George Thomas Regas (Greek: Γεώργιος Θωμάς Ρεγάκος; November 9, 1890 – December 13, 1940) was a Greek American actor.

George Regas
George Regas in Daniel Boone (1936).jpg
Regas in Daniel Boone, 1936
Born
Georgios Thomas Regakos

(1890-11-19)November 19, 1890
Goranoi, Peloponnese, Greece
DiedDecember 13, 1940(1940-12-13) (aged 50)
Years active1921–1940
Spouse(s)Reine Davies (19??–1938; divorced)
RelativesPedro Regas (brother)

BiographyEdit

Born in the village of Goranoi[citation needed] near Sparta, Greece, he was the brother of actor Pedro Regas.[1] He was a stage actor in Athens before coming to the United States. In New York City he played Romeo in a Grecian version of Romeo and Juliet.[2]

In 1921, Regas acted in his first motion picture, The Love Light with Mary Pickford. This film was produced by Pickford's production company. He would go on to create character roles in over one hundred films.[2] His rugged looks and Mediterranean complexion allowed him to play a wide variety of nationalities in action and adventure films.[3][better source needed] He was married to actress Reine Davies,[4] the sister of Marion Davies. He starred as Mateo in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939).

On Broadway, Regas portrayed Pedro in Zombie (1932).[5]

DeathEdit

Regas died In St. Vincent's Hospital[1] after an operation for a throat infection on December 13, 1940, in Hollywood, California, at age fifty.[2] His last film role was Sergeant Gonzales in The Mark of Zorro.[3][better source needed] He is entombed at Hollywood Forever Cemetery alongside his brother.

Partial filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Death Ends Long Career on Screen". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. December 14, 1940. p. 19. Retrieved November 26, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c Character People, First Edition, Citadel Press, 1977; ISBN 0-8065-0669-5
  3. ^ a b George Regas profile, IMDb.com; accessed July 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "On New Honeymoon". Chicago Tribune. Illinois, Chicago. August 21, 1925. p. 34. Retrieved November 26, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "George Regas". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on November 26, 2019. Retrieved November 26, 2019.

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