Friday, July 3, 2009


"RACE GENTRY says he was born lucky. When he was 12, he found $125 in an old drain pipe. When he was 17, agent Henry Wilcox drove into the gas station where he was working and said: "Would you like to be in pictures?" A few months later he found himself playing with Rock Hudson at UI in The Lawless Breed, and he's still there, doing very nicely. His latest is Black Horse Canyon.
Race was born John Papiro, son of an Italian jewelry manufacturer, in Los Angeles on February 23, 1934. The name Race is more appropriate, for he grew up to be a hot rod enthusiast. Except for dates with many gals, racing is still his favorite fun. Fans predict stardom will be just as speedy!"
-- Movie Life, 1954

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