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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gilbert Roland (December 11, 1905 – May 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American film actor. He was born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico and originally intended to become a bullfighter like his father. When the family moved to the United States, however, he became interested in acting when he was picked at random for a role as an extra. He chose his screen name by combining the names of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. He was often cast in the typical "Latin Lover" role. Roland's first major role was in the collegiate comedy The Plastic Age (1925) together with Clara Bow, who he became engaged with. In 1927, he played Armand in Camille opposite Norma Talmadge, whom he was romantically involved with and they starred together in several productions. Roland later appeared in Spanish language adaptations of American films in romantic leads. Beginning in the 1940s, critics began to take notice of his acting and he was praised for his supporting roles in John Huston's We Were Strangers (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Thunder Bay (1953), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). He also appeared in a series of films in the mid 1940s as the popular character "The Cisco Kid". He played Hugo, the agnostic (and totally fictional) friend of the three shepherd children in The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, based on the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. In 1953 he starred in the epic Beneath the 12-Mile Reef as Greek-American sponge diver Mike Petrakis. His last film appearance was in the 1982 Western Barbarosa. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gilbert Roland, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
December 11, 1905, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
May 15, 1994
1925 The Lost WorldExtra 1939 JuarezColonel Miguel Lopez 1940 The Sea HawkCapt. Lopez 1949 We Were StrangersGuillermo Montilla 1950 The FuriesJuan Herrera 1953 The Bad and the BeautifulVictor 'Gaucho' Ribera 1953 Thunder BayTeche Bossier 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile ReefMike Petrakis 1955 Underwater!Dominic Quesada 1956 Around the World in 80 DaysAchmed Abdullah 1956 Three Violent PeopleInnocencio Ortega, Grand Vacaro 1959 The Wild and the InnocentPaul Bartell 1964 Cheyenne AutumnDull Knife 1975 The Deadly TowerNarrator (voice) 1980 CaboblancoRudolfo RamirezLimited to the 15 most popular items