Man Ray, the late actor who died of pneumonia in 2012, was not the greatest hero of the 20th century, but his role in Hollywood movies, particularly the blockbuster Man Ray: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, was.
And there are plenty of great ones.
So let’s start with Man Ray.
The man was a legend in his own right, the creator of a genre-defining character who was one of the most iconic actors in the history of film.
His most notable films included The Spy, Man Ray and The Man Who Came to Dinner.
And that is not all.
He also wrote, directed and starred in several other films.
Man Ray is widely credited with bringing the idea of the spy to life in the late 1940s.
The idea of a spy infiltrating an American city, spying on the President, planting a bomb on a movie theater and then having the bombs detonated on the audience was an idea that would be popular in the 1940s and 1950s.
Ray himself was a keen spy.
He said, “I’m not a spy.
I don’t like the idea.”
He didn’t say, “It’s better to spy than be a spy.”
He said that spy-satisfaction is better than the spy-displeasure.
Ray did not make a living as a spy, but he worked hard for the industry.
He made a lot of money doing this.
He was a talented actor, but as a director he was not great.
Manray had a talent for directing, but the man did not have the ability to get a story across.
And so, Ray’s movie, The Spy That Came in From the Cold (1950), was not a hit.
Ray was well-known in Hollywood, and he made a name for himself in his films as the star of The Man With the Golden Arm, The Man with the Iron Will and The Spy.
He did it all.
Ray’s career, as a star, also included a few movies.
ManRay is not one of those movies that has an easygoing, happy ending.
He dies, and the movie is not over.
The film was released on VHS and DVD in 2002.
It is not known whether Ray was able to find a home for it in theaters or on DVD.
It may have become available in a digital format.
Ray also has an interesting story about his death.
Ray had a stroke at age 50, but doctors found nothing wrong with his brain.
But when his wife, Mary, was diagnosed with cancer, she had a brain tumor removed.
Ray, who was very active in his wife’s cancer treatment, was very concerned.
So he had a very hard time with the fact that Mary was dying.
He decided to see how the brain would respond to the tumor.
Ray said he was able, as his wife was dying, to “see” the tumor growing and to tell her that he would never see her again.
Ray is also known for his wife of 60 years, actress Susan Sarandon.
Susan died at age 84 in 2011, and Ray was a part of her funeral.
Susan and Ray were married for only two months in 1952, and Susan and her husband were married two years later.
They had a son, Michael, and a daughter, Karen, in 1995.
Ray and Susan were married twice more.
In the mid-1970s, Susan died of cancer.
Ray died in 1991.
Ray has not been seen since that date.
Ray spent time in a wheelchair.
He died at his home in Texas in 2012.
In his later years, Ray has lived in Florida and New York.
Ray will be sorely missed.
There is an ongoing lawsuit filed by the family of Ray against Warner Bros., which is seeking unspecified damages for Ray’s death.
But it’s not just a Ray lawsuit.
Warner Bros. has a history of not honoring a great actor who dies.
The studio is also in the middle of a massive lawsuit with Michael Jackson’s estate against Universal Studios over his likeness in the 1992 film Jackson’s Thriller.
The Jackson estate is suing Universal for not paying royalties from the movie and to be paid royalties from all future Jackson-related material.
Universal has sued Warner Bros for a similar issue in the past.
The lawsuit against Universal has been dismissed in that case, but in a separate lawsuit filed in June by the estate of actor Christopher Walken, the estate wants Warner Bros to pay Walken royalties from future Jackson music.
The estate also wants to recover any royalties that Warner Bros might receive from the future release of the movie The Lion King.
Universal Studios and Warner Bros did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
A Warner Bros spokesman said that “We take the rights of artists very seriously and have always been committed to honoring the legacy of our greatest stars.”