About George Raft

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George Raft set the standard for male film stars in the 1930’s combining Valentino’s exotic sex appeal with his street rough and tough gangster edge which he brought to screen from his own experiences in the roaring twenties in New York City. George Raft is the only actor I can think of who had his own life story made into films twice (in Broadway, a film in which he starred, and The George Raft Story in 1960 starring Jayne Mansfield). His life was way more interesting than any film role he’d ever play.

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