Rudolph Valentino

Italian actor (1895–1926)

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor of silent movies. He was born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi in Castellaneta, Italy. He became popular as one of the first sex symbols in Hollywood in the 1920s.[1]

Rudolph Valentino
Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla

(1895-05-06)May 6, 1895
DiedAugust 23, 1926(1926-08-23) (aged 31)
Spouse(s)Jean Acker (1919-1923)
Natacha Rambova (1923-1925)

Valentino did not live long enough to see movies with sound replace silent movies. He died of peridontis on August 23, 1926,[2] at the age of 31.

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  1. Corliss, Richard (2011). "Son of the Sheik (1926) - The Best of Valentine's Day - TIME". Archived from the original on March 21, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  2. Glen Pringle and Kally Mavromatis (2011). "Silent Star of February". Retrieved March 13, 2011.

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