Damaso de Alonso
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Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
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The Bad and the Beautiful
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Full Name at Birth
Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso
Buster Keaton, Kay Francis
Gilbert Roland (December 11, 1905 – May 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American film and television actor.
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Gilbert Roland (December 11, 1905 – May 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American film actor.
He was born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico and originally intended to become a bullfighter like his father. When the family moved to the United States, however, he became interested in acting when he was picked at random for a role as an extra. He chose his screen name by combining the names of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. He was often cast in the typical "Latin Lover" role.
Roland's first major role was in the collegiate comedy The Plastic Age (1925) together with Clara Bow, to whom he became engaged. In 1927, he played Armand in Camille opposite Norma Talmadge, with whom he was romantically involved, and they starred together in several productions. Roland later appeared in Spanish language adaptations of American films, in romantic lead roles.
Beginning in the 1940s, critics began to take notice of his acting and he was praised for his supporting roles in John Huston's We Were Strangers (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Thunder Bay (1953), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). He also appeared in a series of films in the mid-1940s as the popular character "The Cisco Kid". He played Hugo, the agnostic (and totally fictional) friend of the three shepherd children in The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, based on the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. In 1953 he starred in the epic Beneath the 12-Mile Reef as Greek-American sponge diver Mike Petrakis. His last film appearance was in the 1982 western Barbarosa.
Active - 1925 - 1982 | Born - Dec 11, 1905 in Juarez (or Chihuahua), Mexico | Genres - Drama, Western, Action, Adventure, Romance
Biography by Hal Erickson
Mexico-born Gilbert Roland planned to become a bullfighter like his father, but these plans were shelved when his family moved to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution. Roland began getting film work as an extra in 1918 in such productions as Cecil B. DeMille's Joan the Woman. In the 1920s, Roland befriended superstar Rudolph Valentino, who helped open several professional doors for the young aspiring actor. Roland's first important film role was Armand in Norma Talmadge's 1926 adaptation of Camille. In talkies, Roland was often consigned to traditional Latin Lover parts, though his athletic prowess and sense of comedy enabled him to expand his range. In the 1940s, Roland became the first and only genuine Mexican to portray the Cisco Kid onscreen, essaying the role in 11 films. A born-and-bred romantic (his first wife was the glamorous film queen Constance Bennett), Roland wrote and published reams of poetry, some of which he was able to incorporate into his film dialogue. Gilbert Roland remained active in films until 1982, exuding warmth and virility to the very end.
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passed away on 15th May 1994 aged 88. |||
Gilbert Roland passed away on 15th May 1994 aged 88.
Gilbert Roland was previously married to Guillermina Cantu (1954 - 1994) and Constance Bennett (1940 - 1946).
He was also in relationships with Rita Hayworth (1965), Mara Corday (1953), Doris Duke (1951), Eileen Howe (1947), Greta Garbo (1943), Lupe Velez (1931), Norma Talmadge (1927 - 1932), Billie Dove (1927), Jocelyn Lee (1926), Clara Bow (1925), Barbara La Marr, Dolores del Rio, Barbara Hutton, Loretta Young, Jean Harlow, Bebe Daniels and Bette Davis.
Gilbert Roland had 2 children, Lorinda (78) and Christina Gyl Consuelo (74).
Gilbert Roland is a 88 year old American Actor. Born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso on 11th December, 1905 in Juárez, Chihuahua, he is famous for The Bad and the Beautiful in a career that spans 1923–82. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Gilbert Roland is a member of the following lists:
American male silent film actors,
American male actors of Mexican descent and
Mexican male film actors.
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