Gene Raymond

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Gene Raymond (born Raymond Guion; August 13, 1908 – May 3, 1998) was an American actor, screenwriter, songwriter, director, producer and composer. He was born in New York City.

His most notable movies include Red Dust (1932) with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable, Zoo in Budapest (1933) with Loretta Young, Ex-Lady (1933) with Bette Davis, Flying Down to Rio (1933) with Dolores del Río, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, I Am Suzanne (1934) with Lilian Harvey, Sadie McKee (1934) with Joan Crawford, Alfred Hitchcock's Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) with Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery, and The Locket (1946) with Laraine Day, Brian Aherne, and Robert Mitchum.

Raymond was married to actress Jeanette MacDonald from 1937 until her death in 1965. It was alleged that Raymond was gay and he had abused MacDonald physically during their marriage.[1]

Raymond died on May 3, 1998 from pneumonia in Los Angeles at the age of 89.[2]

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  1. "Gods and Foolish Grandeur: Gene Raymond, Buddy Rogers, and three rather odd Hollywood marriages". Nov 10, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  2. Vallance, Tom (28 May 1998). "Obituary: Gene Raymond". The Independent. Retrieved 5 October 2019.

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