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Gilbert Roland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gilbert Roland (born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso, December 11, 1905 – May 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American film and television actor whose career spanned seven decades from the 1920s until the 1980s. He was twice nominated for the Golden Globe Award in 1952 and 1964, and inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. Roland was born in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. When Pancho Villa took control of their town, Roland and his family fled to the United States. He lived in Texas until at age 14 he hopped on a freight train and went to Hollywood. He chose his screen name by combining the names of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. He was often cast in the stereotypical Latin lover role. Roland's first film contract was with Paramount. His first major role was in the collegiate comedy The Plastic Age (1925) together with Clara Bow, to whom he became engaged. In 1926, he played Armand in Camille opposite Norma Talmadge, with whom he was romantically involved, and they starred together in several productions. With the advent of sound films, Roland frequently appeared in Spanish language adaptations of American films, in romantic lead roles. Roland served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. 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 friend of the three shepherd children in The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima. In 1953, Roland played Greek-American sponge diver Mike Petrakis in the epic Beneath the 12-Mile Reef. His last film appearance was in the 1982 western Barbarosa. Roland married actress Constance Bennett in 1941. They were married until 1946 and had two daughters. His second marriage, to Guillermina Cantú in 1954, lasted until his death 40 years later. Gilbert Roland died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California in 1994, aged 88.

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Dec 11, 1905 In Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Lost World 1925-02-02
Latest Project:
Movie Complicated Women 2003-05-06
Known For
Poster of The Black Pearl
Poster of The High Chaparral
Poster of The Fugitive
Poster of Combat!
Movie Complicated Women Himself (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie Barbarosa Don Braulio 1982-01-01
Movie Cabo Blanco Rudolfo Ramirez 1980-03-13
Series The Sacketts Don Luis 1979-01-01
Movie Islands in the Stream Captain Ralph 1977-03-09
Movie The Black Pearl Unknown 1977-08-01
Movie The Deadly Tower Narrator (voice) 1975-10-18
Movie Treasure of Tayopa Himself - Host 1974-01-01
Movie The Pacific Connection Allan 1974-11-14
Movie The Mark of Zorro Don Alejandro Vega 1974-10-29
Series Barnaby Jones Juan DeVarga 1973-01-28
Movie Incident on a Dark Street Dominic Leopold 1973-01-13
Movie Running Wild Chief Tomicito 1973-08-15
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Movie The Christian Licorice Store Jonathan 'JC' Carruthers 1971-11-01
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Series Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Movie The Ruthless Four Mason 1968-02-09
Movie Johnny Hamlet Dazio 1968-03-22
Movie Sartana Does Not Forgive Kirchner 1968-10-25
Movie Between God, The Devil and a Winchester Juan Chasquido / Jess Guido 1968-10-07
Series Garrison's Gorillas Unknown 1967-09-06
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Movie Any Gun Can Play The bandit 1967-09-26
Movie Poppies Are Also Flowers Serge Marko 1966-05-20
Movie The Reward Captain Carbajal 1965-09-15
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Cheyenne Autumn Dull Knife 1964-10-03
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie Samar Col. Juan Sebastian Salazar 1962-04-11
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Luis Aguilar 1962-09-20
Movie Guns of the Timberland Monty Walker 1960-02-01
Movie The Wild and the Innocent Paul Bartell 1959-05-27
Movie The Big Circus Zach Colino - the aerialist 1959-07-05
Movie The Last of the Fast Guns Miles Lang 1958-07-01
