How tall was Richard Conte?
Richard Conte was born on 24 March 1910 in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Nicholas Richard Conte, son of an Italian-American barber. Since becoming a professional actor, the young Conte worked a number of roles including truck driver, clerk at Wall Street and singing waiter at a Connecticut casino. The role as a singing waiter led to New York theater jobs, where actors Elia Kazan and Julius "Julie" Garfinkle (later known as John Garfield) of the New York City Community Theatre met him in 1935.
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