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Aldo Ray ACTOR


Aldo Ray was born on September 25th, 1926 in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania with the birth name Also DaRe.  He was born into a family with five brothers and one sister.  When Aldo turned eighteen, he joined the United States Navy and fought during World War II.
After leaving his military service, he attended college at UC Berkeley but only remained there for a short time before dropping out and relocating to Crockett California.  Aldo became interested in politics and was elected the 12th Township Constable of Crockett. 
Aldo's brother, Guido was an actor and when Aldo drove him to an audition the director had more of an interest in hiring Aldo for the part.  Columbia Pictures approached Aldo and offered him a contract which he accepted, despite ever having any interest in acting or any type of experience or training.
His first film was in 1952 with Judy Holiday in the movie, "The Marrying Kind" followed by an appearance in, "Pat and Mike" (1953) which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Newcomer.   He soon had the chance to star opposite Rita Hayworth in, "Miss Sadie Thompson" (1953) and from this point on his career was heading for stardom.
He continued to work on a variety of films such as, "Battle Cry" (1955), "Three Stripes in the Sun" and "We're No Angels" (both 1955).  Aldo also took a chance at working as a radio actor and announcer at Syracuse, New York's top music station.  However, by 1957, he chose to return back to Hollywood and the film industry.
Between 1957 and 1968 he appeared on a total of eleven films such as, "Men in War" (1957), Four Desperate Men" (1959), "River Boat" (1959) and "Sylvia" (1965).  Even though it was not difficult for Aldo to get cast in a number of films, he was normally cast playing the same type of character, the 'tough guy'.
Along with his successful film career, he also worked as a television actor working on two pilots which sadly were never picked up.            
By the 1970's however, his career began to decline with less roles being offered to him.  Aldo continued to work but mostly in low budget films as mostly a character actor.  Diagnosed with throat cancer, he would continue to work as an actor and take on any role offered to him to help cover the cost of medical bills.  His final film role was in, "Shock 'Em Dead" (1991).
Aldo Ray married three times throughout his lifetime.  His first marriage was to Shirley Green in 1947 and the couple had one child before they divorced in 1953.  His second marriage was to Jeff Donnell an actress from 1954 through 1956 having no children.  His third and final marriage was to Johanna Ray from March 26th, 1960 through March 1967 and they had three more children together.  He did not marry again and on March 27th, 1991, Aldo passed away in Martinez, California from throat cancer at the age of sixty seven.  His remains were cremated and buried in Crockett.   


1991 Shock 'Em Dead 

1989 Blood Red

1989 Hateman 

1989 Shooters 

1989 Night Shadow 

1989 Crime of Crimes 

1988 Drug Runners

1987 Terror on Alcatraz 

1987 To Kill a Stranger 

1987 Vultures 

1987 The Sicilian 

1987 Hollywood Cop 

1987 Terror Night 

1986 Prison Ship 

1985 Falcon Crest

1985 Evils of the Night 

1985 Biohazard

1985 Flesh and Bullets 

1984 The Executioner, Part II

1984 Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie

1983 Bog

1982 Boxoffice 

1982 The Secret of NIMH 

1982 Dark Sanity 

1982 Mongrel 

1981 Don't Go Near the Park 

1981 When I Am King 

1980 Human Experiments

1979 The Glove 

1979 CHiPs

1979 Sweet Savage 

1979 $weepstake$

1979 Women in White

1978 Death Dimension 

1978 The Lucifer Complex

1978 The Great Skycopter Rescue

1977 Haunts 

1977 Mission to Glory: A True Story 

1977 Black Samurai 

1977 Haunted 

1977 Paesano: A Voice in the Night 

1976 The Quest

1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 

1975 Psychic Killer 

1975 Marcus Welby, M.D.

1975 Inside Out

1975 S.W.A.T

1975 Gone with the West 

1975 The Man Who Would Not Die 

1975 Promise Him Anything 

1974 Seven Alone 

1974 Movin' On

1974 The Centerfold Girls 

1974 Dynamite Brothers 

1973 Tom 

1964-1972 Bonanza

1972 ...and Hope to Die 

1972 The Houndcats 

1970 Angel Unchained 

1969 Love, American Style

1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors

1969 The Outsider

1968 Suicide Commandos 

1968 The Green Berets 

1968 The Power

1968 A Torn Page of Glory 

1967 Kill a Dragon

1967 The Violent Ones 

1967 The Danny Thomas Hour

1967 Welcome to Hard Times 

1967 Riot on Sunset Strip 

1967 Run for Your Life 

1966 Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round 

1962-1966 The Virginian

1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 

1965 Daniel Boone 

1965 Nightmare in the Sun 

1965 Sylvia 

1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre

1964 Burke's Law

1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre 

1963 Ben Casey 

1963 Alcoa Premiere 

1962 Musketeers of the Sea 

1962 Naked City 

1961 Johnny Nobody 

1961 Frontier Circus

1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England 

1959 Riverboat

1959 Four Desperate Men 

1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

1958 God's Little Acre 

1958 The Naked and the Dead 

1957 Men in War 

1957 Nightfall 

1955 Three Stripes in the Sun

1955 We're No Angels 

1955 Battle Cry 

1953 Miss Sadie Thompson 

1953 Let's Do It Again 

1952 Pat and Mike 

1952 The Marrying Kind 

1951 The Barefoot Mailman 

1951 Saturday's Hero 

1951 Never Trust a Gambler

1951 My True Story 

Matinee Classics - Gone With the West starring James Caan, Stefanie Powers, Aldo Ray and Sammy Davis Jr.
Matinee Classics - The Naked and the Dead starring Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr, Barbara Nichols, William Campbell, Richard Jaeckel, James Best, Joey Bishop, Jerry Paris, Robert Gist, L.Q. Jones, Max Showalter, John Beradino and Edward McNally
Matinee Classics - The Glove starring John Saxon, Rosie Grier, Joan Blondell, Aldo Ray, Keenan Wynn, Michael Pataki, Frances E. Williams, Misty Bruce, Shane Mooney, Jeanne Lucas, Sally Kemp and Candy Bowen
Matinee Classics - Seven Alone starring Dewey Martin, Aldo Ray, Anne Collings, Dean Smith, James Griffith, Stewart Petersen, Dehl Berti, Bea Morris, Scott Petersen, Debbie van Orden, Diane Petersen, Suzanne Petersen, Julie Petersen, Christy Clark, Kliss Sparks, Pat Wilde and Craig Larson

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