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Let us sing praises to Aldo Ray. Did any of you eldergays know know him?

He made some porn iirc.

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by Anonymousreply 7011/20/2020

He was in a porn movie in the 1970s when he was a raging alcoholic and his career was in the shitter, but he didn't have any sex scenes in the movie.

He was hot as hell in his youth and rumored to be hung like a horse.

by Anonymousreply 111/16/2020

His was beautiful in The Marrying Kind.

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by Anonymousreply 211/16/2020

The porn movie he was in is called "Sweet Savage."

Here's some more trivia - the star of that movie was Carol Connors, mother of Thora Birch

by Anonymousreply 311/16/2020

From "Battle Cry" (1955) - so handsome, so manly!

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by Anonymousreply 411/16/2020

He said in an interview that he let George Cukor give him a blow job so he could get the part in The Marrying Kind.

by Anonymousreply 511/16/2020

I think this is the standard stock pic of him.

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by Anonymousreply 611/16/2020

And this is the ONLY shot I could get of his ass in "Battle Cry".

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by Anonymousreply 711/16/2020

Was a member of the US Navy's UDT-17. Trained in Hawaii, the team cleared landing beaches of obstacles and coral heads in the Pacific during World War II, and participated in the largest UDT operation of the Pacific War--the invasion of Okinawa, in March 1945. In 1983 the UDTs (Underwater Demolition Teams ) were re-designated as SEAL Teams.

by Anonymousreply 811/16/2020

Undeniably sexy, and that slightly raspy voice just added to it. He had a very 'Tom of Finland' face.

by Anonymousreply 911/16/2020

Super hot!

by Anonymousreply 1011/16/2020

There's a scene in the Marrying Kind where he has a dream that he's going down a conveyor belt. He's only in his boxer shorts and a t-shirt, and as he goes down the belt, his t-shirt rides up, exposing his hairy torso.

That scene made me a fan.

by Anonymousreply 1111/16/2020

And his son was Leo on Twin Peaks

by Anonymousreply 1211/16/2020

He had a Tab Hunter-ish quality about him.

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by Anonymousreply 1311/16/2020

What I loved about him was his unabashed manliness. Hairy chested in a world of shaven torsos. Raspy voiced in a world of mellifluous tones. Kind of clunky in a world of smooth operators.

Knew a guy years ago who said he grew up in a suburban L.A. neighborhood where Ray was his next door neighbor. Said he kept to himself, but was nice enough. Used to mow his lawn, then sit out with a couple of beers. Normal guy.

by Anonymousreply 1411/16/2020

R5, is there a link to this story?

by Anonymousreply 1511/16/2020

Aldo Ray was popular eye candy at George Cukor's Sunday afternoon pool parties. Forrest Tucker was another.

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by Anonymousreply 1611/16/2020

R16 That's the scene I was describing in R11! So sexy!

by Anonymousreply 1711/16/2020

R15 It's talked about here. The actual quote from Aldo Ray:

"George Cukor gave me my big break in this business. He thought I could be a star, and I knew somebody important like him could easily help me, so I let him take his pleasure and it didn't compromise me in the least."

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by Anonymousreply 1811/16/2020

He was pretty good in "Nightfall," a late-era noir with a young Anne Bancroft and Brian Keith. Recently on TCM.

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by Anonymousreply 1911/16/2020

[quote]Let us sing praises to Aldo Ray.

The expression is "sing the praises of," OP.

by Anonymousreply 2011/16/2020

Crushed on him madly and George Jaeckel (sp?) who had a similar look. Aldo was a perfect macho dream. Lucky George!

by Anonymousreply 2111/16/2020

Richard Jaekel, r21?

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by Anonymousreply 2211/16/2020

Love him but I'd like to say these photos don't really even do him justice. He had a particular manly charisma that really came through best in his early screen appearances. Check him out in Miss Sadie Thompson opposite Rita Hayworth. And God's Little Acre opposite Tina Louise.

Sex on a stick as they like to say around here.

by Anonymousreply 2311/16/2020

If only he gone down the conveyor belt the other way, his boxers would have slid down!

by Anonymousreply 2411/16/2020

I wonder if Anne had an affair with him on Nightfall. They were both Italian.

by Anonymousreply 2511/16/2020

His cute younger brother was on a You Bet Your Life episode.

by Anonymousreply 2611/16/2020

R20 You are right. It should be praises of, not to. Thank you for the correction.

by Anonymousreply 2711/16/2020

R20 You are right. It should be praises of, not to. Thank you for the correction.

by Anonymousreply 2811/16/2020

So, he let Cukor “take his pleasure?” He doesn’t really say what that entailed, did he?

by Anonymousreply 2911/16/2020

R23, the heat between the guys while Hayworth sings Blue Pacific Blues is ... amazing.

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by Anonymousreply 3011/16/2020

Aldo Ray and Charles Bronson in the same room?!?!? Outta' my way, boys.

by Anonymousreply 3111/16/2020

Studio sent Aldo Ray to ballet lessons because he walked like a truck driver or something.

Judy Holliday and Aldo Ray were magic in "The Marrying Kind". Their respective accents alone conjured a NYC that is long gone now.

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by Anonymousreply 3211/16/2020

Where is Crockett, California anyway?

