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.


Stunningly handsome, mustachioed, black-haired Mexican leading man (from the same town as Anthony Quinn) who kept his good looks until well into middle age, and surprised many by becoming one of Hollywood's most efficient actors in the later stages of his career after proving a dashing Cisco Kid in post-war years. Married (first of two) to Constance Bennett from 1941 to 1946. Died from cancer.

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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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Gilbert Roland Quotes:

Capt. Thomas Archer: Dull Knife! Little Wolf! What happened today changes nothing. The Indian Bureau is still pledged to provide you with adequate clothing and rations. And you're still pledged to abide by the law. Remember that!
Dull Knife: We are asked to remember much. The white man remembers nothing.

Don José Alvarez de Cordoba: It is extremely important that my niece be presented to the Queen before her new maids of honor are chosen.
Captain Lopez: They say that Elizabeth surrounds herself with beauty in the hope that it may be contagious.

Tom Herrera: All right, Peso, you can stay.
Peso: Thanks, Tom.
Tom Herrera: But I'll take your guns.
Peso: Oh, there's no reason for that, boy. My guns? Why I'd be chilly without 'em. I might even catch cold.

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The leather wrist band he often wore onscreen was initially prescribed by a doctor to aid the healing of a tennis injury to Roland's left wrist.

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

Brother of Francisco Day.

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