Ray Danton - biography

Actor from United States of America

Ray Danton (September 19, 1931 – February 11, 1992), also known as Raymond Danton, was a radio, film, stage, and television actor, director, and producer whose most famous roles were in the screen biographies The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) and The George Raft Story (1962). He was married to actress Julie Adams from 1954–1981. Ray Danton, born Raymond Kaplan in New York City, entered show business as a child radio actor on NBC radio's Let's Pretend show in 1943. Danton did many stage roles whilst attending the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Technical School and in 1950 went to London to appear on stage in the Tyrone Power production Mister Roberts. Danton's acting career was put on hold when he served in the United States Army infantry in the Korean War from 1951–1954. Danton made his film debut in Chief Crazy Horse in 1955 and became contracted to Universal Pictures His second film I'll Cry Tomorrow led to his typecasting as a smooth but dangerous villain. His third film for Universal The Looters was where he met his future wife Julie Adams. He was prolific in television work as well as film where he received the Golden Globe Award in 1956 for the new male star of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Raymond Kaplan,Raymond Danton
Date of birth
1931-09-19
Place of birth
New York City
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Julie Adams
Children
Mitchell Danton Steve Danton
Profession
Actor, Film Director

Performances

Year Performance Character
1970 Triangle
1968 The Last Mercenary
1962 The Longest Day Capt. Frank
1961 The George Raft Story
1961 A Fever in the Blood
1961 A Majority of One Jerome Black
1960 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond Jack 'Legs' Diamond
1959 The Big Operator
1959 Yellowstone Kelly
1958 Tarawa Beachhead
1956 Outside the Law
1955 The Looters Pete Corder
1955 Chief Crazy Horse
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Death

Date of death
1992-02-11
Place of death
Los Angeles

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