Ramon Novarro

Born Feb 6, 1899

Ramón Novarro was a Mexican leading man actor in Hollywood in the early 20th century. He was the next male "Sex Symbol" after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Novarro was the victim of a violent extortion attempt which resulted in his death.

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1899 Birth Novarro was born José Ramón Gil Samaniego on February 6, 1899 in Durango, Mexico, to Dr. Mariano N. Samaniego, and his wife, Leonor (Gavilan). … Read More


1917 18 Years Old He entered films in 1917 in bit parts. … Read More


1923 24 Years Old From 1923, he began to play more prominent roles. … Read More
1925 26 Years Old In 1925, Novarro achieved his greatest success in Ben-Hur. … Read More
1926 27 Years Old With Valentino's death in 1926, Novarro became the screen's leading Latin actor, though ranked behind his MGM contemporary, John Gilbert, as a leading man. … Read More


1935 36 Years Old When his contract with MGM Studios expired in 1935 and the studio did not renew it, Novarro continued to act sporadically, appearing in films for Republic Pictures, a Mexican religious drama, and a French comedy. … Read More


1958 59 Years Old In 1958, he was considered for a role in the television series The Green Peacock, with Howard Duff and Ida Lupino, after their CBS Television sitcom Mr. Adams and Eve (1957–58). … Read More


1968 69 Years Old 1 More Event
Novarro kept busy on television, appearing in NBC's The High Chaparral as late as 1968. … Read More
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