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Santos Ortega (I) (1899–1976)

Santos Ortega was born on June 30, 1899 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for As the World Turns (1956), The Family Secret (1951) and Crowded Paradise (1956). He was married to Cynthia A. Beckett Ortega. He died on April 10, 1976 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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As the World Turns
As the World Turns Pa Hughes / Will Hughes
The Family Secret
The Family Secret District Attorney George Redman
Crowded Paradise


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 1965 Our Private World (TV Series)
Pa Hughes
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... Pa Hughes
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Roman Kid (1953)
 1951 The Family Secret
District Attorney George Redman
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 1951 Penthouse Party (TV Series)
- Episode #1.34 (1951) ... Himself

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(1949-53) Radio: Starred (as "Peter Salem") in the private-eye series "Peter Salem" (Mutual Radio). See more »

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Ortega was a voice-over regular on the popular 1930s radio series "Gangbusters" that featured weekly episodes based actual crime incidents. Each program ended with various descriptions of wanted criminals, many of whom were later arrested due to avid listener participation.

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