Aldo Ray

Born Sep 25, 1926

Aldo Ray was an American actor.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Aldo Ray.


1926 Birth Born on September 25, 1926.


1944 17 Years Old In 1944, at age 18, during World War II, Aldo entered the United States Navy, serving as a frogman until 1946; he saw action at Okinawa with UDT-17.
1946 19 Years Old Upon leaving the Navy in May 1946 he returned to Crockett. … Read More


1950 23 Years Old …  Ray started his new job in November 1950. … Read More
1951 24 Years Old Harry Cohn felt the name "Aldo Da Rae" was too close to "Dare" and wanted to change it to "John Harrison"; the actor refused and "Aldo Ray" was the compromise. He divorced his wife and resigned as constable in September 1951. … Read More
1953 26 Years Old In 1953, he starred opposite Jane Wyman in Let's Do It Again, then followed this acting opposite Rita Hayworth in Miss Sadie Thompson (1953), a remake of the W. … Read More
1956 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1956 Ray refused to appear in Beyond Mombassa because he did not want to go on location. … Read More


1957 30 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1957, in any event, he had left WNDR and the radio business and returned to Hollywood. … Read More
1958 31 Years Old Ray had been popular with Harry Cohn because, in the actor's words, “He took no shit from anybody and he saw that I was that kind of a guy, too.” But when Cohn died in 1958, Columbia elected not to renew Ray's contract and he decided to leave Hollywood. … Read More
1959 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He starred in 1959 in Four Desperate Men (The Siege of Pinchgut). … Read More
1964 37 Years Old Ray returned to Hollywood in 1964.
1965 38 Years Old He had a small role in Sylvia (1965) and made a pilot for a TV series financed by Joe E. Levine, Steptoe and Son (an unsuccessful adaptation of the British TV series). "I feel I shall have a complete regeneration of my career," he said in 1965. … Read More
1966 39 Years Old In 1966 Ray claimed that "I've been turning down a lot of TV and B movies. … Read More


1976 49 Years Old In 1976 he said he was broke. … Read More


1979 - 1981 2 More Events
1983 56 Years Old He returned to Crockett in 1983.
1984 57 Years Old Ray was originally cast in the role of Gurney Halleck in David Lynch's 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel Dune, but was replaced by Patrick Stewart due to ongoing issues with alcoholism. … Read More
1986 59 Years Old In 1986 Ray's SAG membership was revoked when it was discovered he was acting in a non-union production, Lethal Injection. … Read More


1989 62 Years Old In 1989 he was diagnosed with a malignant tumour.
1990 63 Years Old His last film was Shock 'Em Dead which was filmed in 1990 appearing with Traci Lords and Troy Donahue. … Read More
1991 64 Years Old 1 More Event
Ray remained in Crockett, with his mother and family and friends. On 19 February 1991 he was admitted to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinez, 40 miles east of San Francisco. … Read More
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