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Also Known As: John Lee Morgan Beauregard Ragland Died: August 20, 1946
Born: August 28, 1906 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA Profession: Cast ... actor


Robert Raglan was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Raglan's career beginnings included film roles in "23 Paces to Baker Street" (1956) with Van Johnson, the drama "The Deadliest Sin" (1956) with Sydney Chaplin and the Jeffrey Hunter spy thriller "Count Five and Die" (1958). Raglan made film his next project, appearing in the Jack Hawkins dramatic adaptation "Gideon's Day" (1959), the Francoise Dorleac comedic adaptation "Where the Spies Are" (1965) and "Loot" (1970) with Richard Attenborough. He also appeared in the Peter Sellers comedy "The Magic Christian" (1970) and the Olivia Newton-John musical "Toomorrow" (1970). Later in his career, Raglan acted in "Catch Me a Spy" (1971).


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Source: Wikipedia, Internet Movie Database, And Turner Classic Movies: Character Actor segment.

"Rags" Ragland

Born: John Lee Morgan Beauregard Aug. 23, 1905 in Louisville, Kentucky,
Died: Aug. 20, 1946 in Los Angeles

Rags has 18 films to his credit mostly playing the good-natured oaf. He played opposite the likes of Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Abbott and Costello and Red Skeleton. Before Hollywood, Rags was a trucker, a boxer and a movie projectionist. It was in his twenties when he entered the burlesque circuit. He became one of the house comics for Minsky’s. He quickly got a reputation for his wild ad-libs, his unpredictable intrusions into other comic’s acts, and his healthy off-stage libido. It was said that Rags was most happy with a drink in one hand, and a girl on the other. Sadly on Aug. 20 1946 Rags passed away suddenly of Uremia. It was just three days shy of his 41st birthday.

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