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie The Midnight Story Sylvio Malatesta 1957-08-01
Movie Bandido! Col. Escobar 1956-09-01
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Around the World in Eighty Days Achmed Abdullah 1956-10-17
Movie Three Violent People Innocencio Ortega, Grand Vacaro 1956-12-01
Movie The Racers Dell'Oro 1955-02-04
Movie Underwater! Dominic Quesada 1955-02-09
Movie That Lady Antonio Perez 1955-05-11
Movie The Treasure of Pancho Villa Colonel Juan Castro 1955-10-19
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The French Line Pierre DuQuesne 1954-02-08
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Movie Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Mike Petrakis 1953-12-02
Movie Thunder Bay Teche Bossier 1953-05-21
Movie The Diamond Queen Baron Paul de Cabannes 1953-11-28
Movie Glory Alley Peppi Donnato 1952-06-06
Movie The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima Hugo da Silva 1952-08-20
Movie My Six Convicts Punch Pinero 1952-03-20
Movie Apache War Smoke Peso Herrera 1952-09-25
Movie The Bad and the Beautiful Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera 1952-12-25
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Bullfighter and the Lady Manolo Estrada 1951-04-26
Movie The Mark of the Renegade Don Pedro Garcia 1951-07-23
Movie Ten Tall Men Corporal Luis Delgado 1951-10-26
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Torch Father Sierra 1950-06-02
Movie The Furies Juan Herrera 1950-08-16
Movie Crisis Roland Gonzales 1950-07-07
Movie We Were Strangers Guillermo Montilla 1949-04-27
Movie Malaya Romano 1949-12-27
Movie The Dude Goes West Pecos Kid 1948-05-30
Movie The Other Love Croupier 1947-05-14
Movie High Conquest Hugo Lanier 1947-06-21
Movie Riding the California Trail The Cisco Kid 1947-01-11
Movie King of the Bandits Cisco Kid aka Ramon Mojica 1947-11-07
Movie Robin Hood of Monterey The Cisco Kid 1947-09-06
Movie Pirates of Monterey Major de Roja 1947-12-01
Movie The Gay Cavalier The Cisco Kid 1946-03-30
Movie Beauty and the Bandit The Cisco Kid 1946-11-09
Movie South of Monterey The Cisco Kid 1946-06-15
Movie Captain Kidd Jose Lorenzo 1945-11-22
Movie The Desert Hawk Kasim, The Desert Hawk / Hassan, Evil Twin Brother 1944-07-07
Movie Wings Up Himself 1943-05-27
Movie Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen Paul Gilette 1942-07-30
Movie Isle of Missing Men Dan Curtis 1942-09-18
Movie Angels with Broken Wings Don Pablo Vincente 1941-05-27
Movie My Life with Caroline Paco Del Valle 1941-08-01
Movie Isle Of Destiny Oliver Barton 1940-03-08
Movie Gambling on the High Seas Greg Morella 1940-06-22
Movie The Sea Hawk Capt. Lopez 1940-08-10
Movie Rangers of Fortune Antonio Hernandez Sierra 1940-09-27
Movie Juarez Colonel Miguel Lopez 1939-06-10
Movie La vida bohemia Rodolfo 1938-01-01
Movie Gateway Tony Cadona 1938-08-05
Movie Midnight Taxi Flash Dillon 1937-04-04
Movie The Last Train from Madrid Eduardo de Soto 1937-06-11
Movie Thunder Trail Arizona Dick Ames 1937-10-21
Movie Mystery Woman Juan Santanda 1935-01-08
Movie La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Himself 1935-12-07
Movie Elinor Norton Rene Alba 1934-11-02
Movie She Done Him Wrong Serge Stanieff 1933-02-09
Movie Our Betters Pepi D'Costa 1933-03-17
Movie Gigolettes of Paris Antoine 'Tony' Ferrand 1933-10-05
Movie After Tonight Capt. Rudolph Ritter 1933-11-10
Movie The Woman in Room 13 Victor Legrand 1932-05-15
Movie Life Begins Tony, Rita's Husband (uncredited) 1932-09-10
Movie The Passionate Plumber Tony Lagorce 1932-02-06
Movie Call Her Savage Moonglow 1932-11-27
Movie No Living Witness Jerry Bennett 1932-09-14
Movie A Parisian Romance Victor 1932-10-01
Movie Men of the North Louis La Bey aka Monsieur Le Fox 1930-09-27
Movie New York Nights Fred Deverne 1929-12-28
Movie The Woman Disputed Paul Hartman 1928-09-01
Movie Rose of the Golden West Juan 1927-09-25
Movie Camille Armand Duval 1927-09-04
Movie The Love Mart Victor Jallot 1927-12-18
Movie The Dove Johnny Powell 1927-12-31
Movie The Blonde Saint Annibale 1926-11-20
Movie The Lost World Extra 1925-02-02
Movie The Plastic Age Carl Peters 1925-12-15
Movie The Lady Who Lied Unknown 1925-07-12