Monday, October 04, 2010

Mae West: Luis Alberni

A Broadway actor from Spain was cast in a motion picture with MAE WEST.
• • Born in Barcelona in the month of October — — on 4 October 1886 — — Luis Alberni had majored in dramatic acting at the University of Madrid. In 1914, he relocated to the USA to further his career and was cast in a silent movie the following year. His debonair looks and talent attracted attention and he was cast in a number of Broadway productions from 1915 — 1928. In the original production of "What Price Glory?" [1924 — 1925] he played Monsieur Pete De La Cognac.
• • In "Goin' to Town" [released in May 1935 by Paramount Pictures and directed by Alexander Hall] the five-foot-seven Spaniard had a small role as Signor Vitola.
• • Luis Alberni died on 23 December 1962 in Hollywood, California. A heart attack ended his life at the age of 76. His remains are interred at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.
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• • Photo: • • Mae West • • with Grant Withers in 1935
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