George raft (born george ranft september 26, 1901 november 24, 1980) was an american film actor and dancer identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. George raft was born on september 26, 1895 and died on november 24, 1980. George raft would have been 85 years old at the time of death or 119 years old today. He attended school in both austin and houston before enrolling at the agricultural and mechanical college of texas (now texas a&m university). George raft actor some like it hot george raft was born and grew up in a poor family in hells kitchen, at the time one of the roughest, meanest areas of new york city. He was born george ranft, and was the son of eva (glockner) and conrad ranft, a department store deliveryman. George raft was born and grew up in a poor family in hells kitchen, at the time one of the roughest, meanest areas of new york city. He was born george ranft, and was the son of eva (glockner) and conrad ranft, a department store deliveryman. He spent his childhood in the tough hells kitchen area of new york, then left home at 13. He went on to be a prizefighter, ballroom dancer, and taxi-driver, meanwhile maintaining close contacts with new yorks gangster underworld. He eventually made it to broadway, then went to hollywood in the late 20s. Long-suffering wife of desi arnaz smart, smart woman and a great comedienne. Linked with milton berle, henry fonda, peter lawford, robert mitchum, george raft, george sanders, and orson welles. What im going to do, george raft told reg, is im going to give you an advance of 3,000. So he took the 3,000 and split it between freddie foreman he gave him 1,000. given how little hes remembered today, its remarkable to consider how often george brent, born march 15, 1904, worked with some of the most iconic actresses of the golden age of hollywood. forrest tucker got his start as one of george cukors pool boys he was hired to simply swim nude during the course of cukors parties. The nickname of his penis was sarge and he would entertain friends by putting golf balls with his cock. Ken berry, a co-star of tuckers on f troop also talked about forrests penis on a tv land interview.