Valentino

[val-uhn-tee-noh]
noun
Rudolph (Rodolpho d'Antonguolla) 1895–1926, U.S. motion-picture actor, born in Italy.
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Valentino (ˌvælənˈtiːnəʊ)
 
n
Rudolph, original name Rodolpho Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla. 1895--1926, US silent-film actor, born in Italy. He is famous for his romantic roles in such films as The Sheik (1921)

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Valentino
"gigolo, good-looking romantic man," 1927, from It.-born U.S. movie actor Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), who was adored by female fans. His full name was Rodolfo Guglielmi di Valentino.
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