Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso
Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso

Gender

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Known Credits

11

Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso

Date of Birth: Dec 11, 1905

Birthplace:  Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

 

 

Biography

Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso, later known as Gilbert Roland, was born in 1905 in Mexico. Following his parents to the USA, he did not become the bullfighter he had dreamed of being but became an actor instead. His Mexican roots, his half macho half romantic ways, his handsome virile figure helped him land roles in movies from the early twenties to 1982. A long and varied career in which Roland was in turns an extra, a matinée idol (Armand Duval in Camille (1926)), a Latin Lover, a star of English-speaking films made in Hollywood in the early 1930s, a Mexican bandit in B-Movies, The Cisco Kid in a series of six popular Westerns, a brilliant character in major A movies (John Hustons We Were Strangers (1949), Vincente Minnellis The Bad and the Beautiful (1952); Anthony Manns Thunder Bay (1953), John Fords Cheyenne Autumn (1964)), a sinister character in Spaghetti Westerns... When he retired in 1982, twelve years before he died, he could be satisfied.

Known For

Filmography

Underwater!

Underwater!

as Dominic Quesada

1955

The Racers

The Racers

as Dell'Oro

1955

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

Beneath the 12-Mile Reef

as Mike Petrakis

1953

This Is Your Life (US)

This Is Your Life (US)

as  Himself

1952

Glory Alley

Glory Alley

as Peppi Donnato

1952

The Torch

The Torch

as Father Sierra

1950

Beauty and the Bandit

Beauty and the Bandit

as The Cisco Kid

1946

The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

as Capt. Lopez

1940

After Tonight

After Tonight

as Capt. Rudolph Ritter

1933

Gigolettes of Paris

Gigolettes of Paris

as Antoine 'Tony' Ferrand

1933