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American actor

George Raft is ...

Dead
Born 26 Sep 1901 in New York City
Died 24 Nov 1980 in Los Angeles
Age79 years, 1 month
Causeleukemia
Correction?
George Raft
George Raft
Photo of actors Judy Canova and George Raft

About George Raft

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, today Raft is mostly known for his gangster roles in the original Scarface (1932), Each Dawn I Die (1939), and Billy Wilder's 1959 comedy Some Like it Hot, as a dancer in Bolero (1934), and a truck driver in They Drive by Night (1940). Raft said he never regarded himself as an actor. "I wanted to be me," he said.

Death

Raft died from leukemia at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, California, on November 24, 1980. Two days earlier, Mae West had died, and their bodies were at one point alongside each other in the hallway of the mortuary for a coincidental silent reunion almost half a century after their first film together.

Raft left behind no will. His estate consisted of a $10,000 insurance policy and some furniture. In the last years of his life he had mainly lived on $800 a month, a combination of social security and his pension.

Raft was interred in Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. Raft's personal effects, wardrobe, etc., were sold by means of a simple classified advertisement, listing the lot for $800 in Hemming's Motor News in the fall of 1981.

Films

George Raft has worked on the following films:

Gold Diggers of Broadway
1929 film by Roy Del Ruth
1929
Skidoo
1968 film by Otto Preminger
1968
Ocean's 11
1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone
1960
Bolero
1934 film by Wesley Ruggles
1934
The Bowery
1933 film by Raoul Walsh
1933
Follow the Boys
1944 film by A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins
1944
Sextette
1978 film by Ken Hughes
1978
Each Dawn I Die
1939 gangster film
1939
Red Light
1950 film by Roy Del Ruth
1950
Souls at Sea
1937 film by Henry Hathaway
1937
Black Widow
1954 color mystery film
1954
A Bullet for Joey
1955 film by Lewis Allen
1955
Outpost in Morocco
1949 film by Robert Florey
1949
You and Me
1938 Fritz Lang film
1938
They Drive by Night
1940 film by Raoul Walsh
1940
Nob Hill
1945 film by Henry Hathaway
1945
Taxi!
1932 film by Roy Del Ruth
1932
I Stole a Million
1939 film by Frank Tuttle
1939
Whistle Stop
1946 film by Léonide Moguy
1946
Limehouse Blues
1934 film by Alexander Hall
1934
Invisible Stripes
1939 film by Lloyd Bacon
1939
Johnny Angel
1945 film by Edwin L. Marin
1945
Background to Danger
1943 film by Raoul Walsh
1943
A Dangerous Profession
1949 film by Ted Tetzlaff
1949
Jet Over the Atlantic
1959 film by Byron Haskin
1959
Manpower
1941 film about power company linemen
1941
Queen of the Night Clubs
1929 film by Bryan Foy
1929
Mr. Ace
1946 film by Edwin L. Marin
1946
Five Golden Dragons
1967 film by Jeremy Summers
1967
Broadway
1942 film by William A. Seiter
1942
Christmas Eve
1947 film by Edwin L. Marin
1947
Rumba
1935 film by Marion Gering
1935
I'll Get You for This
1951 film by Joseph M. Newman
1951
Race Street
1948 film by Edwin L. Marin
1948
Hammersmith Is Out
1972 film by Peter Ustinov
1972
Side Street
1929 film by Malcolm St. Clair
1929
Rogue Cop
1954 film by Roy Rowland
1954
The Patsy
1964 film by Jerry Lewis
1964
Intrigue
1941 film by Edwin L. Marin
1941
The Lady's from Kentucky
1939 film by Alexander Hall
1939
Nocturne
black-and-white film noir
1946
Loan Shark
1952 film by Seymour Friedman
1952
The House Across the Bay
1940 film by Archie Mayo
1940
Night After Night
1932 film by Archie Mayo
1932
The Ladies Man
1961 film by Jerry Lewis
1961
Spawn of the North
1938 film by Henry Hathaway
1938
Johnny Allegro
1949 film by Ted Tetzlaff
1949
She Couldn't Take It
1935 film by Tay Garnett
1935
Palmy Days
1931 film by A. Edward Sutherland
1931
The Glass Key
1935 film by Frank Tuttle
1935
Escape Route
1952 film by Seymour Friedman
1952
The Man with Bogart's Face
1980 film by Robert Day
1980
The Man from Cairo
1953 film by Ray Enright
1953
The Upper Hand
1966 film by Denys de La Patellière
1966
Dancers in the Dark
1932 film by David Burton
1932
Every Night at Eight
1935 film by Raoul Walsh
1935
The Trumpet Blows
1934 film by Stephen Roberts
1934
All of Me
1934 American drama film
1934
Pick-Up
1933 film by Marion Gering
1933
It Had to Happen
1936 film by Roy Del Ruth
1936
Yours for the Asking
1936 film by Alexander Hall
1936
Midnight Club
1933 film by George Somnes
1933
Hush Money
1931 film by Sidney Lanfield
1931
Under Cover Man
1932 film by James Flood
1932
Stolen Harmony
1935 film by Alfred L. Werker
1935
Madame Racketeer
1932 film by Alexander Hall
1932
Two Guys Abroad
1962 film by Don Sharp
1962