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Biography

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Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla, professionally known as Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926), was an Italian-born American actor who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. An early pop icon, a sex symbol of the 1920s, he was known as the "Latin Lover" or simply as "Valentino". He had applied for American citizenship shortly before his death, which occurred at age 31, causing mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelling him into iconic status.

Fact file

  • Born: Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla May 6, 1895 Castellaneta, Apulia, Italy
  • Died: August 23, 1926 (aged 31) New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Peritonitis
  • Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery 34°5′17″N 118°18′59″W / 34.08806°N 118.31639°W / 34.08806; -118.31639 (Rudolph Valentino Burial Site)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1914–1926
  • Spouse(s): Jean Acker (m. 1919; div. 1923) Natacha Rambova (m. 1923; div. 1925)

Read more about Rudolph Valentino at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2017-12-05 14:00:52
Oscar-nominated actress Terry Moore has joined the cast of Rudolph Valentino drama “Silent Life” in what will be the final film of her career, Variety has learned exclusively. Moore, 88, will star as the Lady in Black in the film, produced by Vladislav Kozlov under his Dreamer Pictures banner with ...

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LA Times Entertainme, 2013-02-14 14:00:00
The Rohauer Library, spanning 75 years of cinema, is now the Cohen Film Collection. Holdings are being restored for the theatrical and home markets.The Rohauer Library has been legendary among cinephiles for decades. The collection of more than 700 titles, acquired by the late film archivist-producer-distributor Raymond Rohauer, is a ...

Classic Hollywood: Spooky sightings in Hollywood
LA Times Entertainme, 2011-10-31 00:00:00
Rudolph Valentino, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift are among the screen legends with busy afterlives, 'visiting' old homes, the Roosevelt Hotel and other spots.Rudolph Valentino, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift are among the screen legends with busy afterlives, 'visiting' old homes, the Roosevelt Hotel and other spots.

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