|Born||March 24, 1910 |
New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||April 15, 1975 |
Los Angeles, U.S.
Richard Conte rose to fame after being spotted by director Elia Kazan and his associate John Garfield who helped Conte find stage work. In the 1930s, he became a famous face on Broadway.
In the 1940s, he made his screen debut in Guadalcanal Diary as well as several other war films at the time. He acheived recognition after appearing in the film noir picture Whirlpool, with Gene Tierney, and costarred with James Stewart in the popular crime film Call Northside 777. However, one of his most famous roles was one of the Eleven in the Rat Pack movie Ocean's Eleven.