Romantic silent film superstar who appeared in The Sheik (1921).
After moving to New York, he worked odd jobs as a gardener, a busboy, and as a taxi dancer.
His death at age thirty-one made him into a tragic icon.
He married actress Jean Acker in 1919 despite the fact that he was gay and she was in a lesbian love triangle with actresses Grace Darmond and Alla Nazimova.
Gloria Swanson was his costar in Beyond the Rocks.
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