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Jack La Rue
was an American film and stage actor.
Born as Gaspere Biondolillo
, he worked on the New York stage from 1923 to 1931. He moved to Hollywood, where he appeared in numerous films. Sometimes mistaken for Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American actor. He is widely regarded as a cultural icon.The American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema....
, he played mostly thugs and gangsters.
For example, in such a role, La Rue tormented the wrongly-accused Richard Cromwell
Richard Cromwell, born LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh , was an American actor. His family and friends called him Roy, though he was also professionally known and signed autographs as Dick Cromwell. Cromwell's career was at its pinnacle with his work in Jezebel with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda and again...
in Universal Pictures
-1920:* White Youth* The Flaming Disc* Am I Dreaming?* The Dragon's Net* The Adorable Savage* Putting It Over* The Line Runners-1921:* The Fire Eater* A Battle of Wits* Dream Girl* The Millionaire...
's anti-Nazi action drama Enemy Agent
La Rue died of a heart attack at the age of 81. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
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- Night World
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- A Farewell to Arms
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- Christopher Strong
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- The Story of Temple Drake
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- To the Last Man
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- Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen
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- Special Agent (1935)
- Remember Last Night?
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- Captains Courageous (1937)
- The Gang's All Here
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- Charlie Chan in Panama
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- Enemy Agent (1940)
- The Sea Hawk
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- Footsteps in the Dark
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- The Desert Song
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- The Spanish Main
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- Dakota (1945)
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- Road to Utopia
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- Murder in the Music Hall
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- My Favorite Brunette
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- No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
- For Heaven's Sake
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- Robin and the 7 Hoods
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