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Cesar Romero

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Also Known As: Died: January 1, 1994
Born: February 15, 1907 Cause of Death: complications from a blood clot
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Discovered dancing in the Montmartre Nightclub in Manhattan by producer Brock Pemberton; hired as a replacement for the leading actor in the hit stage comedy "Strictly Dishonorable", written by Preston Sturges
Had been lent out to 20th Century-Fox for several films; when Universal refused to raise his salary, Romero signed with Fox
Hosted the ABC variety show, "Your Chevrolet Showroom"
Last film before enlisting in the military, "Wintertime", opposite skating star Sonja Henie
Played Peter Stavros on primetime soap, "Falcon Crest"
Recorded an album in the early 1960s, "Songs from a Spanish Lover"
Acted in other Broadway plays including "Social Register", "Stella Brady", "All Points West" and "Dinner at Eight" (date approximate)
Film debut, "The Thin Man"
First films after wartime service, "Carnival in Costa Rica" and "The Captain from Castile"
Hosted the syndicated documentary TV special, "Cesar's World"
Made the first of half a dozen pictures over the next three years as the Cisco Kid, "The Cisco Kid and the Lady"
Met heiress Lisbeth Higgins at a fancy party; after dating and dancing together regularly, she suggested they form a dance team (date approximate)
Played four roles in a production of "The Merchant of Venice" while at boarding school
Played leads in a number of low-budget actioners made by Lippert Pictures
Served in the Coast Guard during WWII; was stationed in the Pacific and involved in military action during the invasions of Tinian and Saipan (dates approximate)
Under contract to 20th Century-Fox
Went to England to act in support of David Niven and Vera-Ellen in "Happy Go Lovely"
Appeared as a panelist on the ABC game show, "Take a Good Look"
Danced with Higgins in the musical comedy, "Lady Do"; also danced with her and other partners in nightclubs and vaudeville (date approximate)
Last feature films, "Judgment Day" and "Simple Justice"
MGM lent Romero out a bit (e.g. To Warner Brothers for "British Agent" 1934) before cancelling his contract
Played leading role in the U.S.-Spanish co-production, "El valle de las espadas/The Castilian"
Played the recurring role of Chico's (Freddie Prinze) father on the NBC comedy series, "Chico and the Man" in the mid-70s
Played the recurring role of the Joker in the ABC adventure series, "Batman"
Romero's father found him a job at a bank on Wall Street after the family lost its fortune with the collapse of the sugar market in the early Depression years
Under contract to Universal
Last film for Fox, "Love That Brute"; began freelancing
Starred as Steve McQuinn in the syndicated TV adventure series, "Passport to Danger"

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