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Character actor, Nestor Paiva, was born Nestor Caetano Paiva on Jun 30, 1905 in Fresno, CA. Paiva died at the age of 61 on Sep 9, 1966 in Hollywood, CA .



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Gregor: The Inspector General. Yes, he has full power from the Emperor himself. And wherever he finds bribery and corruption, there the gallows and the firing squad go to work. More.
[the newly deposed Mayor of Klimenti is immediately given more wine to calm him]
The Mayor: What does he look like, this Inspector General?
Gregor: Who knows? A man of mystery. Five days he was in our midst and no one even suspected it. He went everywhere, saw everything, and uncovered such corruption that even I was shocked.

The Morgan Twins: [in unison] Mr. Wade? We're playing in Jersey City. Can you catch our act? We're the Morgan Twins.
Max Wade: When you're triplets, come back and see me.

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Nestor Paiva Facts
Appeared in Comanche (1956) with both his children in their only acting roles (uncredited, young boy and young girl killed by Indians).

Parents Francisco Caetano Paiva and Marianna Luiza Freitas were Portuguese immigrants. Nestor was the tenth of twelve children -- half of them dying in infancy. His parents owned a grocery store in Fresno.

Initially planned on becoming a teacher and enrolled at the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit institution.

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