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1. When was he born?

2. Where was he born?

3. What was his birth name?

4. Was he of German or Italian descent?

5. He was a boyhood friend of what gangster?

6. As a young man, Raft showed aptitude in what art?

7. His elegant fashion sense was compared to what silent film sex symbol?

8. Raft became part of the stage act of what flamboyant speakeasy hostess?

9. What did Fred Astaire say about Raft's dancing?

10. He had a colorful unbilled dancing role in what 1932 James Cagney/Loretta Young flick?

11. His big break came later in 1932 as the nickel-flipping second lead alongside Paul Muni's raging killer in what gangster film?

12. Due to his lifelong friendship with Owney Madden, Raft was a friend or acquaintance of several other crime figures, notably what two?

13. What was his first film as a leading man?

14. What was his character's name in 1934's Bolero?

15. Who wrote the novel The Glass Key?

16. What famed dance team were uncredited choreographers for 1935's Rumba?

17. He garnered top billing over Henry Fonda and John Barrymore in what 1938 film?

18. In Invisible Stripes, who played his little brother?

19. What novel was adapted into the film They Drive by Night?

20. Each Dawn I Die is a 1939 gangster film featuring what two actors in their only movie together as leads?

21. Raft chose to do what film over the remake of the 1931 pre-Code version of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon?

22. Ann Harding played his adopted Aunt Matilda in what 1947 movie?

23. Please name his wife.

24. How many children did he have?

25. When did he pass away?

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