Edward Raquello

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Edward Raquello
South of Panama lobby card.jpg
Lobby card from South of Panama (1928) with Edward Raquello at left
Edward Zylberberg Kucharski[1]

14 May 1900
Died24 August 1976
CitizenshipPoland, United States
Years active1927–1940 (film); 1951 (television)

Edward Raquello (born Edward Zylberberg Kucharski; 14 May 1900 – 24 August 1976) was a Polish-American actor of stage and screen.[2]

Raquello emigrated to the United States in March 1926. Although from Eastern Europe, he specialized in playing Latin Lover roles in Hollywood. He also performed frequently on the stage. For instance, in 1931, he was in the cast of Wonder Bar, headlined by Al Jolson. In 1932, he was in New York to Cherbourg at the Forrest Theatre, New York City. In 1933, he appeared with Rose Hobart and Humphrey Bogart at the Booth Theatre in the comedy, Our Wife. In June 1934, he co-starred with Betty Bronson in Genius in Love at the Elverhoj Theatre in Kingston, New York. In January 1935, he starred as Al Pomo, Public Enemy Number One, in Nowhere Bound, a melodrama about undesirable aliens on board a deportation train; written by Leo Birinski, it was presented at the Imperial Theatre in New York City. In 1936 and 1937, he was in the original production of Idiot's Delight with Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. In 1941, he was in the touring company of There Shall Be No Night, in a cast headed by Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Following the end of the Second World War and through the 1960s, he was a program director and executive producer at the Voice of America radio for the United States Information Agency.


Year Title Role Notes
1927 The Girl from Rio Raoul the dancer
1928 South of Panama Emilio Cervantes
1937 Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo Paul Savarin
1938 The Patient in Room 18 Dr. Fred Harker
1938 The Last Express Paul Zarinka
1938 Torchy Gets Her Man Henchman Gonzales Uncredited
1938 Western Jamboree Don Carlos
1939 Idiot's Delight Chiari Uncredited
1939 Missing Daughters Lucky Rogers
1939 The Girl from Mexico Tony Romano
1939 The Girl and the Gambler Rodolfo Ramos
1940 Calling Philo Vance Eduardo Grassi



  • Hanke, Ken. Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography, and Criticism. McFarland, 1990.

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