Anthony Ray, Oscar-Nominated Actor and Son of Director Nicholas Ray, Dies at Age 80

Updated On 21 Jul, 2018 Published On

Anthony Ray, an actor who in John Cassavetes' Shadows and earned an Oscar nomination for producing An Unmarried Woman and a son of Rebel Without a Cause director Nicholas Ray, has died at the age of 80.

The death of the actor, who passed away on June 29 in Saco, Maine after a long illness, was announced by his family.

Anthony appeared on Broadway in the William Inge and Elia Kazan drama The Dark at the Top of the Stairs.

He also starred on several other big movies including, Anthony Mann's Men in War (1957), Sidney J. Furie's A Cool Sound From Hell (1959).

Besides appearing in movies, the late actor also gave his recurring role to television shows like The Twilight Zone, The Untouchables, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, and Search for Tomorrow.

Born on 24 November 1937 to parents Nicholas Ray and Jean Evans, Anthony was raised in New York City and lived among Hollywood’s biggest stars.

His father married actress Gloria Grahame in 1948 but after four years of marriage, they got a divorce. divorcing four years later.

In 1960, the Anthony married his former stepmother Grahame in Tijuana, Mexico, and at the time they were 23 and 37 respectively. They ended their marriage in 1974.

Anthony is survived by his wife Eve Ray; daughter, Kelsey and son Tony Jr.

Rest In Peace Anthony!