Valentino, Rudolph

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Born: May 06, 1895 AD
Died: 1926 AD, at 31 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Actors


1895 - Born on May 6th in Castellaneta, Italy. His birth name was Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla.

1913 - He went to Paris where he learned apache dancing, joined a gay crowd, returned broke, took his inheritance of $4000 and on December he sailed for New York.

1917 - Went to Hollywood and obtained a small dancing part in Alimony.

1919 - Married to Jean Acker on November 5th.

1921 - Brought him to the attention of Alla Nazimova who wanted him to play opposite her in Camille.

         - Starred in the film "The Sheik".

1922 - Alla's friend, Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became attached to Rudy and they eloped to Mexico on May 13th, in the belief his divorce from Jean Acker was official.

1923 - He recorded two songs for Brunswick Records.

         - Published a thin volume of sentimental poetry titled "Day Dreams". The book sold hundreds of thousands of copies.

1926 - Died on August 23rd in New York from ulcer and blood poisoning.

1978 - A portion of Irving Boulevard in Hollywood, California, was renamed Rudolph Valentino Street.

2006 - The new short film "DayDreams of Rudolph Valentino" (with Russian actor Vladislav Kozlov as Rudolph Valentino) was presented at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on August 23rd, marking the 80th anniversary of Rudolph Valentino's death.
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