003)


Born on May 24, 1962, in Harlem. Attended Julia Richmond High School, where he performed in a dance class, and later auditioned for Louis Falco, the choreographer for the film, Fame (1980). Actually attended New York's "High School of the Performing Arts" for a year, before being kicked out. He was, therefore, perfectly cast as "Leroy" in the film... See full bio »

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Fame Leroy Johnson / Himself / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come / The Scarecrow
(1982-1987)
Fame Leroy
(1980)
Eddie Dancer
(1996)

Filmography

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 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
Dancer (uncredited)
 1996-1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Dancer
- New York and Queens (1997) ... Dancer
- Drew's the Other Man (1996) ... Dancer
 1996 Eddie
Dancer
 1995 Out-of-Sync
Crash
 1982-1987 Fame (TV Series)
Leroy Johnson / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come / The Scarecrow
- Baby, Remember My Name (1987) ... Leroy Johnson
- Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (1987) ... Leroy Johnson
- Of Cabbages and Kings (1987) ... Leroy Johnson
- Reggie and Rose (1987) ... Leroy Johnson
- The Lounge Singer Who Knew Too Much (1987) ... Leroy Johnson
 1985 The Weather Girls: Well-A-Wiggy (Video short)
 1983 Vendredi ou la vie sauvage (TV Movie)
Friday
 1980 Fame
Leroy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Guest star in the Italian Sunday TV show "Buona Domenica". In a few weeks he will start a tour in discos around Italy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fame Kids | Gene Ray

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

He was HIV-positive at the time he suffered a stroke in June, 2003. He died a few months later on November 14. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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