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by Anonymousreply 3311/17/2020

Scene where their son "Joey" drowns still gets to me; Judy was fantastic.

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by Anonymousreply 3411/17/2020

Why isn't Judy Holliday bigger?

by Anonymousreply 3511/17/2020

R34 That scene was so shocking. Up until then, the movie had been kind of a lighthearted comedy. Then boom! The son dies. The tone of the movie completely shifted at that point.

by Anonymousreply 3611/17/2020

R31 Aldo and Charles together? Hot!

I was in Aldo's fanclub by the way. Someone named Sally Dexter was president of the Charles Bronson fanclub.

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by Anonymousreply 3711/17/2020

Here is the You Bet Your Life episode. Mario appears from 1.09.

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by Anonymousreply 3811/17/2020

Here is the You Bet Your Life episode. Mario appears from 1.09.

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by Anonymousreply 3911/17/2020

R39 His brother was cute, too.

by Anonymousreply 4011/17/2020

Not to hijack Aldo Ray's thread, but Judy Holliday's son Jonathan Oppenheimer recently passed away (16 July 2020)

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by Anonymousreply 4111/17/2020

It sounds like Aldo rather enjoyed his hookup with George Cukor.

by Anonymousreply 4211/17/2020

There's no such thing as a bad orgasm.

by Anonymousreply 4311/17/2020

R41 I was shocked to hear that. Very sad.

by Anonymousreply 4411/17/2020

R44 Why were you shocked? Was he famous, or is it the way he died? Never heard of him.

by Anonymousreply 4511/17/2020

r33 Crockett is on the other side of the Carquinez Bridge from Vallejo, in the East Bay. It was most famous for the huge C&H Sugar refinery.

by Anonymousreply 4611/17/2020

Ex-c-u-u-u-s-e ME, r30???

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by Anonymousreply 4711/17/2020

Aldo Ray brought a reality and truth to American film acting yet he's never credited with it like Marlon Brando and James Dean. Maybe because Aldo's acting was effortless.

by Anonymousreply 4811/17/2020

Aldo Ray was cute when he was young and thin. But he was also a rabid right-wing Republican bordering on Nazi. Big, dumb and full of himself before he drank it all away.

by Anonymousreply 4911/17/2020

He hit me in the head with a fondue pot.

by Anonymousreply 5011/17/2020

"Battle Cry" made my younger male relative stop thinking classic movies were '"girl stuff."' When Aldo and Pat take their first walk after her dad says Aldo's approved, Ray briefly grabs (improv?) her ass--leading my shocked relative to shout "They grabbed ass back then?" and watch the whole film with me.

by Anonymousreply 5111/17/2020

He was cast in Dune, in the role finally played by Patrick Stewart. But could not control his drinking.

by Anonymousreply 5211/17/2020

I'm a big fan of Nightfall which has Aldo in his medium buff period. There one scene where he stands with his back to the camera and we get a great look at his ass.

by Anonymousreply 5311/17/2020

What other men did Aldo let take their pleasure with him? There had to be takers at Cukor's pool parties.

by Anonymousreply 5411/17/2020

Crockett, CA. Aldo apparently died in Martinez, which is nearby (and the county seat.)

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by Anonymousreply 5511/17/2020

He was shirtless and smokin' hot in "God's Little Acre" (1958)...

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by Anonymousreply 5611/17/2020

I read the title as Alvino Rey and thought now I’ve seen everything on DL.

by Anonymousreply 5711/17/2020

r57 don't you think it's time for a King Sisters thread here?

by Anonymousreply 5811/17/2020

R47 - Why did they replace Anita Ellis?

by Anonymousreply 5911/17/2020

R6 I first saw this picture in a massive well-illustrated book called "A Pictorial History of the Talkies" published in 1958.

The author Daniel Blum had thousands of movie stills plus around 20 pictures of men in very skimpy costumes.

I couldn't figure out if this was a private picture where he'd roll the fabric up to expose as much flesh as decency permitted.

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by Anonymousreply 6011/18/2020

^ I was suspicious there were so many beefcake pictures in that book.

Another picture from the 1930s showed the buttock of young teen washing in a wooden tub. I'm guessing it was from 'Huckleberry Finn' or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer from 1938

by Anonymousreply 6111/18/2020

Aldo Ray with Hepburn.

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by Anonymousreply 6311/18/2020

He was a big lunk, wasn't he?

You didn't expect him to make any conversation except grunting.

by Anonymousreply 6411/18/2020

He married Jeff Donnell.

by Anonymousreply 6511/18/2020

He would've been perfect as Piper Laurie's drunken husband Ralph.

"That smell of roadhouse whiskey....."

by Anonymousreply 6611/19/2020

I loved Leo in Twin Peaks. He was hot, and dangerous as fuck. Just like Dad.

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by Anonymousreply 6711/19/2020

I didn't like that Aldo Ray joke on The Golden Girls. He was so hot so I can't see why it would be embarrassing for Dorothy to be in his fan club.

by Anonymousreply 6811/19/2020

Compilation of hot AF Aldo in in the 50's...

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by Anonymousreply 6911/20/2020

Aldo Ray reminds me of physique model Dean Coulter but Aldo Ray only appeared in black and white.

by Anonymousreply 7011/20/2020
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