Valentino Day - August 23

Valentino Day is the day of commemoration of the actor Rudolph Valentino (or in his full name Rodolfo Alfonso Pietro Filiberto Raffaello Guglielmi) who was born on May 6, 1895 and died on August 23, 1926, at the age of only 31, from blood poisoning.
Valentino was a handsome Italian film actor who captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of women around the world who watched the films he starred in: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), The Sheikh (1921), Blood and Sand (1922), The Young Rajah (1922), Monsieur Beaucaire (1924), Kobra (1925) , The Eagle (1925) and The Son of the Sheikh (1926).
He died after being ill for several months with a liver infection and refused to see a doctor. Only when the pain was unbearable did he agree to be evacuated to the hospital. He underwent surgery and the doctors were optimistic about his condition, but suddenly there was a bad turn and his condition deteriorated rapidly. His lungs were full of fluid and infection.
He died at a New York hospital on August 23. His funeral was held in New York and then his body was moved to Los Angeles, where another funeral was held and he was buried in Hollywood. Hundreds of thousands of people mourned his death across the United States.
Valentino Day
Picture from the film The Son of the Sheikh, 1926.

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