Alma Rubens

Alma Rubens

Born Feb 19, 1897

Alma Rubens was an American silent film actress and stage performer.

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1897 Birth Born on February 19, 1897.


1916 19 Years Old 1 More Event
She quickly rose to stardom in 1916 after appearing opposite Douglas Fairbanks in The Half Breed. … Read More


1918 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1918, she announced that she was changing the spelling of her last name of Rueben to "Rubens" because it caused too much confusion in the movie industry and in publications. … Read More
1920 - 1921 2 More Events
1922 25 Years Old Rubens returned to the screen in 1922 with roles in Find the Woman and The Valley of Silent Men.
1923 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Her final film for Cosmopolitan Productions was the historical drama Under the Red Robe, in 1923. … Read More
1924 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1924, she starred in The Price She Paid for Columbia Pictures Corporation and had a supporting role in the Associated First National production Cytherea.
1925 28 Years Old From 1925 to 1926, she worked for Fox Film Corporation. … Read More
1926 29 Years Old Rubens third and final marriage was to actor Ricardo Cortez, whom she married on January 30, 1926 in Riverside, California. … Read More


1927 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Her final film for Fox was 1927's Heart of Salome, after which she decided to work freelance.
One of her final roles was as Julie in the 1929 part-talkie film version of Show Boat, her next-to-last film roles and one of her few sound films. … Read More
1930 33 Years Old In early February 1930, Rubens traveled to New York where she announced that she was free of drug addiction and was planning comeback with a vaudeville tour in the East. … Read More
She was there less than two weeks when, on January 5, 1931, she was arrested by Federal officers in San Diego for cocaine possession and conspiracy to smuggle morphine from Mexico into the United States. … Read More
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