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Date of Birth 26 September 1887Madrid, Spain
Date of Death 15 February 1967Beverly Hills, California, USA
Birth NameAntonio Garride Monteagudo
Nicknames Tony
The Latin Lover
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A serious rival to Rudolph Valentino as the smouldering 'Latin Lover' type was black-haired Spanish-born Antonio Moreno. One of the most prominent screen stars of the 1920's, he was equally adept at romance, melodrama or comedy and appeared opposite most of the legendary movie queens of the era, from the Gish sisters to Greta Garbo, to Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford.

He began working life as an employee of the Northhampton Electric Light and Gas Company. He first acted on stage under the tutelage of Maude Adams, whose theatre he had initially visited in order to fix the lighting. Moreno's heyday came years later, under contract to Paramount from 1923 to 1924, and at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1926. He had previously made his movie debut at Rex-Universal and then featured as a top drawing card for Vitagraph until 1921. Moreno also proudly held the sobriquet of "King of the Cliff-hangers" (usually as co-star to Pearl White), because of his prolific work in serials. After the advent of sound pictures, Moreno's career went into decline, largely due to his heavy Spanish accent. Nonetheless, he eventually segued into character parts and remained gainfully employed in the industry until the late 1950's.

He was married from 1923 to Daisy Danziger, the daughter of an oil millionaire. Their lavish mansion, called 'Paramour', was one of the largest in Hollywood and the site of many a famous party. Daisy died ten years later in a tragic car crash near Mulholland Drive.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

Spouse (1)

Daisy Emma Canfield (27 January 1923 - 23 February 1933) (her death)

Trivia (6)

Born in Madrid, Spain, he emigrated to the United States at age 14 and settled in Easthampton, Massachusetts, where he completed his education.
Although he claimed to have attended Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Massachusetts, the school's archives have no record of his having done so.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
His wife, heiress Daisy Canfield Danziger, died in an automobile accident on February 23, 1933.
Following his death, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
Granduncle of horror/fantasy author Nicholas Grabowski.

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