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 Born on February 6, 1899.


1913 14 Years Old He moved with his family to Los Angeles, California, to escape the Mexican Revolution in 1913. … Read More
1917 18 Years Old A second cousin of the Mexican actresses Dolores del Río and Andrea Palma, he entered films in 1917 in bit parts; and he supplemented his income by working as a singing waiter. … Read More


1923 24 Years Old From 1923, he began to play more prominent roles. … Read More
1925 26 Years Old In 1925, he achieved his greatest success in Ben-Hur, his revealing costumes causing a sensation, and was elevated into the Hollywood elite. … 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 stablemate, John Gilbert, as a model lover. … Read More


1935 36 Years Old When Novarro's contract with MGM Studios expired in 1935, the studio did not renew it. … Read More


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


1968 69 Years Old 1 More Event
A Broadway tryout was aborted in the 1960s; but Novarro kept busy on television, appearing in NBC's The High Chaparral as late as 1968. … Read More
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