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August 30, 1896 - July 28,1983
Born and raised in Toronto Canada, Raymond was educated at the Toronto Universit and Balliol College in Oxford. He later joined the Canandian Field Artillery in World War I. During the World War he served in France where he was wounded.
His first introduction to entertainment was in a stage production in Siberia, while it was being occupied by the American Forces in 1918. After the war, he returned to his native Canada and the farm implement business. Still he was interested in the footlights of the theater.
He appeared at the Everyman Theatre in London where he did "In The Zone" in 1922.
That venture was the turning point of his career.
In 1939, he married his second wife Dorothy Whitney an American. He soon develops quite a following in the radio biz in America and becomes a citizen.
In the early 80's Massey's health begins to suffer and he dies following a bout with pneumonia. He is buried in the Ludington family plot in Beaverdale Cemetery, in the suburb of Hamden area, which is New Haven, Connecticut.
Grave photos were donated by: Al Magliochetti