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

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.

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

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