Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Ramon Novarro 125 -- February 6, 2024


"Actor Ramon Novarro was born 125 years ago today, on 06-February-1899. He was born in Mexico, but his family emigrated to the United States in 1913 to get away from the Mexican Revolution. By the mid-1920s, he was a popular Latin lover" in Hollywood films. His career as a star was over by the mid-1930s, but he continued to act in smaller parts. He struggled to deal with his devout Catholicism and his homosexuality.


Novarro replaced George Walsh as the title character in the troubled production of Ben Hur. I liked him better than Charlton Heston. 

Motion Picture News, 08-September-1923

I also liked him in Rex Ingram's adaption of Rafael Sabbatini's Scaramouche

In 1968 two cowards robbed and murdered Ramon Novarro. 

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