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Ramon Novarro

Ramon NovarroAKA Ramón Gil Samaniego

Born: 6-Feb-1899
Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
Died: 30-Oct-1968
Location of death: North Hollywood, CA
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ben-Hur

Novarro was a silent star who successfuly made the switch to talkies. His first break was Scaramouche but he is best known for being cast as the lead in Ben-Hur, when all the filming on that picture was scrapped and re-shot. Novarro's salary at the peak reached $10,000/week. Scandal erupted in 1968 after Novarro was beaten to death at his home by a pair of teenage boys, Paul (age 17) and Tom Ferguson (age 22).

Father: Mariano N. Samaniego (dentist)
Mother: Leonor Gavilan
Brother: (older)
Girlfriend: Anita Page (together 1929-30)

    Golden Globe 1960 Special Award
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6350 Hollywood Blvd.
    Inmate: Los Angeles County Jail one day (Oct-1962)
    Aztec Ancestry Maternal
    Mexican Ancestry
    Spanish Ancestry Maternal
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Heller in Pink Tights (29-Feb-1960)
    Crisis (7-Jul-1950) · Col. Adragon
    The Outriders (1-Mar-1950) · Don Antonio Chaves
    The Big Steal (9-Jul-1949) · Inspector General Ortega
    We Were Strangers (27-Apr-1949) · Chief
    Laughing Boy (13-Apr-1934) · Laughing Boy
    The Cat and the Fiddle (16-Feb-1934) · Victor Florescu
    The Barbarian (12-May-1933) · Jamil
    The Son-Daughter (23-Dec-1932)
    Huddle (14-May-1932) · Tony
    Mata Hari (26-Dec-1931) · Lt. Alexis Rosanoff
    Son of India (1-Aug-1931) · Karim
    Daybreak (2-May-1931) · Willi
    Call of the Flesh (16-Aug-1930)
    In Gay Madrid (17-May-1930) · Ricardo
    The Pagan (27-Apr-1929) · Henry Shoesmith, Jr.
    The Flying Fleet (19-Jan-1929) · Tommy Winslow
    Across to Singapore (7-Apr-1928) · Joel Shore
    The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (21-Sep-1927) · Prince Karl Heinrich
    Ben-Hur (30-Dec-1925)
    The Red Lily (8-Sep-1924)
    The Arab (13-Jul-1924)
    Scaramouche (15-Sep-1923)
    The Prisoner of Zenda (11-Sep-1922) · Rupert of Hentzau


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