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us: Novarro, Ramon, 1899-1968


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    • us: Samaniegos, Ramon, 1899-1968
    • us: Samaniego, Ramón Gil, 1899-1968
    • us: Samaniego, José Ramón Gil, 1899-1968
    • us: Navarro, Ramon, 1899-1968
    • us: Novarro, Roman, 1899-1968
    • us: Novarro, Raymond, 1899-1968
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    • found: Scaramouche [MP] 1923: credits (cast, Ramon Novarro)
    • found: Halliwell's Filmgoer's companion, 1980 (Ramon Novarro; b. 1899; d. 1968; actor; real name, Ramon Samaniegos)
    • found: Soares, A. Beyond paradise, 2002: CIP t.p. (Ramon Novarro) galley (Hollywood film star of 1920s and early 1930s; b. Feb. 6, 1899, in Durango, Mexico; surname at birth: Samaniego; many sources state he was baptized with fourteen names, but used only José Ramón Gil Samaniego after reaching adulthood; birth certificate shows only three names: Ramón Gil Samaniego; later came to U.S.; added "s" to end of surname: Ramon Samaniegos; used screen name: Ramon Novarro; Apr. 1924, legally adopted screen name as part of his own name--he would sign as: Ramón Novarro Samaniegos; name was often misspelled in print as "Navarro"; first name often misspelled as "Roman" or "Raymond"; "Ramón" lost its accent mark for good in English-lang. press, studio ads, film credits; d. night of Oct. 30, 1968)
    • found: IMDb, viewed March 24, 2017 (Ramon Novarro (1899-1968); Ramon Novarro, born José Ramón Gil Samaniego on February 6, 1899 in Durango, Mexico; his family moved to Los Angeles in 1913, as refugees from the Mexican Revolution; after stints as a ballet dancer, piano teacher and singing waiter, he became a film extra in 1917; for five years he remained an extra until director Rex Ingram cast him as Rupert in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922); in 1935 he left MGM and appeared on Broadway in a show that quickly flopped; his later career, when he was able to find work in films, consisted mostly of cameos; on October 30, 1968, Ramon Novarro was savagely beaten in his North Hollywood home by two young hustlers; they had heard, in error, that he had thousands of dollars locked away somewhere in his home; they never found any money, and Ramon was discovered dead the next day by his servant)
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