Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law and NYPD Blue. He achieved a M.F.A. from Cornell University in 1982.
Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III.
Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island.
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Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots and he frequently visits the island. Other names by which he was known:. Bigger audiences became aware of Smits for his appearance as Senator Bail Organa in the Star Wars Episodes II and III. Valentino was also supposed having acted, at the beginning of his career, in the following films:. Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe and the Emmy Awards. Her identity has never been firmly established. from Cornell University in 1982. For several years on the anniversary of his death, a mysterious woman in black was seen laying flowers on his grave.
He achieved a M.F.A. Rudolph Valentino has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 1994, he was honored with his image on a United States postage stamp designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. Law and NYPD Blue. He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Hollywood legend relates the story that thousands of women lined the streets, causing riots. Several of his fans were even said to have committed suicide. An estimated 100,000 people were said to have taken part in his funeral.
In 1926 he died in New York, New York as a result of septicemia a short time after surgery for an acute perforated gastric ulcer. Valentino's Irish Wolfhound was named Centaur Pendragon. After his separation from Rambova, Valentino had an affair with the actress Pola Negri. Back in the United States, he was criticized by his fans for his newly cultivated beard and was forced to shave.
He traveled to Europe and had a memorable visit to his native town. In 1923 a dispute with Paramount Pictures resulted in an injunction which prohibited Valentino from making films with other producers. They remarried a year later. This resulted in him being jailed for bigamy, since his divorce from Acker was not yet final.
On May 13, 1922, in Mexicali, Mexico, Valentino married actress Natacha Rambova. That same year Valentino became a great star, with the release of The Sheik. He then achieved full success in films in 1921 with "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse". After a dozen films, that made him quite famous, in 1919 he was married for a few hours to Jean Acker (1893-1978), a part-Cherokee film starlet who was a lesbian; the marriage was reportedly never consummated and they were divorced in 1922.
He next joined an operetta company that soon disbanded in Utah; from there he reached San Francisco, California, where he met the actor Norman Kerry, who convinced him to try a career in cinema, still in the silent era. It has been said that during this period he also was a gigolo and that he had judicial troubles for prostitution-related matters. He landed in New York where he worked for a while as a dancer and obtained a certain local fame. In 1913 he left for America, following the advice of Domenico Savino, a friend of his and of tenor Tito Schipa.
He spent some time in Paris, where he became a talented dancer, and then returned to Italy for a while. He studied and qualified in Agricultural Science at Nervi in Genoa. He was born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antoguolla in Castellaneta, Apulia, Italy to a solidly middle-class family (his father was a veterinarian), in the same year as the invention of cinema. Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 - August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor.
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M. Rudolph DeValentino. The Foolish Virgin (1916). Seventeen (1916).
My Official Wife (1914). The Battle of the Sexes (1914). The Son of the Sheik (1926). The Eagle (1925).
Cobra (1925). A Sainted Devil (1924). Monsieur Beaucaire (1924). The Young Rajah (1922).
Blood and Sand (1922). Beyond the Rocks (1922). Moran of the Lady Letty (1922). The Sheik (1921).
Camille (1921). The Conquering Power (1921). Uncharted Seas (1921). The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921).
The Wonderful Chance (1920). Once to Every Woman (1920). Passion's Playground (1920). The Cheater (1920).
An Adventuress (1920). Stolen Moments (1920). The Eyes of Youth (1919). Nobody Home (1919).
The Fog (1919). Virtuous Sinners (1919). Out of Luck (1919). The Homebreaker (1919).
A Rogue's Romance (1919). The Big Little Person (1919). The Delicious Little Devil (1919). The Married Virgin (or Frivolous Wives; 1918).
All Night (1918). A Society Sensation (1918). Alimony (1917).