Luis Alberni

Luis Alberni (October 4, 1886 – December 23, 1962) was a Spanish-born American character actor of stage and films.[1][2][3]

Luis Alberni
Luis Alberni in Hats Off.jpg
Luis Alberni in Hats Off (1936)
Born(1886-10-04)October 4, 1886
DiedDecember 23, 1962(1962-12-23) (aged 76)
OccupationActor
Years active1915–1956
Spouse(s)
Charlotte Hall Alberni
(m. 1919; div. 1940)
Wanda Mary Wilson
(m. 1940)

Early yearsEdit

Alberni was born in Barcelona, Spain, on October 4, 1886. He acted in stock theater for four years in Marseille before he went back to Barcelona, earned a BA degree, and studied law.[4]

CareerEdit

Alberni was acting in Bordeaux when American humorist Wilson Mizner and playwright Paul Armstrong invited him to come to the United States, offering their help.[4] In April 1912, he sailed to New York City as a steerage passenger aboard the S/S Nieuw Amsterdam.

In New York, Alberni acted on both stage and screen. His first motion picture performance was in the 1915 Jewish drama, Children of the Ghetto. On the stage, he appeared in more than a dozen Broadway plays between 1915 and 1928, including 39 East, Dreams for Sale and the original production of What Price Glory? in 1924–1925. In the sound film era, he had notable roles as Jacopo in The Count of Monte Cristo (1934),[5] as Mr. Louis Louis in Easy Living (1937), and as the mayor in A Bell for Adano (1945).

Personal life and deathEdit

Alberni and his wife, Charlotte, married on April 18, 1919, in New York City. They were divorced on February 3, 1938. They had three children.[6]

Alberni died at the motion picture actors' home in Woodland Hills, California in 1962. His remains are interred in an unmarked grave at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood.[7]

Complete filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1939-02-19). "THE SCREEN; ' When You're in Love' Opens at the Music Hall--The Capitol Presents 'The Last of Mrs. Cheyney'". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  2. ^ "A Behind-the-Scenes Farce". New York Times. 1932-04-22. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1937-12-31). "THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; Jacques Deval's Light Comedy, 'Tovarich,' Is Shown at the Music Hall--'Rosalie' at the Capitol--'Manhattan Merry-Go-Round' at Criterion". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  4. ^ a b Merrick, Mollie (December 9, 1934). "Luis Alberni Little Known In America". Hartford Courant. North America Newspaper Alliance. p. 17. Retrieved July 3, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Sennwald, Andre (1934-09-27). "A First-Rate Film Version of "The Count of Monte Cristo," at the Rivoli -- "Servant's Entrance."". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  6. ^ "Actor's Wife Wins Divorce, Custody Of Three Children". Daily News. California, Los Angeles. February 4, 1938. p. 9. Retrieved July 3, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14000 Famous Persons by Scott Wilson

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