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February 2, 1899
Ramón Novarro was a Mexican actor who achieved fame as a "Latin
lover" in silent films.
In 1925, he achieved his greatest success in Ben-Hur, with his
revealing costumes causing a sensation, and Novarro was elevated into
the Hollywood elite. With Valentino's death in 1926, he became the
screen's leading Latin actor, though ranked behind his MGM stablemate,
John Gilbert, as a model lover. He was popular as a swashbuckler in
action roles, and was also considered one of the great romantic lead
actors of his day.
Died October 30, 1968 (age 69)
Novarro was murdered by two teenage brothers, Tom and Paul Ferguson,
whom he had hired from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for
Where are the famous buried?
- Cremated, ashes given to family
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles,
- Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California