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Ricardo Cortez
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Birth Date:September 18, 1899
Astrology Sign:Virgo
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Died Date:April 28, 1977

Occupation:Movie Actor

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Ricardo Cortez

Biography:Ricardo Cortez (September 18, 1899 - April 28, 1977) was a film actor who began his career during the silent film era. Born Jacob Krantz in Vienna, Austria into a Jewish family, Hollywood executives changed his name to Cortez to appeal to film-goers as a "Latin lover" to compete with such highly popular actors of the era Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Novarro and Antonio Moreno. Cortez appeared in over 100 films including playing Sam Spade in the first The Maltese Falcon in 1931.

Cortez was married to silent film actress Alma Rubens until her death of pneumonia in 1931.

When he retired from the film business, Cortez went to work as a stockbroker on Wall Street. He died in New York City in 1977 and was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx.

Personality and Character Cards:
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Ricardo Cortez's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: September 18, 1899

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

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Ricardo Cortez's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: September 18, 2017

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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