Gene Raymond

D.O.B: Aug 13, 1908 |  New York City, New York, USA

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Gene Raymond was born on August 13, 1908, in New York City as Raymond Guion. He was a child performer and a Broadway veteran by the age of 12.

Biography

Gene Raymond was born on August 13, 1908, in New York City as Raymond Guion. He was a child performer and a Broadway veteran by the age of 12. Gene, a blond, husky, handsome actor, had his greatest popularity in the 30s and early 40s. His big break came in Personal Maid (1931). He was soon cast in classics such as Red Dust (1932) opposite Jean Harlow and Clark Gable and in Ex-Lady (1933) as Bette Davis s husband. He was known around Hollywood as being a dependable leading man and an all-around great guy with an almost pretty face and a pleasant singing voice. Raymonds career continued to grow with a starring role in Sadie McKee (1934) opposite Joan Crawford. Soon after, he met and fell in love with one of MGMs stars, the beautiful red-headed singer and actress Jeanette MacDonald. They married in 1937, after MacDonald completed her third of eight movies with Nelson Eddy. Her fans may have wanted her to marry Nelson Eddy, but it was Gene who stole her heart and she his. In 1941, he and Jeanette were cast opposite one another in Smilin Through (1941), their only picture together, and a picture they both treasured. In 1948, Gene tried his hand at directing and producing with Million Dollar Weekend (1948), but unfortunately it wasnt very successful.