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Ricardo Cortez

Ricardo CortezAKA Jacob Krantz

Born: 19-Sep-1899
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 28-Apr-1977
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Torrent


[1] Adopted the name "Ricardo Cortez" to capitalize on the trend to have Latin actors in the 1920s-30s. Being a Jew from Vienna, he had no Latin roots whatsoever.

Brother: Stanley Cortez (cinematographer, b. 1908, d. 1997)
Wife: Alma Rubens (silent film actress, m. 30-Jan-1926, d. 22-Jan-1931 pneumonia)
Wife: Christine Coniff Lee (m. 8-Jan-1934, div. 14-Jun-1940)
Wife: Margaret Belle (until his death)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1500 Vine St. (motion pictures)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Girl in 313 (31-May-1940)
    Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (3-Nov-1939)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Last Hurrah (24-Oct-1958) · Sam Weinberg
    Bunco Squad (1-Sep-1950)
    Mystery in Mexico (21-Aug-1948)
    The Locket (20-Dec-1946) · Mr. Bonner
    The Inner Circle (7-Aug-1946)
    Make Your Own Bed (26-May-1944)
    Tomorrow We Live (23-Dec-1942)
    I Killed That Man (28-Nov-1941) · Phillips
    Murder Over New York (13-Dec-1940)
    Charlie Chan in Reno (31-May-1939)
    Mr. Moto's Last Warning (20-Jan-1939) · Fabian
    West of Shanghai (28-Oct-1937) · Gordon Creed
    The Case of the Black Cat (31-Oct-1936) · Perry Mason
    Postal Inspector (16-Aug-1936)
    The Walking Dead (14-Mar-1936) · Nolan
    The Murder of Dr. Harrigan (11-Jan-1936)
    Frisco Kid (30-Nov-1935)
    Special Agent (14-Sep-1935)
    Shadow of Doubt (15-Feb-1935) · Sim
    I Am a Thief (24-Nov-1934) · Pierre
    The Firebird (3-Nov-1934)
    A Lost Lady (29-Sep-1934)
    The Man with Two Faces (4-Aug-1934) · Weston
    Hat, Coat and Glove (26-Jul-1934) · Robert Mitchell
    Wonder Bar (28-Feb-1934)
    Mandalay (10-Feb-1934) · Tony Evans
    The Big Shakedown (6-Jan-1934)
    The House on 56th Street (2-Dec-1933) · Blaine
    Torch Singer (8-Sep-1933)
    Midnight Mary (30-Jun-1933) · Leo
    Flesh (8-Dec-1932) · Nicky
    The Phantom of Crestwood (14-Oct-1932) · Gary Curtis
    Thirteen Women (16-Sep-1932) · Sgt. Barry Clive
    Is My Face Red? (17-Jun-1932)
    Symphony of Six Million (14-Apr-1932) · Felix
    Men of Chance (26-Dec-1931) · Johnny Silk
    Bad Company (8-Nov-1931)
    Transgression (15-Jun-1931) · Don Arturo
    The Maltese Falcon (13-Jun-1931) · Sam Spade
    Big Business Girl (12-Jun-1931) · R. J. Clayton
    Behind Office Doors (15-Mar-1931)
    Ten Cents a Dance (20-Feb-1931) · Bradley Carlton
    Illicit (14-Feb-1931) · Price Baines
    Montana Moon (20-Mar-1930) · Jeff
    The Younger Generation (4-Mar-1929)
    The Private Life of Helen of Troy (9-Dec-1927)
    Mockery (13-Aug-1927) · Dimitri
    Torrent (8-Feb-1926) · Don Rafael Brull
    The Pony Express (4-Sep-1925)



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