Rudolph Valentino

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Rudolph Valentino
Born Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla
May 6, 1895
Castellaneta, Italy
Died August 23, 1926 (aged 31)
New York City, New York, USA
Spouse Jean Acker (1919-1923)
Natacha Rambova (1923-1926)

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor of silent movies. He was born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi in Castellaneta, Italy. He became popular as one of the first sex symbols in Hollywood in the 1920s.[1]

Valentino did not live long enough to see movies with sound replace silent movies. He died of peridontis on August 23, 1926,[2] at the age of 31.

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  1. Corliss, Richard (2011 [last update]). "Son of the Sheik (1926) - The Best of Valentine's Day - TIME". time.com. http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1988896_1988902_1988922,00.html. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  2. Glen Pringle and Kally Mavromatis (2011 [last update]). "Silent Star of February". csse.monash.edu.au. http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~pringle/silent/ssotm/Feb97/. Retrieved March 13, 2011.

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