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George Raft
Original name: George Ranft
Birth: Sep. 26, 1895
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1980
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Popular actor from the 1920s to 1980. He was known as one of Hollywoods sharpest dressed actors. Before acting, he started off as a prizefighter, then moved on to dancing both on Broadway and in Prohibition-era nightclubs. In movies he immediately slid into gangster portrayals. On top of being type cast as a Hollywood gangster, he made bad decisions choosing his next roles. He turned down "High Sierra" reportedly because he didn't want to die on-screen, and nixed Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon" because it seemed to him a lowly B picture. He achieved some success appearing in "Some Like It Hot" (1959) and continued to act until his death in 1980. (bio by: Terrance Crooms) 
 
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  Conrad Ranft (1853 - 1895)

Cause of death: Leukemia
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Court of Remembrance/Sanctuary of Light, #2356
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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George Raft
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George Raft
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George Raft
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