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Nicholas Ray

Nicholas RayAKA Raymond Nicholas Kienzle

Born: 7-Aug-1911
Birthplace: Galesville, WI
Died: 16-Jun-1979
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Buried, Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Film Director

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rebel Without a Cause


[1] Jonathan Rosenbaum, Essential Cinema: On the Necessity of Film Canons, page 334. "Bisexual for much of his life, Ray was arguably a director who invested both kinds of pairings with similar erotic as well as romantic dynamics." Mark Cousins, The Story of Film, page 229, calls him "Socially concscious, troubled, and bisexual."

Wife: Jean Evans (m. 1930, div. 1940)
Wife: Betty Utey
Wife: Susan Schwartz
Wife:
Gloria Grahame (actress, m. 1-Jun-1948, div. 14-Aug-1952)
Son: Anthony Ray (who later married stepmother Gloria Grahame)
Daughter: Nica Ray
Daughter: Julie Ray
Mistress: Natalie Wood (1954)

    RKO Radio Pictures under contract
    Coolest Headshots
    Missing Eye embolism 1969

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Lightning Over Water (11-Sep-1980)
    55 Days at Peking (29-May-1963)
    King of Kings (11-Oct-1961)
    The Savage Innocents (1-Nov-1960)
    Party Girl (28-Oct-1958)
    Wind Across the Everglades (11-Sep-1958)
    The True Story of Jesse James (Feb-1957)
    Bitter Victory (1957)
    Bigger Than Life (2-Aug-1956)
    Hot Blood (Mar-1956)
    Rebel Without a Cause (27-Oct-1955)
    Run for Cover (29-Apr-1955)
    Johnny Guitar (27-May-1954)
    The Lusty Men (24-Oct-1952)
    On Dangerous Ground (12-Feb-1952)
    Flying Leathernecks (28-Aug-1951)
    Born to be Bad (27-Aug-1950)
    In a Lonely Place (17-May-1950)
    They Live By Night (26-Oct-1949)
    A Woman's Secret (5-Mar-1949)
    Knock on Any Door (21-Feb-1949)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Lightning Over Water (11-Sep-1980) · Himself
    Hair (14-Mar-1979) · The General
    The American Friend (24-Jun-1977)
    James Dean: The First American Teenager (1975) · Himself


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