Richard Arlen

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Birthday
1, 1899
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Mar 28, 1976 (76)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1899
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Mar 28, 1976 (76)

About

Leading man during Hollywood's silent film era who played the world-weary hero in many pictures of the '20s and '30s. His western credits include Wanted: Dead or Alive, Wagon Train, and Lawman.

Before Fame

He served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps during WWI, though he never saw combat, and got a job at Paramount Pictures after falling off a bike and breaking his leg on their parking lot.

Trivia

Unlike most of his fellow actors, he leaped from silent pictures to talkies without a problem, and continued to play in adventure and western films into the 1940s.

Family Life

He was married three times. His second wife, Jobyna Ralston, was also a popular actress during the silent film era.

Associated With

He starred in the 1927 Oscar-winning film, Wings, which also featured a young man named Gary Cooper.