Antonio Moreno

Actor, Director, Meter reader
This handsome, fiery Latin Lover of the silent screen co-starred with some of the era's most famed leading ladies, and was dubbed "The It Man" by author Elinor Glyn. Born in Madrid, Moreno came to the US as a teenager ... Read more »
Born: 09/26/1887 in Madrid, ES

Filmography

Actor (28)

It: Part One 2015 (Movie)

Cyrus Waltham (Actor)

No Quarto da Vanda 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Searchers 1956 (Movie)

Emilio Figueroa (Actor)

Saskatchewan 1954 (Movie)

Dark Cloud (Actor)

The Creature From the Black Lagoon 1954 (Movie)

Carl Maia (Actor)

Wings of the Hawk 1952 (Movie)

Father Perez (Actor)

Crisis 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Seven Sinners 1939 (Movie)

Rubio (Actor)

The Temptress 1925 (Movie)

Manuel Robledo (Actor)

Beverly of Graustark (Movie)

Dantan (Actor)

Captain from Castile (Movie)

Don Francisco (Actor)

Come to My House (Movie)

Floyd Bennings (Actor)

Fiesta (Movie)

(Actor)

Lust for Gold (Movie)

Ramon Peralta (Actor)

Mare Nostrum (Movie)

Ulysses Ferragut (Actor)

Mark of the Renegade (Movie)

Jose De Vasquez (Actor)

My American Wife (Movie)

Manuel La Tassa (Actor)

Storm over the Andes (Movie)

Maj. Tovar (Actor)

Synthetic Sin (Movie)

Donald (Actor)

Tampico (Movie)

Justice of the Peace (Actor)

The Bohemian Girl (Movie)

Devilshoof (Actor)

The Island of Regeneration (Movie)

The Nomad (Actor)

The Spanish Main (Movie)

Commandante (Actor)

Thunder Bay (Movie)

Dominique Rigaud (Actor)

Tiger Love (Movie)

The Wildcat (Actor)

Undercover Man (Movie)

Tomas Gonzales (Actor)

Untamed Frontier (Movie)

Bandera (Actor)

Valley of the Sun (Movie)

Chief Cochise (Actor)

Biography

This handsome, fiery Latin Lover of the silent screen co-starred with some of the era's most famed leading ladies, and was dubbed "The It Man" by author Elinor Glyn. Born in Madrid, Moreno came to the US as a teenager and began acting onstage in the early 1910s. He supported such stars as Maude Adams, Julia Marlowe and Mrs. Leslie Carter, but his accent limited his roles. The silent screen was more accommodating. In 1912, he made his screen debut in "The Voice of the Millions" and went on to appear in over a dozen films at Biograph, many directed by D W Griffith, including "The Musketeers of Pig Alley" (1912) and "Judith of Bethulia" (1914). By 1914, Moreno had become a regular stock member of Brooklyn's Vitagraph Studios.

Relationships

Step-Father
owned a local market in Gibralter

Step-Son
survived him

Step-Daughter
had two survived him

Daisy Danziger

Wife
oil heiress married in 1923 separated weeks before her 1933 death in an auto accident

Juan Monteaguado

Father
died when Moreno was young

Ana Moreno

Mother
remarried after Moreno's father's death

EDUCATION

attended a Catholic boarding school in Cadiz, Spain before his father's death

Williston Seminary

Northampton, Massachusetts

attended a Catholic school in NYC

Milestones

1965

Suffered stroke

1958

Last film, "El Senor Faron y la Cleopatra"

1956

Made last American feature, "The Searchers"

1929

Began making Spanish-language talkies

1927

Co-starred with Clara Bow in "It"

1926

Starred in "Mare Nostrum," "The Temptress" and "Beverly of Graustark" at MGM

1912

Film debut, "The Voice of the Million"

1912

Made over a dozen films at Biograph, many directed by D W Griffith

1910

Began acting onstage (date approximate)

1901

Moved to USA at age 14 (date approximate)

Signed with Paramount, where he made 12 films

Directed Mexico's first talking films, "Santa" and "Aguilas Frente al Sol"

Signed with Vitagraph, where Moreno made nearly 50 films

Moved with family from Madrid to Seville before settling in Algeiros, Spain

"Adopted" by Charlotte Morgan; moved with her to Northampton, Massachusetts

Bonus Trivia

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Moreno was reportedly the last person to telephone director William Desmond Taylor on the night Taylor was murdered.

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