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Born in 1895 to a French mother and Italian father Rudolph Valentino grew up in Italy His father died while he was young and his mother spoiled him He did poorly in school and eventually ended up studying agriculture After a stint in Paris he returned to Italy broke Many times Valentino referenced something he did being the cause of being sent away His journey to New York City took place just under 9 months before Jean Valentino would be bornIn New York City Valentino met with his Padrino Godfather Frank Mennillo who helped him secure a job and a place to live Eventually Valentino was hired as a taxi dancer someone who danced with various women in a caf for 10 cents a dance A good looking and gifted dancer he rose above the ranks and began performing for New York society elite Infatuated and conducting an affair with married society woman Blanca de Saulles he testified in her defense during her divorce trial Her husband John a prominent businessman was not pleased and had Valentino arrested on vice charges that to this day are not clear the records were wiped clean in the 1920s After surviving this scandal Blanca shot her now ex-husband and Valentino left New York hoping to avoid a new wave of scandalHe ended up in San Francisco where his Padrino Frank Mennillo had since relocated to He soon met Norman Kerry who suggested he try his hand at silent films Valentino headed to Los Angeles on Kerrys advice and began making the rounds at studios A deeply exotic and alluring man his type was usually used for heavies or villains Eventually he eked out a living mostly co-starring in b-rated picturesDuring this time his mother died devastating him Hoping to recover from this shock he fell in love with fellow small time actress Jean Acker Acker a lesbian was involved in a love triangle with powerful actresses Grace Darmond
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