George Regas

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George Regas
George Regas in Daniel Boone (1936).jpg
George Regas as he appeared in the film Daniel Boone, 1936.
Born Georgios Thomas Regakos
(1890-11-19)November 19, 1890
Goranoi, Greece
Died December 13, 1940(1940-12-13) (aged 50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1921-1940
Spouse(s) Reine Davies (19??-1938; divorced)

George Regas (November 9, 1890 – December 13, 1940) was a Greek-born American actor.

Born in Sparta, Greece, he was the brother of actor Pedro Regas. He was a stage actor in Athens before coming to the U.S. In New York City he played Romeo in a Grecian version of Romeo and Juliet.[1]

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.[1] His rugged looks and Mediterranean complexion allowed him to play a wide variety of nationalities in action and adventure films.[2] He was married to actress Reine Davies, the sister of Marion Davies. He starred as Mateo in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939).

Death[edit]

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

Partial Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Character People, First Edition, Citadel Press, 1977; ISBN 0-8065-0669-5
  2. ^ a b George Regas profile, IMDb.com; accessed July 17, 2014.

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