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George Raft Net Worth

George Raft Net Worth is
$1 Million

George Raft Biography

Raft turned down functions that became breakout hits for various other actors such as for example Humphrey Bogart. George Raft was created in Hell’s Kitchen, NEW YORK, NY in September 1901 and passed on in November 1980. He was most widely known for his functions as gangsters in criminal offense melodramas through the 1930s and 1940s. He’s most widely known for his functions in the films Scarface in 1932, Bolero in 1934, Each Dawn I Die in 1939, They Drive by Evening in 1940, plus some Like it Sizzling hot in 1959. George Raft passed on on November 24, 1980 at age 79 from leukemia.George Raft net value: George Raft was an American actor and dancer who had a net value of $1 million. In 1953 he starred as Law enforcement Lt. George Kirby in the tv screen series I’m regulations. Raft received superstars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for FILM and Television. His display screen image became more reasonable because of the fact that he was connected with NY gangsters in true to life. As a well-known actor Raft was awarded superstars on the 1960 Hollywood Walk of Fame for FILM and Television. Raft’s display screen image was quite reasonable due to his association with NY gangsters in true to life. He was more popular for his recurring functions as gangsters in criminal offense melodramas between your 1930s and 1940s aswell as for his functions in the 1932 films Scarface, the 1934 film Bolero, the 1939 film EVERY DAY I Die, the 1940 movie They Get by Evening, and the 1959 film Some Like it Sizzling hot. Born in NEW YORK, NY in September 1901. Sometimes, he passed up functions that later proved to breakout hits for various other actors like Humphrey Bogart. In 1953 he was featured in the tv screen series I’m regulations, starring as Law enforcement Lt. George Kirby. Past due American actor and dancer George Raft got around net worth of $1 million. At age 79, George Raft passed away on November 24, 1980 from leukemia.


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Quick Facts

Full NameGeorge Raft
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 26, 1901
DiedNovember 24, 1980, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Dancer
EducationStuyvesant High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseGrace Mulrooney
ParentsConrad Ranft, Eva Glockner
SiblingsEva Ranft
MoviesSome Like It Hot, Scarface, They Drive by Night, Each Dawn I Die, Background to Danger, Night After Night, Manpower, Johnny Angel, Invisible Stripes, Nocturne, Outpost in Morocco, Souls at Sea, Whistle Stop, Race Street, Nob Hill, The Man with Bogart's Face, A Dangerous Profession, Rogue Cop, Spawn of the North, The House Across the Bay, Christmas Eve, A Bullet for Joey, Stage Door Canteen, The Bowery, Quick Millions, Red Light, Johnny Allegro, Skidoo, Around the World in 80 Days, Follow the Boys, Jet Over the Atlantic, Yours for the Asking, Hammersmith Is Out, Loan Shark, The Man from Cairo, If I Had a Million, She Couldn't Take It, Queen of the Night Clubs, Every Night at Eight, The Patsy, Midnight Club, Mr. Ace, It Had to Happen, I Stole a Million, Night World, The Lady's from Kentucky, Under-Cover Man, Bolero, You and Me, Black Widow, Madame Racketeer
TV ShowsI'm the Law


