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Gilbert Roland Overview:

Legendary actor, Gilbert Roland, was born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso on Dec 11, 1905 in Juarez, Mexico. Roland died at the age of 88 on May 15, 1994 in Beverly Hills, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Roland was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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True Confessions: Why I Cheated on Cary Grant with

By FlickChick on Oct 14, 2017 From A Person in the Dark

This is my entry in the Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon, hosted by the delightful Aurora at Once Upon A Screen. Click here for more fant?stico entries. Can you blame me???? It's Your Lucky Day, Aurora! My devotion to Mr. Grant is pretty well known. In fact, the author of this ... Read full article


Clara Bow and : Brief Romance, Lasting Tenderness

By FlickChick on Dec 14, 2013 From A Person in the Dark

I am hoping that someday a movie will be made about the life of Clara Bow. Not a trashy version based on scandals, but an insightful depiction of a life filled with enough tragedy and heartbreak to give those Greeks a run for their money. God knows this poor woman was exploited enough in her lifeti... Read full article


A Tribute to

By Silentfilmfanatic on Jul 30, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

A Tribute to Born Luis Antonio Damaso Alonso, in Juarez, Mexico on December 11, 1905, to Spanish-born parents, ’s career spanned over sixty years from silent films to his last screen appearance in “Barbarosa” (1982). Gilbert’s father moved ... Read full article


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Gilbert Roland Quotes:

Peso: What's-a matter? You sick?
Nancy Dekker: No, jealous. How do you fight a woman like that?
Peso: The same as you would fight any other fight. Pick your position, keep the wind at your back and shoot to kill.


Peso: Do you like me?
Tom Herrera: You're a hero to every kid in the territory. But I never saw much sense in putting a thief on a pedestal.
Peso: I had always hoped that you would follow in my footsteps. But, no, you had to take after your mother...law and order!


Peso: There are two things I hate. One is a careless man; the other is a careless woman.


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Gilbert Roland Facts
After his mother died, he always wore a ring on his left hand engraved with her dying words to him: Hijo mlo, no te apures, no te asustes; adioa, alma mla. The English translation is: My son, don't rush yourself, don't worry yourself, good-bye, my soul.

Gilbert Roland chose his screen name in homage to his two favorite movie stars, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland.

Involved in an affair with Norma Talmadge that resulted in her divorce from Joe Schenck. However, Norma lost interest before she and Gilbert were to be married and eventually tied the knot with comedian George Jessel.

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