Richard Conte

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Birthday
24, 1910
Birthplace
Jersey City, NJ
Death Date
Apr 15, 1975 (65)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1910
Birthplace
Jersey City, NJ
Death Date
Apr 15, 1975 (65)

About

He was a popular actor of many 1940s and 1950s films, and played a role in The Godfather. His other credits include Ocean's 11 and I'll Cry Tomorrow.

Before Fame

Before his Hollywood debut, he worked as a truck driver and a Wall Street clerk, and got a job as a waiter and singer at a resort.

Trivia

He was considered for the title role of The Godfather, but was cast as a rival don, who was assassinated in the film.

Family Life

He grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of a Italian immigrant who worked as a barber.

Associated With

He got started on Broadway with the help of the great Broadway actor and director, Elia Kazan.