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 During the late-1950s, Raft was employed as a celebrity greeter at the Mafia-owned Hotel Capri casino in Havana, a job that played off his image as a movie mobster and tough guy. He was present on January 1, 1959 when rebels stormed Havana, overthrowing dictator Fulgencio Batista. According to Raft, as the rebels began looting the Capri, they recognized him and he was able to convince them not to hurt anyone.
2 Raft never looked at himself on film. After not watching a clip of his movies on the Tonight Show, Johnny Carson asked why. Raft said he said he would find so much wrong with his performance that he would spend his next film worried about his acting and never get it right. He only wanted to worry if people stopped going to his movies.
3 He played himself in ten films: Broadway (1942), Stage Door Canteen (1943), Nous irons à Paris (1950), The Ladies Man (1961), The Patsy (1964), Casino Royale (1967), Silent Treatment (1968), The Great Sex War (1969), Deadhead Miles (1973) and Sextette (1978).
4 As previously reported, he turned down the roles of Roy "Mad Dog" Earle in "High Sierra (1941)", Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon (1941)", and Rick Blaine in "Casablanca (1942)." All three of these parts were picked up by Humphrey Bogart, and each one was essential in making Bogart a superstar.
5 According to The Lewiston Daily Sun newspaper June 1936, George was 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighed 155 pounds, had an olive complexion, black hair and brown eyes.
6 There has been much debate over when George was born. Although most sources and articles claim his birth year as 1895, including his gravestone, New York census reports suggest Mr. Raft was born in 1901.
7 Mother, Eva, died of asthma at her 610 West 174th Street home in 1937, after a long illness, at the age of 62. Mr. Raft was at her bedside.
8 His father was reported to having two thriving businesses: During the winter, the elder Raft was superintendent of the John Wanamaker department store. In the summer he owned and managed a merry-go-round at a small amusement park at Hasting-on-the-Hudson, New York. That merry-go-round was a family affair, began by George's grandfather. This was at Coney Island, Brooklyn.
9 The "Hell's Kitchen" set built for George in 'Invisible Stripes' was an exact replica of Raft's own New York birthplace.
10 Theft of $3150 worth of jewelry and clothing from Beverly Hills home at 1218 Coldwater Canyon Road reported May 10, 1939.
11 George's father, Conrad Ranft, was born in Massachusetts, to German parents, Catherine Weil and Christopher Ranft. George's mother, Eva (Glockner), was born in Germany.
12 According to both the 1900 and 1910 Censuses for New York City, Raft only had one sibling named Eva "Katie" Ranft, born on April 18, 1896 in Manhattan.
13 His parents Conrad and Eva Ranft had ten children, nine of them boys, with George the eldest.
14 A lifelong baseball fan, by 1955 he had attended the World Series for the past 25 years.
15 Featured in "Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir" by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (McFarland, 2003).
16 As a teenager, he was a bat-boy for the New York Highlanders (Yankees), tried out for semi-pro baseball, boxed at the Polo Athletic Club and hustled pool.
17 July 1939: Signed a long-term contract with Warner Bros. Studios.
18 Is portrayed by by Ray Danton in The George Raft Story (1961), Nicholas Mayer in Mae West (1982) and by Joe Mantegna in Bugsy (1991).
19 According to James Cagney's autobiography Cagney By Cagney, (Published by Doubleday and Company Inc 1976), a Mafia plan to murder Cagney by dropping a several hundred pound klieg light on top of him was stopped at the insistence of George Raft. Cagney at that time was President of the Screen Actors Guild and was determined not to let the mob infiltrate the industry. Raft used his 'many' mob connections to cancel the hit.
20 Appeared with Mae West in both her first (Night After Night (1932)) and last (Sextette (1978)) films. He died two days after West's death.
21 Banned from entering Britain in 1966 because of his alleged Mafia connections.
22 Second actor to portray the title role for CBS Radio's "The Adventures of Rocky Jordan" (1951-1953).
23 Was a close friend of notorious gangster Benjamin Bugsy Siegel since their childhood in New York. Siegel actually lived at Raft's home in Hollywood for a time while trying to make inroads for organized crime within the movie colony.
24 Not much is known about his marriage to Mulrooney except that she was some years his senior. Although separated early, they were never divorced, and he continued to support her faithfully until her death in 1970.
25 He turned down High Sierra (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942) and Double Indemnity (1944).
26 Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA, in the Court of Remembrance.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Manpower (1941) $60,000


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on turning down the leading part in one of Hollywood's greatest dramas] Whoever heard of Casablanca? I don't want to star opposite an unknown Swedish broad.
2 [April, 1944] Here I am, back in a musical comedy picture. And that's not all. A fan called me from Chicago the other day and told me I was her pin-up boy. How d'ya like that? I'm a boy, now.
3 [In a 1936 interview, discussing former jobs before getting into the acting profession] My one ambition then was to drive a horse. So I got a job driving a delivery wagon for a large grocery company. I drove up and down Ninth avenue like I was daffy. I raced all the other delivery wagons. I gave all the boys rides. Deliveries were always late, customers complained, and I was fired.
4 [on acting] You see, I found it tough work. What I would do would be to think over the scene in my mind and try to become whoever I was playing. I would try to feel like the person in that particular scene. Sometimes my words would be different from the script.
5 I must have gone through $10 million during my career. Part of the loot went for gambling, part for horses and part for women. The rest I spent foolishly.
6 [on his acting] I'm afraid to look, because I'm probably awful.


