Forgotten Stars

Nancy Torres

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ACTOR JAILED IN ABDUCTION Frederico de la Vega Held on Girl’s Charges Los Angeles Times, May 11, 1933 Accused of kidnapping a pretty Mexican actress when she refused his escort, Frederico de la Vaga, Argentine actor, last night was in the West Los Angeles jail. His accuser is Nancy Torres, 22-years of age, recent arrival […]

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Ramon Novarro – photos and quotes

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Ramon Novarro (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“You never see a high-class Mexican on the screen. It is always the poor, uneducated peasant or bandit. Consequently, the American people have come to look upon the Mexicans as a nation of cutthroats. The jails of America are full of criminals and there are just as many more of them at large. But this […]

Forgotten Stars

Lupita Tovar

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Lupita Tovar (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The Mexican film legend was the mother of ‘Imitation of Life’ star Susan Kohner and grandmother of screenwriters Chris and Paul Weitz. Hollywood Reporter,  Nov. 13, 2016 by Mike Barnes Lupita Tovar, the Mexican actress who starred in the 1931 Spanish-language version of Dracula that was shot concurrently with the famed Bela Lugosi version, has died. She was […]

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Gilbert Roland

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Gilbert Roland

“Death comes soon enough so why kill yourself crying about it?” — Gilbert Roland       With Billie Dove.     “One story that spread like wildfire was that Joe [Schenk] had engaged thugs who had not only beaten up Gilbert Roland but castrated him as well. When the story reached Gilbert, he went down […]