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Rudolph Valentino

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Birthday
6, 1895
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Aug 23, 1926 (31)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1895
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Aug 23, 1926 (31)

About

Romantic silent film superstar who appeared in the 1921 film, The Sheik. His other notable films include Blood and Sand, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and The Eagle.

Before Fame

After moving to New York, he worked as a gardener, a busboy, and as a taxi dancer.

Trivia

He died at age thirty-one, becoming a tragic icon.

Family Life

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.

Associated With

Gloria Swanson was his costar in Beyond the Rocks.