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Dancer and Actor George Raft Photo

Stage Name

Birth Name

George Raft George Ranft
    George Raft was originally a Taxi-Dancer who earned about seventy-five dollars ( American) a week dancing with the ladies at a public restaurant-dance palace called the 'El Fey Club' in New York. Raft would work with, then unknown Rudolph Valentino and Joan Sawyer at the El Fey. It was here his past would catch up with him as a Gigolo.

   He was labeled as 'Hollywood's Gigolo' by many fan magazines, but Raft did not like that term very much, when asked about it, he would only say 'it did not apply to him'. Raft went on to become a featured actor in many movies, even though he started out as a dancer, he only danced in a few of his movies. In his films Rumba and Bolero, Veloz and Yolanda actually did most of the dancing for him. As time went on he would play more mob or gangster type roles. More Photos
George Raft Autograph

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

New York 9/27/1895 - 11/24/1980 Grace Mulrooney yes
       

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Bolero Carole Lombard n/a
Jitterbug Francis Drake      
Rumba Joan Sawyer      
Tango Margo      
Tap Miriam Hopkins      
  Sally Rand      
      Shirley Temple      
      Vera Zorina (Follow the Boys)      

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

El Fey Club Liberty Theater (1925) 1925 - The City Chap
            1935 - Crime With Out Passion

Films

Television

(Other)

1929 - Gold Diggers of Broadway 1953 - I am the Law 3/1935 - Cinefilo Magazine
1929 - Side Street       $George Raft Bio ( Yablonsky)
1929 - Queen of the Night Clubs       $ George Raft File (Parish)
1931 - Quick Millions            
1931 - Goldie            
1931 - Palmy Days            
1931 - Hush Money            
1932 - Dancers in the Dark            
1932 - If I Had a Million            
1932 - Love is a Racket            
$1932 - Night After Night            
$1932 - Scarface            
1932 - Taxi            
1932 - Under Cover Man            
1932 - Winner Take All ( Quinnan's)            
1933 - Bowery            
1934 - Al Of Me            
1934 - Bolero ( Lombard, Rand)            
1934 - Limehouse Blues            
1934 - The Trumpet Blows            
1935 - Every Night at Eight            
1935 - Rumba ( Margo, Lombard)            
1935 - Stolen Harmony            
$1937 - Souls at Sea            
$1938 - You and Me            
$1939 - Each Dawn I Die            
$1940 - The Drive by Night            
1942 - Broadway            
$1943 - Background to Danger            
$1943 - Stage Door Canteen ( DVD)            
$1944 - Follow the Boys (w/ Zorina)            
$1945 - Johnny Angel            
$1946 - Mr. Ace ( DVD)            
$1946 - Nocturne            
$1946 - Whistle Stop            
1947 - Intrigue ( Havoc)            
1949 - Johnny Allegro            
$1949 - Outpost in Morocco ( DVD)            
1953 - Man from Cairo            
1954 - Black Widow            
1956 - Around the World in 80 Days            
$1959 - Some Like it Hot ( DVD)            
1961 - George Raft Story            
1961 - The Ladies Man            
1962 - Two Guys Abroad            
$1978 - Sexttet ( DVD)            
1980 - Man with Bogarts Face ( DVD)            

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