Gene Raymond

Actor, TV host, Director
A handsome blond whose career encompassed stage and screen, Gene Raymond was one of the few performers who was successfully able to make the transition from child actor to adult star. Born Raymond Guion in NYC, he ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1908 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Paris 7000 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gun Riders 1969 (Movie)

of Death (Voice)

The Hanged Man 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

I'd Rather Be Rich 1963 (Movie)

Martin Wood (Actor)

The Best Man 1963 (Movie)

Don Cantwell (Actor)

The Hanged Man 1963 (Movie)

Whitey Devlin (Actor)

Plunder Road 1957 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Hit the Deck 1955 (Movie)

Wendell Craig (Actor)

Assigned to Danger 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1940 (Movie)

Jefferson Custer (Actor)

The Life of the Party 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

That Girl From Paris 1935 (Movie)

Windy McLean (Actor)

I Am Suzanne 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zoo in Budapest 1932 (Movie)

Zani (Actor)

Red Dust 1931 (Movie)

Gary Willis (Actor)

Ann Carver's Profession (Movie)

Bill Graham (Actor)

Brief Moment (Movie)

Rodney Deane (Actor)

Coming Out Party (Movie)

Chris Hansen (Actor)

Cross Country Romance (Movie)

Larry Smith (Actor)

Ex-Lady (Movie)

Don Peterson (Actor)

Flying Down to Rio (Movie)

Roger Bond (Actor)

Hooray for Love (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

If I Had a Million (Movie)

John Wallace (Actor)

Sadie McKee (Movie)

Tommy Wallace (Actor)

Seven Keys to Baldpate (Movie)

Magee (Actor)

Smartest Girl in Town (Movie)

Dick Smith (Actor)

Smilin' Through (Movie)

Jeremy Wayne (Actor)

Sofia (Movie)

Steve Roark (Actor)

Stolen Heaven (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

The Bride Walks Out (Movie)

Michael Martin (Actor)

The House on 56th Street (Movie)

Monte Van Tyle (Actor)

There Goes My Girl (Movie)

Jerry Martin (Actor)

Walking on Air (Movie)

Pete Quinlan (Actor)
Music (1)

Smartest Girl in Town (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Biography

A handsome blond whose career encompassed stage and screen, Gene Raymond was one of the few performers who was successfully able to make the transition from child actor to adult star. Born Raymond Guion in NYC, he started acting in children's shows in stock at age five. By age 12, he was appearing on Broadway in "The Piper" (1920). Over the course of the decade, he was constantly employed in stage productions, including a two-year run in "The Cradle Snatchers" (1925-27), featured alongside Humphrey Bogart and Edna May Oliver. With the advent of talking pictures, he was among the many stage-trained actors who headed to Hollywood.

Relationships

LeRoy D Guion

Father

Mary Guion

Mother

Nelson Hees

Wife
Married from September 8, 1974 until her death in 1995

Jeanette MacDonald Actor

Wife
Married from June 16, 1937 until her death in 1965

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

Milestones

1969

Was series regular on the short-lived ABC adventure "Paris 7000"

1968

Final film credit, provided the voice of Death in "The Gun Riders"

1967

As Air Force Reserve colonel, flew jets in South Vietnam

1964

Had featured role in "The Best Man"

1957

Returned to the stage as Mercutio in a Pasadena production of "Romeo and Juliet"

1948

Provided story for, acted in and made directorial debut with "Million Dollar Weekend"

1940

Appeared opposite wife Jeanette MacDonald in "Smilin' Through"

1935

Put under contract by RKO

1933

Appeared as the love interest of Delores Del Rio in "Flying Down to Rio"

1932

Had supporting role in"Red Dust"

1931

Feature film debut, "Personal Maid"

1929

Last Broadway appearance as Raymond Guion, "Young Sinners"

1925

Had long run in the Broadway play "The Cradle Snatchers", co-starring with Humphrey Bogart and Enda May Oliver

1920

Broadway acting debut in "The Piper"; billed as Raymond Guion

1914

Made acting debut on stage at age 5 in children's plays (date approximate)

Throughout the 1920s appeared frequently on Broadway in plays like "Why Not?" (1922) and "Sherlock Holmes" (1928)

Hosted "TV Readers Digest" (ABC)

Was a colonel in the US Air Force Reserve

Toured in summer stock and national companies of Broadway plays in the 1950s

Served in the US Army Air Force as a bomber pilot during WWII

Was host of the anthology series "Fireside Theater" on NBC

Moved to Hollywood; adopted stage name of Gene Raymond

Bonus Trivia

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Raymond was awarded the Legion of Merit in the 1960s.

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