Person Details

Birthday: 1905-12-11 15:53:23

Death: 1994-05-15 15:53:23

Aliases: Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso , Luis Alonso

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

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Movie Involvements: 86

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gilbert Roland (December 11, 1905 – May 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American film actor. He was born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico and originally intended to become a bullfighter like his father. When the family moved to the United States, however, he became interested in acting when he was picked at random for a role as an extra. He chose his screen name by combining the names of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. He was often cast in the typical "Latin Lover" role. Roland's first major role was in the collegiate comedy The Plastic Age (1925) together with Clara Bow, who he became engaged with. In 1927, he played Armand in Camille opposite Norma Talmadge, whom he was romantically involved with and they starred together in several productions. Roland later appeared in Spanish language adaptations of American films in romantic leads. Beginning in the 1940s, critics began to take notice of his acting and he was praised for his supporting roles in John Huston's We Were Strangers (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Thunder Bay (1953), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). He also appeared in a series of films in the mid 1940s as the popular character "The Cisco Kid". He played Hugo, the agnostic (and totally fictional) friend of the three shepherd children in The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, based on the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. In 1953 he starred in the epic Beneath the 12-Mile Reef as Greek-American sponge diver Mike Petrakis. His last film appearance was in the 1982 Western Barbarosa. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gilbert Roland, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The Sea Hawk
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7

The Sea Hawk

(1940) Capt. Lopez
The Bad and the Beautiful
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7

The Bad and the Beautiful

(1952) Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera
Cheyenne Autumn
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6

Cheyenne Autumn

(1964) Dull Knife
Juarez
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7

Juarez

(1939) Colonel Miguel Lopez
The Lost World
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7

The Lost World

(1925) Extra
Captain Kidd
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7

Captain Kidd

(1945) Jose Lorenzo
Cabo Blanco
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6

Cabo Blanco

(1980) Rudolfo Ramirez
Crisis
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7

Crisis

(1950) Roland Gonzales

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2003 Himself (archive footage)
1982 Don Braulio
1980 Rudolfo Ramirez
1979 Don Luis
1977 N/A
Captain Ralph
1975 Narrator (voice)
1974 Allan
Don Alejandro Vega
Himself - Host
1973 Chief Tomicito
Dominic Leopold
1972 N/A
1971 Jonathan 'JC' Carruthers
1970 N/A
N/A
1969 N/A
1968 Kirchner
Juan Chasquido / Jess Guido
Dazio
Mason
1967 The bandit
N/A
N/A
1966 Serge Marko
1965 N/A
Capt. Carbajal
1964 Dull Knife
1963 N/A
N/A
1962 N/A
Col. Juan Sebastian Salazar
1960 Monty Walker
1959 Zach Colino - the aerialist
Paul Bartell
1958 N/A
Miles Lang
1957 Sylvio Malatesta
1956 Innocencio Ortega, Grand Vacaro
Achmed Abdullah
N/A
Col. Escobar
1955 Colonel Juan Castro
N/A
Antonio Perez
Dominic Quesada
Dell'Oro
1954 N/A
Pierre DuQuesne
1953 Mike Petrakis
Baron Paul de Cabannes
Teche Bossier
1952 Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera
N/A
Peso Herrera
Hugo da Silva
Peppi Donnato
Punch Pinero
1951 Corporal Luis Delgado
N/A
Don Pedro Garcia
Manolo Estrada
1950 Juan Herrera
Roland Gonzales
Father Sierra
1949 Romano
Guillermo Montilla
1948 Pecos Kid
1947 Major de Roja
Cisco Kid aka Ramon Mojica
The Cisco Kid
Hugo Lanier
Croupier
The Cisco Kid
1946 The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
1945 Jose Lorenzo
1944 Kasim, The Desert Hawk / Hassan, Evil Twin Brother
1943 Himself
1942 Dan Curtis
Paul Gilette
1941 Paco Del Valle
Don Pablo Vincente
1940 Antonio Hernandez Sierra
Capt. Lopez
Greg Morella
Oliver Barton
1939 Colonel Miguel Lopez
1938 Tony Cadona
Rodolfo
1937 Arizona Dick Ames
Eduardo de Soto
Flash Dillon
1935 Himself
Juan Santanda
1934 Rene Alba
1933 Capt. Rudolph Ritter
Antoine 'Tony' Ferrand
Pepi D'Costa
Serge Stanieff
1932 Moonglow
Victor
Jerry Bennett
Tony, Rita's Husband (uncredited)
Victor Legrand
Tony Lagorce
1930 Louis La Bey aka Monsieur Le Fox
1929 Fred Deverne
1928 Paul Hartman
1927 Johnny Powell
Victor Jallot
Juan
Armand Duval
1926 Annibale
1925 Carl Peters
Extra
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
1947 Additional Dialogue
Additional Dialogue
1946 Additional Dialogue
Year Role Movie/Tv

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