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Nicholas Ray
Born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle, Jr.
(1911-08-07)August 7, 1911
Galesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died June 16, 1979(1979-06-16) (aged 67)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Film director
Years active 1948–1979
Spouse(s) Jean (Abrams) Evans[1] (1936–1942; divorced; 1 child)
Gloria Grahame (1948–1952; divorced; 1 child)
Betty Utey (1958–1964; divorced; 2 children)
Susan Schwartz (1969–1979; his death)

The imagination is a pretty precious source of protection.
I never try to show an actor what to do or what to say. He has to find out for himself. The role of the director is to guide him to that state, and then to implement it.
Nicholas Ray
As a human being, Joan Crawford is a great actress.
If it were all in the script, why make the film?
An actor can be as talented as another, but if he doesn't stick to what the director's intentions are, it all falls down. I adore working with actors.
Nicholas Ray