Gene Raymond

Actor + Singer + Composer + Producer + Director
Born Aug 13, 1908

Gene Raymond was an American film, television, and stage actor of the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to acting, Raymond was also a composer, writer, director, producer, and decorated military pilot.

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1908 Birth Raymond was born Raymond Guion on August 13, 1908 in New York City. … Read More


1937 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Raymond married Jeanette MacDonald in 1937. … Read More
1938 29 Years Old Enraged, studio chief Mayer ordered MacDonald and Raymond to resume the appearance of a happily married couple, and, to demonstrate his power over their careers, he had Raymond blacklisted following his 1938 arrest. … Read More


1939 30 Years Old Following the beginning of war in Europe in 1939, Raymond felt certain the U.S. would eventually enter the war.
1941 32 Years Old He trained as a pilot for that eventuality, and after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Army Air Forces.
1942 33 Years Old He served as an observer aboard B-17 anti-submarine flights along the Atlantic coast before attending intelligence school and shipping out to England in July 1942. … Read More
1943 34 Years Old He was transferred back to the U.S. in 1943 and piloted a variety of aircraft, both bombers and fighters, in stateside duties.


1968 59 Years Old He remained in the United States Air Force Reserve following the war, retiring in 1968 as a colonel.


1998 90 Years Old On May 3, 1998, at age 89, Raymond died of pneumonia in Los Angeles, California. … Read More
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