Biography

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Roderick Ross La Rocque (November 29, 1898 – October 15, 1969) was an American actor.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Edmund La Rocque and Ann (née Rice) La Rocque. His father was of French-Canadian descent and his mother was of Irish descent. He began appearing in stock theater at the age of seven and eventually ended up at the Essanay Studios as a teenager in Chicago where he found steady work until the studios closed. He then moved to New York City and worked on the stage until he was noticed by Samuel Goldwyn who took him to Hollywood. Over the next two decades, he appeared in films and made the transition to sound films.

In 1927, he married Hungarian actress Vilma Bánky in a lavish and highly publicized wedding. They were married until his death in 1969. He retired from movies in 1941 and became a real estate broker.

For his contribution to the film industry, La Rocque was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Roderick Ross La Rocque (November 29, 1898 – October 15, 1969) was an American actor.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Edmund La Rocque and Ann (née Rice) La Rocque. His father was of French-Canadian descent and his mother was of Irish descent. He began appearing in stock theater at the age of seven and eventually ended up at the Essanay Studios as a teenager in Chicago where he found steady work until the studios closed. He then moved to New York City and worked on the stage until he was noticed by Samuel Goldwyn who took him to Hollywood. Over the next two decades, he appeared in films and made the transition to sound films.

In 1927, he married Hungarian actress Vilma Bánky in a lavish and highly publicized wedding. They were married until his death in 1969. He retired from movies in 1941 and became a real estate broker.

For his contribution to the film industry, La Rocque was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1898-11-20

Day of Death 1969-10-15

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • George De Winter
  • Bob La Rock
  • Roderick La Rock
  • Rodney La Rock
  • Richard La Rocque
  • Roderick La Rocque
  • Rodney La Rocque
  • Roderick LaRocque
  • Rodney LaRocque

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1941 Meet John Doe as Ted Sheldon
1940 Dark Streets of Cairo as Inspector Joachim
1940 Dr. Christian Meets the Women as Prof. Kenneth Parker
1940 Beyond Tomorrow as Phil Hubert
1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Phillippe
1938 International Crime as Lamont Cranston
1937 The Shadow Strikes as Lamont Granston
1936 The Drag-Net as Lawrence Thomas Jr.
1936 Till We Meet Again as Carl Schrottle
1936 The Preview Murder Mystery as Neil DuBeck
1936 Taming the Wild as Dick Clayton
1935 Frisco Waterfront as Dan Elliott
1935 Hi, Gaucho! as Escurra, aka Captain Garcia
1935 Mystery Woman as Jacques Benoit
1934 S.O.S. Iceberg as Dr. Carl Lawrence
1930 Let Us Be Gay as Bob Brown
1930 One Romantic Night as Prince Albert
1930 Beau Bandit as Montero
1929 The Locked Door as Frank Devereaux
1929 The Delightful Rogue as Lastro
1929 Our Modern Maidens as Glenn Abbott aka 'Dynamite'
1929 The Man and the Moment as Michel
1928 Show People as Himself (uncredited)
1928 Captain Swagger as Captain Swagger / Hugh Drummond
1928 Hold 'Em Yale as Jaime Emmanuel Alvarado Montez
1928 Stand and Deliver as Roger Norman
1928 The Circus: Premiere as Himself
1927 The Fighting Eagle as Etienne Gerard
1927 Resurrection as Prince Dimitry Ivanitch Nekhludov
1926 The Cruise of the Jasper B as Jerry Cleggett
1926 Gigolo as Gideon Gory
1926 Red Dice as Alan Beckwith
1925 Braveheart as Braveheart
1925 The Coming of Amos as Amos Burden
1925 Night Life of New York as Ronald Bentley
1925 The Golden Bed as Admah Holtz
1924 Feet of Clay
1924 Code of the Sea as Bruce McDow
1924 Don't Call It Love as Patrick Delaney
1924 Forbidden Paradise as Capt. Alexei Czerny
1923 The Ten Commandments as Dan McTavish
1923 The French Doll as Pedro Carrova
1923 Jazzmania as Jerry Langdon
1921 Paying the Piper as Larry Grahame
1921 Suspicious Wives as Bob Standing
1920 A Philistine in Bohemia as Mr. Brunelli
1919 The Trap as The Blackmailer
1918 A Perfect Lady as Bob Griswold
1918 A Perfect 36 as O.P. Dildock
1918 The Venus Model as Paul Braddock

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