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Rodolfo Acosta

  • Birth 29 Jul 1920 Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Death 7 Nov 1974 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Gentleness, L-3107
  • Memorial ID 19542

Actor. Born Rodolfo Acosta Perez in Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a character actor best known for his roles primarily as a villain in movies and television shows. In the 1940s, he came to the US and was signed by Universal Studios for a small roles in "The Fugitive" (1947), followed by "One Way Street" (1950). He went on to a long succession of roles as bandits, Indian warriors and outlaws, for films to include "Drum Beat" (1954), "One-Eyed Jacks" (1961), "The Sons of Katie Elder" (1965), "The Great White Hope" (1970) and "Legacy of Blood" (1971). For TV, he was a regular in roles as Carancho on "Zorro", as Vaquero on "The High Chaparral", as Juan on "Bonanza", as Valdez on "Death Valley Days", as Ramirez on "Ironside" and many more. He died at age 54 of cancer in Woodland Hills, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19542
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rodolfo Acosta (29 Jul 1920–7 Nov 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19542, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .