The son of a prosperous Mexican dentist, Ramon Novarro moved to Los Angeles with his family as refugees from the Mexican revolution of 1916. After stints as a ballet dancer, piano teacher and singing waiter, he became a film extra in 1917. For five years he remained an extra until director Rex Ingram cast him as Rupert in
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1935The Night Is Young
(performer: "The Night is Young" 1935 - uncredited, "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" 1935 - uncredited, "Lift Your Glass" 1935 - uncredited, "There's a Riot in Havana" 1935 - uncredited)
(performer: "Call of Love" 1934 - uncredited)
1934The Cat and the Fiddle
(performer: "A New Love is Old" 1931 - uncredited, "I Watched the Love Parade" 1931 - uncredited, "The Breeze Kissed Your Hair" 1931 - uncredited, "One Moment Alone" 1931 - uncredited, "Ha! Cha Cha" 1931 - uncredited, "The Crystal Candelabra" 1931 - uncredited, "Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: Le Matin" 1876 - uncredited / "The Night Was Made for Love" 1931 - uncredited)
(performer: "Love Songs of the Nile" / "Love Songs of the Nile")
I was always the hero - with no vices - reciting practically the same lines to the leading lady. The current crop of movie heroes are less handicapped than the old ones. They are more human. The leading men of silent films were Adonises and Apollos. Today the hero can even take a poke at the leading lady. In my time a hero who hit the girl just once would have been out.
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A book about his death, "Bloody Wednesday", was rushed into print. For some reason, very few copies are available today, making the book a collector's item.
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