George Raft

1901 - 1980

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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, Raft is remembered for his gangster roles in Quick Millions (1931) with Spencer Tracy, Scarface (1932) with Paul Muni, Each Dawn I Die (1939) with James Cagney, Billy Wilder's comedy Some Like It Hot (1959) with Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon, and as a dancer in Bolero (1934) with Carole Lombard and a truck driver in They Drive by Night (1940) with Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart.Raft said he never regarded himself as an actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Raft has received more than 2,843,785 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). George Raft is the 2,777th most popular actor (down from 2,231st in 2019), the 4,517th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,758th in 2019) and the 1,366th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, George Raft ranks 2,777 out of 10,030Before him are Patricia Velásquez, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Lesley Gore, Shannon Lee, Danneel Ackles, and Daniel Baldwin. After him are Brad Harris, Dina Merrill, Yves Robert, Gerald McRaney, Pierre Mondy, and Naya Rivera.

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Among people born in 1901, George Raft ranks 156Before him are Frederick Loewe, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Nina Bari, Willy Fritsch, Syama Prasad Mukherjee, and Erich Ollenhauer. After him are Ed Begley, Julio Libonatti, Alberto Hurtado, Harry Partch, Xu Xiangqian, and Ivan Pyryev. Among people deceased in 1980, George Raft ranks 152Before him are Elvira de Hidalgo, André Parrot, Richard Chase, Alberto Demicheli, Marian Spychalski, and Pyotr Masherov. After him are Marcel Langiller, C. P. Snow, Boun Oum, Arend Heyting, Ahmad Shukeiri, and Boris Kaufman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Raft ranks 4,517 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas S. Monson (1927), Shannon Lee (1969), Danneel Ackles (1979), Murray Leinster (1896), Margaret Taylor (1788), and Daniel Baldwin (1960). After him are Robert H. Dicke (1916), Marky Ramone (1952), Brad Harris (1933), Dina Merrill (1923), Edmund Randolph (1753), and Gerald McRaney (1947).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, George Raft ranks 1,366Before him are Lauren Cohan (1982), Keenen Ivory Wayans (1958), Lesley Gore (1946), Shannon Lee (1969), Danneel Ackles (1979), and Daniel Baldwin (1960). After him are Brad Harris (1933), Dina Merrill (1923), Gerald McRaney (1947), Naya Rivera (1987), Ed Begley (1901), and Grace Park (1974).

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