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  • Ray Sharkey

    Born on November 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York

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The Idolmaker (1980)

Ray Sharkey as "Vinnie Vacarri"

Music producer and songwriter Vincent Vacarri (Ray Sharkey) believes that it takes good looks, not talent, to become a teen idol in 1950s America. So when he discovers handsome-faced Tomaso (Paul Land), he sweet-talks him into losing his saxophone and instead becoming a singer. Soon after, Tomaso is transformed into the newest pop star -- Tommy Dee. But when Vacarri takes on a second protégé, Caesare (Peter Gallagher), the rivalry between the two egotistical performers spirals out of control.

Golden Globe (1980) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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