Aldo Ray

Aldo Ray (born Aldo DaRe; September 25, 1926 – March 27, 1991) was an American actor. Ray was born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, to an Italian family of five brothers and one sister. His brother Mario lettered in football at USC in the years 1952-54. In 1944, at the age of eighteen, Aldo Ray entered the Navy, where he served as a frogman until 1946 and saw action at Okinawa with UDT-17. Upon leaving the Navy, Ray entered the University of California at Berkeley, but his studies there were brief. Shortly after leaving Berkeley, Ray settled in Crockett, CA with his first wife Shirley Green. They had one child, a daughter named Claire DaRe, and Aldo was even elected the 12th Township Constable of Crockett, a small bedroom community just north of San Francisco. While constable of Crockett, CA, Aldo drove his brother Guido to an audition for the film Saturday's Hero (1951). Director David Miller was more interested in Aldo, because, it is rumored, of his voice, than in his brother, and hired him for the small role of a cynical college football player opposite John Derek and Donna Reed.


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