Ray Danton

Actor and Director
Born Sep 19, 1931

Ray Danton, also known as Raymond Danton, was a radio, film, stage, and television actor, director, and producer whose most famous roles were in the screen biographies The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960) and The George Raft Story (1962). He was married to actress Julie Adams from 1954–1981.… Read More

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1931 Birth Born on September 19, 1931.


1943 11 Years Old Ray Danton, born Raymond Kaplan in New York City, entered show business as a child radio actor on NBC radio's Let's Pretend show in 1943.
1950 18 Years Old Danton did many stage roles whilst attending the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Technical School and in 1950 went to London to appear on stage in the Tyrone Power production Mister Roberts.
1951 19 Years Old Danton's acting career was put on hold when he served in the United States Army infantry in the Korean War from 1951 - 1954.


1954 22 Years Old …  He was married to actress Julie Adams from 1954 - 1981.
1955 23 Years Old Danton made his film debut in Chief Crazy Horse in 1955 and became contracted to Universal Pictures His second film I'll Cry Tomorrow led to his typecasting as a smooth but dangerous villain. … Read More
1956 24 Years Old He was prolific in television work as well as film where he received the Golden Globe Award in 1956 for the new male star of the year in film. … Read More
1959 27 Years Old In 1959, he guest starred in the episode “The Meeting” of Bruce Gordon's NBC docudrama of the Cold War, Behind Closed Doors. … Read More


1970 38 Years Old In the mid-1960s Danton alternated between American television series and European films such as Corrida Pour en Espion/Code Name Jaguar and Secret Agent Super Dragon, including a 1970 Hawaii Five-0 episode "The Last Eden" (as bellicose Hawaiian singer Jimmy Nuanu). … Read More
1971 39 Years Old Danton continued directing as well as acting and started producing films such as Triangle in 1971. … Read More


1992 60 Years Old Died on February 11, 1992.
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