Pictures

All George Raft pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6159 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 1500 Vine Street.


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man with Bogart's Face 1980 Petey Cane
Sextette 1978 George Raft
Deadhead Miles 1973 George Raft
Hammersmith Is Out 1972 Guido Scartucci
The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971 TV Series
Skidoo 1968 The Skipper
Five Golden Dragons 1967 Dragon #2
Casino Royale 1967 George Raft
Batman 1967 TV Series Citizen in Bank
The Upper Hand 1966 Charles Binnaggio
The Patsy 1964 George Raft
For Those Who Think Young 1964 Detective (uncredited)
Two Guys Abroad 1962 Nightclub co-owner
Ocean's 11 1960 Jack Strager
The Red Skelton Hour 1955-1960 TV Series Mike McCluskey / Ace Williams - Gangster / Big Jack - Speakeasy Operator / ...
Jet Over the Atlantic 1959 Stafford
Some Like It Hot 1959 Spats Colombo
Around the World in Eighty Days 1956 Barbary Coast Saloon Bouncer
A Bullet for Joey 1955 Joe Victor aka Steiner
Black Widow 1954 Detective Lt. C.A. Bruce
Rogue Cop 1954 Dan Beaumonte
The Man from Cairo 1953 Mike Canelli
I'm the Law 1953 TV Series Police Lt. George Kirby
I'll Get You 1952 Steve Rossi
Loan Shark 1952 Joe Gargen
Lucky Nick Cain 1951 Nick Cain
Nous irons à Paris 1950 George Raft
A Dangerous Profession 1949 Vince Kane
Red Light 1949 Johnny Torno
Johnny Allegro 1949 Johnny Allegro
Outpost in Morocco 1949 Capt. Paul Gerard
Race Street 1948 Daniel J. 'Dan' Gannin
Intrigue 1947 Brad Dunham
Christmas Eve 1947 Mario Torio
Nocturne 1946 Joe Warne
Mr. Ace 1946 Eddie Ace
Whistle Stop 1946 Kenny Veech
Johnny Angel 1945 Johnny Angel
Nob Hill 1945 Tony Angelo
Follow the Boys 1944 Tony West
Background to Danger 1943 Joe Barton
Stage Door Canteen 1943 George Raft
Broadway 1942 George Raft
Manpower 1941 Johnny Marshall
They Drive by Night 1940 Joe Fabrini
The House Across the Bay 1940 Steve
Invisible Stripes 1939 Cliff Taylor
I Stole a Million 1939 Joe Lourik, alias Joe Harris
Each Dawn I Die 1939 'Hood' Stacey
The Lady's from Kentucky 1939 Marty Black
Spawn of the North 1938 Tyler Dawson
You and Me 1938 Joe Dennis
Souls at Sea 1937 Powdah
Yours for the Asking 1936 Johnny Lamb
It Had to Happen 1936 Enrico Scaffa
She Couldn't Take It 1935 Spot Ricardi / Joseph Ricard
Every Night at Eight 1935 'Tops' Cardona
The Glass Key 1935 Ed Beaumont
Stolen Harmony 1935 Ray Angelo, alias Ray Ferraro
Rumba 1935 Joe Martin
Limehouse Blues 1934 Harry Young
The Trumpet Blows 1934 Manuel Montes
Bolero 1934 Raoul De Baere
All of Me 1934 Honey Rogers
The Bowery 1933 Steve Brodie
Midnight Club 1933 Nick Mason
Pick-up 1933 Harry Glynn
Under-Cover Man 1932 Nick Darrow
If I Had a Million 1932 Eddie Jackson
Night After Night 1932 Joe Anton
Madame Racketeer 1932 Jack Houston
Love Is a Racket 1932 Sneaky (scenes deleted)
Night World 1932 Ed Powell
Scarface 1932 Rinaldo
Dancers in the Dark 1932 Louie Brooks
Taxi! 1932 William Kenny - Dance Contestant (uncredited)
Palmy Days 1931 Joe - Yolando's Henchman
Hush Money 1931 Maxie
Goldie 1931 Pickpocket (uncredited)
Quick Millions 1931 Jimmy Kirk
Side Street 1929 Georgie Ames - the Dancer (uncredited)
Gold Diggers of Broadway 1929 Dancer (uncredited)
Queen of the Night Clubs 1929 Gigola

