Ray Mala (December 27, 1906 – September 23, 1952) (birth name Ray Agnaqsiaq Wise) was one of Hollywood's Native American movie actors along with other Native American actors Lillian St. Cyr, Jesse Cornplanter, Chief Yowlachie, William Eagle Shirt, and Will Rogers who had successful careers before Mala. Another Inuit actor, Columbia Enuteseak (aka Nancy Columbia), had worked for the Selig Polyscope Company and Triangle Film Corporation as early as the late teens. Ray Mala's career had peaked in the 1930s, and in 2009 he was named a "Top Ten Alaskan" by TIME Magazine. He was most prominently known for his lead role in Republic Pictures' 14-part serial Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936) followed by his feature role in MGM's Eskimo, directed by Woody Van Dyke.
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