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Ramon Novarro

Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968), known professionally as Ramón Novarro, was a Mexican film, stage and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a "Latin lover" and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 6, 1899 (Durango), Died October 30, 1968 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62694 10-in. 7/24/1930 Lonely Bernie Cummins ; Walter Cummins ; New Yorker Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Columbia W150595 10-in. 6/17/1930 Lonely Ben Selvin and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E34695 10-in. 10/5/1930 Lonely Lloyd Huntley Isle O’ Blues Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL2854 10-in. 3/6/1931 Seul Pierre Chagnon ; Adrien Lamy Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Novarro, Ramon," accessed March 29, 2023,

Novarro, Ramon. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 29, 2023, from

"Novarro, Ramon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 March 2023.

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