Rags Ragland

Rags Ragland

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Rags Ragland was born on Aug 23, 1905 in USA. Rags Ragland's big-screen debut came with A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by William Dieterle in 1935, strarring Acting Troupe Member (uncredited).

Rags Ragland was a boxer, then a burlesque comedian and then a Broadway performer before ending up in Hollywood to repeat his stage role as the boisterous sailor in Panama Hattie (1942), in which Ann Sothern played on film the part that had been played on Broadway by Ethel Merman. Ragland, typecast as a good-natured oaf with a knack for fracturing the English language, had as his sole movie employer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, in some two dozen of whose lighter vehicles he appeared, in the company of such MGM luminaries as Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.

  • Birthday

    Aug 23, 1905
  • Place of Birth

    Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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