Rudolph Valentino

By: Deannah Herron

Rudolph's life style

Rudolph Valentino was born on May 6,1895, in Castellaneta, Italy. He is an Italian-American male that lived in Italy until he was 18 years old. Most people in his family didn’t call Rudolph, Rudolph they called him Rudy for short. Rudolph was also short for his real name Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi Di Valentina D’Antonguoila. Rudy growing up didn’t have life easy for him. His dad was an army officer and an veterian. Rudy wanted to try and be like his dad so he tried to go to the service but he got rejected. Once Rudy got rejected he moved to Hollywood to try and make something of his self. When he moved down there he had got an occupation as an film actor/play writer. Once he became a film actor he started performing in silent films as an Latin lover, or an Arab type of leading man. Most men didn’t like him for that because he started attracting more women. Rudolph had a great long run career until he had got an but report on one of his plays because the guy was jealous he said that Rudy wasn’t a good Italian-American actor. Rudy wasn’t the greatest person to hear bad critics like that so he started getting stressed out and pulled his hair out. People didn’t like him with less hair so he tried to take drugs to help his hair come back, but he didn’t know that the drugs was poisonous and it got in his blood streams and he died on August 23,1926.

Rudolph Valentino Documentary

Movie Questions:

1.) What was one name people called Rudy?

2.)Where was Rudy's body when he was dead?


Rudolph's impact was to not let people's bad reports on you bring you down or make you do something crazy.