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Aldo Ray
Birth: Sep. 25, 1926
Pen Argyl
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1991
Crockett
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Actor. Born Aldo DaRe, he was singled out by a Hollywood scout who at first was interested in his brother Guido, but Aldo seemed to have a better voice (his mother always told this story). At the time he was Constable of the town of Crockett, California, where he lived with his family. After his screen debut in the movie "Saturday's Hero" in 1951, he became one of the leading men in Hollywood, where he was renown for his screen presence. He worked in the majority of military films, often with tough guy star John Wayne (during World War II he served in the United States Navy as a frogman). He wed actress Jeff Donnell in a marriage was short lived but produced a son, Eric DaRa. After his career began to wane he moved back to his beloved Crockett, California where he was well known and popular. He developed cancer in his later years and remained in Crockett, California with his mother and family and friends, where he died. He was buried from St. Rose Catholic Church in Crockett; with a majority of the residence coming out to pay their respects (it was the first time a native of this small town had become famous). He is considered Crockett's favorite son and at the small Crockett Museum his pictures can be seen along a wall of his life and times. (bio by: Maureen McDermott-Marella) 
 
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 Parents:
  Silvio Da Re (1897 - 1971)
  Maria Da Re (1906 - 2003)
 
 Spouse:
  Jeff Donnell (1921 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
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Originally Created by: Maureen McDermott-Marell...
Record added: Mar 09, 2004
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Aldo Ray
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I've watched the endearing movie, "We're No Angels" with you in one of the starring roles, loved your character with his pet snake, Adolph. I always wondered who you were and was disappointed that you weren't honored for such a great performance. You have...(Read more)
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015
Thinking of you. So sorry you were taken from us so soon. May you rest in eternal peace with the angels.
- Jane
 Added: Jun. 9, 2015

- Karen Hopkins
 Added: May. 29, 2015
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