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Nestor Paiva (1905–1966)

Veteran character actor Nestor Paiva had one of those nondescript ethnic mugs and a natural gift for dialects that allowed him to play practically any type of foreigner. Born in Fresno, California, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and developed an interest in performing while hooking up with college theatrics. Making his ... See full bio »

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He was the narrator on the Capitol Records 78-RPM record album (a 2-record set) of Walt Disney's "Robin Hood", based on the 1952 film.

Alternate Names:

Nester Paiva | Nestor Pavia

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Parents Francisco Caetano Paiva and Marianna Luiza Freitas were Portuguese immigrants. Nestor was the tenth of twelve children -- half of them dying in infancy. His parents owned a grocery store in Fresno. See more »

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