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Ray, Nicholas

Thomas W. Collins

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Ray, Nicholas (07 August 1911–16 June 1979), film director, was born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle, Jr., in Galesville, Wisconsin, the son of Raymond Kienzle, a builder, and Lena Toppen. The family moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin, at the end of the First World War. Ray became interested in the theater at an early age. While attending high school he wrote and produced radio plays for a local station. A radio adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s ...

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Subjects: Film

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