George Regas as he appeared in the film Daniel Boone, 1936.
|Born||Georgios Thomas Regakos
November 19, 1890
|Died||December 13, 1940
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Reine Davies (19??-1938; divorced)|
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. His rugged looks and Mediterranean complexion allowed him to play a wide variety of nationalities in action and adventure films. He was married to actress Reine Davies, the sister of Marion Davies. He starred as Mateo in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939).
Regas died after an operation for a throat infection on December 13, 1940 in Hollywood, California, at age fifty. His last film role was Sergeant Gonzales in The Mark of Zorro. He is entombed at Hollywood Forever Cemetery alongside his brother.
- Character People, First Edition, Citadel Press, 1977; ISBN 0-8065-0669-5
- George Regas profile, IMDb.com; accessed July 17, 2014.
- Works by or about George Regas at Internet Archive
- George Regas on Internet Movie Database
- George Regas at the Internet Broadway Database
- George Regas at Find a Grave
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