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George Raft
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    (September 26, 1895-November 24, 1980)
    Birth name was George Ranft
    Appeared in 'Some Like it Hot,' 'Scarface,' 'If I Had a Million,' 'They Drive by Night,' 'The Bowery,' 'Manpower,' 'Each Dawn I Die,' 'Around the World in Eighty Days,' 'Nocturne,' 'Johnny Angel,' 'Ocean's Eleven,' 'Invisible Stripes' and 'Rogue Cop'
    He stood at 5'6.
    Although being born in NYC, he enjoyed living in Los Angeles.
    He was stereotyped as tough-guy mobster.
    He divorced his first wife and was separated from his second wife, Grace, for 47 years until her death.
    He turned down a role in 'Casablanca.'
    He said of his acting: 'I'm afraid to look, because I'm probably awful.'
    It was rumored that he was an actual gangster. He was close buddies with Bugsy Siegel.
    His grandfather introduced the merry-go-round to the United States.
    He was the mascot for the N.Y. Highlanders (Yankees).
    He grew up in Hell's Kitchen.
    He was a professional boxer and along with Al Jolson owned the contract of Henry Armstrong.
    He supported his second wife throughout the 47 years of their separation.
    He died from leukemia.
    He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    He allowed himself to be roasted at the Friars Club.
    He won a tango contest and was named world's fastest dancer.

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