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Also Known As: Aldo Dare, Aldo Dare Died: March 27, 1991
Born: September 25, 1926 Cause of Death: throat cancer and complications from pneumonia
Birth Place: Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor

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Gravel-voiced, thick-set former Navy frogman who was running for constable of Crockett, CA, when he drove his brother to an audition for the film "Saturday's Hero" (1951) and was hired instead by director David Miller. Early in Ray's career he starred in romantic leads, as one of the reminiscing lovers in George Cukor's "The Marrying Kind" (1951) and opposite Rita Hayworth in "Miss Sadie Thompson" (1953). In comic roles, Ray was the none-too-bright boxer in Cukor's "Pat and Mike" (1952) and an escaped convict in Michael Curtiz's "We're No Angels" (1955). By the mid-50s Ray was typecast as a hot-blooded, gung-ho character in action films and as GIs in "Battle Cry" (1955), "Men in War" (1957) and his last major film, "The Green Berets" (1968) with John Wayne.

Gravel-voiced, thick-set former Navy frogman who was running for constable of Crockett, CA, when he drove his brother to an audition for the film "Saturday's Hero" (1951) and was hired instead by director David Miller. Early in Ray's career he starred in romantic leads, as one of the reminiscing lovers in George Cukor's "The Marrying Kind" (1951) and opposite Rita Hayworth in "Miss Sadie Thompson" (1953). In comic roles, Ray was the none-too-bright boxer in Cukor's "Pat and Mike" (1952) and an escaped convict in Michael Curtiz's "We're No Angels" (1955). By the mid-50s Ray was typecast as a hot-blooded, gung-ho character in action films and as GIs in "Battle Cry" (1955), "Men in War" (1957) and his last major film, "The Green Berets" (1968) with John Wayne.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Shooters, The (1990)
2.
 Shock 'Em Dead (1990) Tony
3.
 Terror Night (1989)
4.
 Swift Justice (1989)
5.
 Dark Sanity (1989)
6.
 Blood Red (1989) Father Stassio
8.
 To Kill a Stranger (1987) Inspector Benedict
9.
 Hollywood Cop (1987) Fong
10.
 Sicilian, The (1987) Don Siano Of Bisacquino
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Milestones close milestones

1958:
TV debut, "K.O. Kitty" on "Desilu Playhouse"
1950:
Was campaigning for election as constable of Crockett CA when he was signed for first film, "Saturday's Hero"; elected constable and resigned after eight months (November 1950-September 1951, having made no arrests)
1979:
Appeared (clothed) in X-rated porn film, "Sweet Savage"
1944:
Was a Navy frogman and took part in the invasion of Okinawa
1951:
Film debut, "Saturday's Hero"
1968:
Last major film role in "The Green Berets"
1983:
Made theatrical stage debut in "Stalag 17" at the La Jolla Playhouse, CA
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Education

University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley, California - 1946

Notes

He received the best actor award from the Adult Film Association for his performance in "Sweet Savage" (1979)

He is a member of the American Legion.

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wife:
Shirley Green. Married in August 1951, divorced.
wife:
Jeff Donnell. Actor. Married on November 30, 1954; separated in September 1955; divorced in 1956; second wife.
wife:
Johanna Bennett. Casting director. Married March 27, 1960; divorced in March 1967.

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father:
Silvo M DaRe. Italian immigrant.
mother:
Maria DaRe. Italian immigrant.
brother:
Guido DaRe.
brother:
Mario DaRe.
brother:
Louis DaRe.
sister:
Regina Da Rae Winers.
daughter:
Clair DaRae. Mother, Shirley Green.
son:
Eric DaRe. Actor. Mother, Johanna Bennett; co-starred on TV series, "Twin Peaks" as the drug-dealing wife-beater Leo Johnson.
son:
Paul DaRe. Accountant. Mother, Johanna Bennett.
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