Date of Birth:
27 June 1920
Ray McDonald played in 1 movies in the Comedy, Romance genres.
Ray McDonald got succeed with average imdb rating 6.4.
Brother of actress Grace McDonald.
The cause of his death has been a matter of contention for decades. Hollywood hearsay has it that he took his own life by overdosing on sleeping pills, depressed over the state of his career. His daughter Liza, however, maintains that his career was thriving, having done the Ed Sullivan variety show "Toast of the Town" (1948) (aka The Ed Sullivan Show) a few weeks before. At the time of his death, in fact, he was in New York preparing to do a Chuck McCann comedy show. He died in his hotel room apparently of visceral congestion (choking to death on food). Because sleeping pills were found in his room, reporters assumed it was suicide and the rumor caught on. According to the Medical Examiner, Liza says, no drugs were found in her father's system and the death certificate supports her claim.
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