Aldo Ray Biography (1926-1991)

Born Aldo DaRe, September 25, 1926, in Pen Argyl, PA; died of throat cancer and complications from pneumonia, March 27, 1991, in Martinez, CA. Actor. Raygained fame for his portrayals of rough-edged soldiers in such films as Battle Cry, Men in War, The Naked and the Dead, and The Green Berets. Before he began acting, Ray enlisted in the Navy and fought in Japan during World War II.After the war he attended the University of California at Berkeley and served as town constable in Crockett, CA, before making his acting debut--using his original name--in the 1951 film Saturday's Hero. Beginning with his secondfilm, The Violent Ones, the actor used the name Aldo Ray, and in the following four decades he appeared in more than sixty films. Though best known for his roles in war movies, Ray also appeared in such films as Pat and Mike, We'reNo Angels, Miss Sadie Thompson, and God's Little Acre. His television credits include the movies Promise Him Anything and Women in White as well as episodes of The Virginian, Bonanza, and Falcon Crest.

Birth Details
September 25, 1926
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Details
March 27, 1991
Martinez, California, United States

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