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Jack La Rue
Jack La Rue
New York City, New York, USA
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Actor Jack La Rue Filmography

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Robin and the 7 Hoods
Robin and the 7 Hoods ( English )
Director: Edward G. Robinson
Music Director: William H. Daniels
Release date: 24-06-1964
For Those Who Think Young
Artist: James Darren , Pamela Tiffin , Paul Lynde , Bob Denver , Woody Woodbury
Release date: 01-06-1964
40 Pounds of Trouble
40 Pounds of Trouble ( English )
Director: Norman Jewison
Release Year: 1962
For Heaven's Sake
For Heaven's Sake ( English )
Director: George Seaton
Music Director: Alfred Newman
Release date: 15-12-1950
No Orchids for Miss Blandish
Music Director: George Melachrino
Release date: 13-04-1948
My Favorite Brunette
My Favorite Brunette ( English )
Director: Charles Arnt
Music Director: Daniel Dare
Release date: 04-04-1947
Murder in the Music Hall
Director: John English , Roland Asher
Release date: 10-04-1946
Road to Utopia
Road to Utopia ( English )
Artist: Bing Crosby , Bob Hope , Dorothy Lamour , Hillary Brooke , Douglass Dumbrille
Director: Hal Walker
Music Director: Leigh Harline
Release Year: 1946
Cornered ( English )
Music Director:
Release date: 25-12-1945
西班牙大陆 ( English )
Director: Frank Borzage , Lew Borzage
Music Director: Hanns Eisler
Release date: 01-10-1945
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Jack La Rue Biography

Jack La Rue (born Gaspere Biondolillo) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. La Rue went from high school to his first acting job, in Otis Skinner's road company production of Blood and Sand. He performed in Broadway plays from around 1923 to 1931. According to La Rue, while appearing in Mae West's play Diamond Lil, he was spotted by Howard Hawks, who offered him a part in the film Scarface, starring Paul Muni. He moved to Hollywood, where he appeared in numerous films. However, Scarface was not one of them. La Rue stated in a newspaper article that, after four days, Hawks had to replace him with George Raft because La Rue was taller than Muni and had a more powerful voice. Later, however, Raft turned down the role of the despicable villain in The Story of Temple Drake, fearing it would damage his screen image, so the part went to La Rue. Sometimes mistaken for Humphrey Bogart, he played thugs and gangsters for the most part. However, director Frank Borzage atypically cast him as a priest in the 1932 version of A Farewell to Arms simply because, according to newspaper columnist Hubbard Keavy, he was "tired of seeing conventional characters". La Rue stated he turned down a role in The Godfather and many parts in the television series The Untouchables because of the way they portrayed Italian-Americans. La Rue died of a heart attack at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 81. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.

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