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Nina Quartero (1908–1985)

Nina Quartero was born Gladys Quartararo on March 17, 1908 in New York City. She came from a close family and was the youngest of seven children. Nina started acting in a Booklyn stock company when she was a teenager. She was signed by director D.W. Griffith and was an extra in the films Sorrows Of Satan and The Show Off. For several years she was... See full bio »

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Known For

The Red Mark Zelie
The Cyclone Ranger Nita Garcia
The Bachelor Father Maria Credaro


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 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance
 1940 Green Hell
Native Girl (uncredited)
 1938 Torchy Blane in Panama
Cuban Dancer (uncredited)
 1937 Submarine D-1
Panama Percentage Girl (uncredited)
 1937 The Grand Hooter (Short)
 1937 Left Handed Law
Chiquita (as Nena Quartero)
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Celito (uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers
Waitress (as Nena Quartaro)
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary
Cuban Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1935 Vagabond Lady
Mike - Tony's Friend (uncredited)
 1935 The Cyclone Ranger
Nita Garcia (as Nena Quartaro)
 1933 Sons of the Desert
Sons of the Desert Partygoer (uncredited)
 1933 Twin Screws (Short)
 1933 Under Secret Orders
Carmencita Alverez
 1933 Crook's Tour (Short)
Unfaithful Wife
 1933 The Man from Monterey
Anita Garcia (as Nena Quartero)
 1933 The Devil's Brother
Rita (as Nena Quartaro)
 1933 Hell Below
Nurse (uncredited)
 1933 The Monkey's Paw
 1931 The Arizona Terror
Lola (as Nena Quartaro)
 1931 Arizona
Conchita (as Nena Quartaro)
 1931 The Fighting Sheriff
Tiana (as Nena Quartaro)
 1931/II Trapped
Sally Moore (as Nena Quartaro)
 1931 God's Gift to Women
Suzanne - Party Girl (uncredited)
 1931 The Hawk
Teresa Valardi
 1931 The Bachelor Father
Maria Credaro (as Nena Quartero)
 1930 New Moon
Vadda - Tanya's Maid (uncredited)
 1930 One Day to Live (Short)
 1930 Men of the North
Woolie-Woolie (as Nena Quartaro)
 1930 Golden Dawn
 1930 Honeymoon Zeppelin (Short)
Nina Mendoza
 1930 Isle of Escape
 1929 The Virginian
Girl in Bar (uncredited)
 1929 Frontier Romance (Short)
 1929 The Big Squawk (Short)
Mary (as Nena Quartaro)
 1929 Frozen River
 1929 The Eternal Woman
 1929 Loud Soup (Short)
Professor Brown (as Nena Quartaro)
 1929 One Stolen Night
Chyra (as Nina Quartaro)
 1929 The Redeeming Sin
 1929 Ruby Lips (Short) (as Nena Quartaro)
 1928 Noah's Ark
French Girl (uncredited)
 1928 All Parts (Short) (as Nena Quartero)
 1928 The Red Mark
 1928 Driftin' Sands
Nita Aliso (as Gladys Quartaro)
 1926 The Sorrows of Satan
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Alternate Names:

Gladys Quartaro | Nena Quartaro | Nina Quartaro | Nena Quartero


5' 3" (1.6 m)


William Spencer Hook  (his death) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My own family thought I was too young for pictures. But I was so determined that mother finally brought me to California. See more »


In 1935 her older brother Jack Quartaro sued actor Francis Lederer for plagiarism. Nina testified for him in court but he lost the case. See more »

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