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Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor, known simply as "Valentino" and also an early pop icon. A sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the "Latin Lover". "Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams."
Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926) was an Italian silent film star in the US. He starred in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, and The Son of the Sheik. At the age of 31, Valentino died of complications from appendicitis. An estimated 100,000 people lined the streets of New York City to pay their respects at his funeral.
theloudestvoice: Happy birthday Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 - August 23, 1926) “Down with Decatur; up with Elinor Glyn. Hollywood is the national school of masculinity. Rudy, the beautiful gardener’s boy, is the prototype of the American male. Hell’s bells. Oh, sugar.” ~Chicago Tribune, July 18, 1926
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