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, Invisible Stripes (1939) with Humphrey Bogart, 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 Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino and 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 3,161,430 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). George Raft is the 2,117th most popular actor (up from 2,776th in 2019), the 3,484th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,515th in 2019) and the 1,013th most popular Actor.

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Among actors, George Raft ranks 2,117 out of 9,996Before him are Elizabeth Olsen, Stanisław Mikulski, Regina Duarte, Lau Kar-leung, Lily Collins, and Claire Danes. After him are Greta Scacchi, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, El Risitas, Abdelmajid Lakhal, María Mercader, and Tony Sirico.

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Among people born in 1901, George Raft ranks 131Before him are Zeppo Marx, Karl-August Fagerholm, Prince Christoph of Hesse, Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei, Salchak Toka, and Stanisław Mikołajczyk. After him are Lanza del Vasto, Mikhail Romm, August Schmidhuber, Werner Egk, Ebbe Schwartz, and Maurice Evans. Among people deceased in 1980, George Raft ranks 116Before him are Edelmiro Julián Farrell, Rolf Nevanlinna, Justas Paleckis, José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones, Roza Eskenazi, and Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark. After him are Cecil Beaton, Alfred Andersch, Arthur Melvin Okun, Pietro Nenni, Ernst Ocwirk, and Manlio Brosio.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Raft ranks 3,484 out of 18,182Before him are John Frederick Kensett (1816), Steve Berry (1955), Frank Jarvis (1878), John Marshall (1755), Tito Jackson (1953), and Claire Danes (1979). After him are Joshua Fishman (1926), Erica Jong (1942), Joseph Jenkins Roberts (1809), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), Don Felder (1947), and Herb Alpert (1935).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, George Raft ranks 1,013Before him are Anne Heche (1969), Tom Sizemore (1961), Aaron Paul (1979), Donna Murphy (1959), Elizabeth Olsen (1989), and Claire Danes (1979). After him are Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), Tony Sirico (1942), Joel Grey (1932), Julie Harris (1925), Carmen Electra (1972), and Seth MacFarlane (1973).

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