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jimmy Durante Show 1956 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Follow the Boys 1944 performer: "Tonight" 1944, "Sweet Georgia Brown" 1925 uncredited, "I Feel a Song Coming On" 1935 uncredited
Spawn of the North 1938 performer: "I Wish I Was the Willow" - uncredited
Stolen Harmony 1935 performer: "BRADLEY'S DANCE"
Taxi! 1932 performer: "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" 1917 - uncredited
Side Street 1929 performer: "Take a Look at Her Now" - uncredited

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacre special thanks filming

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show 1974-1980 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
Hollywood Greats 1979 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 1966-1974 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney 1974 TV Special documentary Himself (table bow) (uncredited)
Tribute to Bogart 1972 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1969-1971 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Himself
The Great Sex War 1969 Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
Silent Treatment 1968 Documentary Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
Bogart 1967 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hippodrome 1966 TV Series Hoofer
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The New London Palladium Show 1965 TV Series Himself - Hoofer
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957-1964 TV Series Tango Dancer / Himself
The Lee Phillip Show 1963 TV Series Himself / guest
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
The Ladies Man 1961 Himself
Main Event 1961 TV Movie Himself - Guest
Red Skelton Timex Special 1960 TV Movie Himself - Guest
About Faces 1960 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959 TV Series Himself
The Arthur Murray Party 1959 TV Series Himself
The Gisele MacKenzie Show 1957 TV Series Himself
The Jimmy Durante Show 1955-1956 TV Series Himself / Himself - Actor
Inside Beverly Hills 1956 TV Movie Himself
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1951-1955 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself
The Name's the Same 1953-1955 TV Series Celebrity Guest / Himself
Texaco Star Theatre 1953-1954 TV Series Himself - Actor
I've Got a Secret 1953 TV Series Mystery Guest
What's My Line? 1953 TV Series Himself
Screen Snapshots: Vacation at Del Mar 1949 Short Himself
Hollywood Park 1946 Short Himself
Breakdowns of 1942 1942 Short Himself (uncredited)
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2 1941 Documentary short Himself - at Mocambo (uncredited)
Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play 1941 Documentary short Himself
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards 1940 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 4 1938 Documentary short Himself
The Fashion Side of Hollywood 1935 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 1934 Short Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 1933 Short Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film 2008 TV Movie documentary
Bullets Over Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary
Barbra Streisand: The Movie Album 2003 Video short Tops Cardona
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary actor 'Scarface' (uncredited)
American Justice: Target - Mafia 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertaining the Troops 1988 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Red Skelton: A Comedy Scrapbook 1981 Video documentary Muggsy Lasagna
James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Brooklyn Bridge 1981 Documentary Himself (clip from "The Bowery") (uncredited)
Presidential Blooper Reel 1981 Video short Himself
All This and World War II 1976 Documentary Himself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks 1973 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Happy Days 1970 TV Series
Hollywood and the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself
Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963 TV Movie documentary Actor 'They Drive by Night' (uncredited)
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Himself
Breakdowns of 1941 1941 Short Himself (uncredited)
Land of Liberty 1939
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 1 1937 Documentary short Himself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 11 1937 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 1933 Short Himself (uncredited)
Winner Take All 1932 Bandleader at Guinan's (uncredited)
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