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|Also Known As:||Jacob Krantz,Jacob Kranze,Richard Cortez||Died:||April 28, 1977|
|Born:||September 19, 1899||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Austria||Profession:||Cast ... actor director newspaper boy messenger stockbroker|
This 'Latin lover' of the 1920s was actually Austrian-born and Brooklyn-raised. After working as a runner on Wall Street, Cortez broke into films, signing with Paramount and debuting with "The Call of the Canyon" (1923). He went on to appear in dozens of silent films, including "Children of Jazz" (1923), with Gloria Swanson in "A Society Scandal" (1924), D.W. Griffith's superb "The Sorrows of Satan" (1926), alongside Greta Garbo in her American debut, "The Torrent" (1926), and with Lon Chaney in "Mockery" (1927).
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