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By Tyler Neumann
ReMIND Magazine 

Rudolph Valentino: Hollywood's "Latin Lover" of the 1920s

 

January 6, 2020

Rudolph Valentino was born Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Pietro Filiberto Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguolla in Italy in 1895. He reportedly was a spoiled child because of his looks and easy personality but did badly in school. He immigrated to the United States via Ellis Island in 1913 and, being unable to find steady work in New York, moved to Hollywood.

Valentino found himself in bit parts, usually typecast as a villain or gangster because of his exotic looks. He caught the eye of screenwriter June Mathis, who was looking to cast her next film, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)....



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