Rod La Rocque

Actor, Real estate broker
Tall, handsome, extremely well-built leading man of the silent and early sound eras, typically cast as devil-may-care heros in adventures and dapper, well-dressed romancers in drawing room comedies and dramas. La Rocque ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1896 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

S.O.S. Eisberg 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

Our Modern Maidens 1928 (Movie)

Abbott (Actor)

The Coming of Amos 1924 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ten Commandments 1922 (Movie)

Dan McTavish - Her Son (Actor)

A Society Scandal (Movie)

Harrison Peters (Actor)

Dr. Christian Meets the Women (Movie)

Prof. Kenneth Parker (Actor)

Forbidden Paradise (Movie)

Capt. Alexis Czerny (Actor)

Gigolo (Movie)

Gideon Gory (Actor)

Hold 'em Yale (Movie)

Jaime Alvarado Montez (Actor)

International Crime (Movie)

Lamont Cranston/The Shadow (Actor)

Let Us Be Gay (Movie)

Bob Brown (Actor)

Meet John Doe (Movie)

Ted Sheldon (Actor)

One Romantic Night (Movie)

Prince Albert (Actor)

The Dragnet (Movie)

(Actor)

The French Doll (Movie)

Pedro Carrova (Actor)

The Shadow Strikes (Movie)

"The Shadow" (Actor)

Till We Meet Again (Movie)

Carl Schrottle (Actor)

Triumph (Movie)

King Garnet (Actor)

What's Wrong with the Women? (Movie)

Jack Lee (Actor)

Biography

Tall, handsome, extremely well-built leading man of the silent and early sound eras, typically cast as devil-may-care heros in adventures and dapper, well-dressed romancers in drawing room comedies and dramas. La Rocque began making films in 1915 and was soon a prominent leading man. Most of his starring roles are in enjoyable if standardized silent film fare, but he did act in Cecil B. DeMille's first screen version of "The Ten Commandments" (1923) and worked for Ernst Lubitsch in "Forbidden Paradise" (1924). One of his most enjoyable films lampooned aspects of his screen persona, the hilarious proto-screwball comedy "The Cruise of the Jasper B" (1926), with La Rocque, frequently stripped to the waist, in very suitably dashing, tongue-in-cheek form. He continued playing leads for several years in talkies but a number of his films were lurid, improbable melodramas, and his exotic allure seemed somewhat out of place with the move from the Roaring 20s to the Great Depression. La Rocque later kept busy in character roles, often as villains, into the 1940s. Married actress Vilma Banky in 1927.

Relationships

Vilma Banky

Wife
born on January 9, 1898 in Nagydorog, Hungary married from 1927 until his death died on March 18, 1991 in Los Angeles, California

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources give 1898 as the year of Mr. La Rocque's birth.

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