Aldo Ray

Aldo Ray

Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Mar 1991 (aged 64)
Crockett, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 8488564 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Maureen McDermott-Marella
  • Added: 9 Mar 2004
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Aldo Ray (25 Sep 1926–27 Mar 1991), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8488564, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.