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Ray 'Crash' Corrigan ACTOR


Ray 'Crash' Corrigan was born on February 14th, 1902 in Milwaukee Wisconsin with the birth name Raymond Benitz.  He was very physically fit and grew up as a very good athlete.  He began working in Hollywood as the personal fitness trainer to a number of movie stars.  He would get cast in a number of small parts and then in 1932 he got a break with two films, "Undersea Kingdom" and "The Leathernecks Have Landed". 
He was then offered an opportunity to work on a series of western movies playing the role of Tucson Smith in "The Three Mesquiteers" (1936).  Crash starred in twenty four pictures and in 1939 left the series to pursue other opportunities.  In 1940, he found work on another movie series called, "Range Busters" and he worked on twenty episodes. 
He closed out his career returning to films with roles in, "White Gorilla" (1947), "Killer Apes" (1953) and "It, the Terror from Beyond Space" (1958).  Ray then retired from the industry and became involved in a number of other businesses such as purchasing  a ranch located in the foothills of Simi Valley California, called, Corriganville which was used for filming television and western films.  On the weekends he would open it to the public and children could come watch stunt men in fights and meet some famous actors.   
Crash was given his nickname due to his physique and ability to undertake dangerous stunts while working in the industry.  He married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Rita Jane Smeal whom he divorced in 1954 after having three children.  His second marriage was to Elaine DuPont for just a short while. 
Ray 'Crash' Corrigan passed away on August 10th, 1976 in Brookings Harbor, Oregon from a heart attack. 


1958 It! The Terror from Beyond Space
1957 Domino Kid 
1957 Zombies of Mora Tau 
1955 Apache Ambush 
1954 Man with the Steel Whip
1953 Killer Ape
1953 The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd
1952 Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla 
1950 Crash Corrigan's Ranch 
1949 The Adventures of Sir Galahad
1949 Zamba 
1948 Crime on Their Hands 
1948 Unknown Island 
1946 Renegade Girl 
1945 White Pongo
1945 The White Gorilla
1945 The Monster and the Ape
1944 The Monster Maker
1944 Nabonga
1943 She's for Me
1943 Bullets and Saddles
1943 Black Market Rustlers
1943 Captive Wild Woman
1943 Cowboy Commandos
1943 Land of Hunted Men 
1942 Dr. Renault's Secret
1942 Arizona Stage Coach
1942 Texas Trouble Shooters
1942 Boot Hill Bandits
1942 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx 
1942 Rock River Renegades 
1942 Thunder River Feud 
1941 Underground Rustlers
1941 Tonto Basin Outlaws 
1941 Saddle Mountain Roundup 
1941 Fugitive Valley
1941 Wrangler's Roost 
1941 Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona 
1941 The Kid's Last Ride 
1941 The Trail of the Silver Spurs 
1940 West of Pinto Basin 
1940 Trailing Double Trouble 
1940 The Ape 
1940 The Range Busters 
1939 New Frontier 
1939 Wyoming Outlaw 
1939 Three Texas Steers 
1939 The Night Riders 
1938 Red River Range 
1938 Santa Fe Stampede 
1938 Overland Stage Raiders 
1938 Pals of the Saddle 
1938 Heroes of the Hills 
1938 Three Missing Links 
1938 Riders of the Black Hills 
1938 Outlaws of Sonora 
1938 Call the Mesquiteers
1938 The Purple Vigilantes 
1937 Wild Horse Rodeo 
1937 The Trigger Trio 
1937 Heart of the Rockies 
1937 Range Defenders 
1937 The Painted Stallion 
1937 Come on, Cowboys 
1937 Gunsmoke Ranch 
1937 Hit the Saddle 
1937 Round-Up Time in Texas 
1937 Join the Marines 
1937 Riders of the Whistling Skull 
1936 Roarin' Lead 
1936 Country Gentlemen 
1936 Ghost-Town Gold 
1936 The Three Mesquiteers 
1936 The Vigilantes Are Coming 
1936 Kelly the Second 
1936 Undersea Kingdom 
1936 Flash Gordon 
1936 The Leathernecks Have Landed 
1936 Darkest Africa 
1935 The Singing Vagabond 
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty 
1935 Dante's Inferno 
1935 She 
1935 Night Life of the Gods 
1935 The Phantom Empire 
1935 Tomorrow's Youth
1934 Romance in the Rain 
1934 Murder in the Private Car 
1934 Tarzan and His Mate 
1934 Tomorrow's Children 
1932 Tarzan the Ape Man  

Matinee Classics - Overland Stage Raiders
Matinee Classics - Overland Stage Raiders starring John Wayne, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max 'Alibi' Terhune and Louise Brooks
Matinee Classics - Red River Range starring John Wayne, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max 'Alibi' Terhune, Kirby Grant, Polly Moran, Lorna Gray and Sammy McKim
Matinee Classics - Santa Fe Stampede starring John Wayne, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Max 'Alibi' Terhune, June Martel, William Farnum, Le Roy Mason, Martin Spellman, Genee Hall, Walter Wills, Ferris Taylor and Tom London
Matinee Classics - New Frontier starring John Wayne, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, Phyllis Isley, Eddy Waller, Sammy McKim, Roy Mason, Harrison Greene, Reginald Barlow, Burr Caruth and Dave O'Brien
Matinee Classics - Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
Matinee Classics - Ray 'Crash' Corrigan
Matinee Classics - The Painted Stallion starring Ray Crash Corrigan, Hoot Gibson, Yakima Canutt and Duncan Renaldo
Matinee Classics - Three Texas Steers starring John Wayne, Ray Crash Corrigan, Max Alibi Terhune, Carole Landis, Ralph Graves, Rosco Ates, Collette Lyons, Billy Curtis, Ted Adams, Stanley Blystone and David Sharpe
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