greeley, colorado, daily tribune feb 17 1975 p23

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Magazine at ceremony in New York City. Town." (AP Wirephoto) Ingmar Bergman. It is set in the carefree early 1900s on one pictures a high-point bridge hand that would tempt any closed-circuit television. The first day of issue for the Cesar Romero, Disney star, still exudes screen charm When 20th Century-Fox released "Tall, Dark and Handsome" in 1941, the male lead personified the title. Today, more than three decades later, silver-haired Cesar Romero still exudes sophisticated charm from the screen, this time in Walt Disney Productions' -supercharged comedy, "The Strongest Man in the World." (Now showing at the Wilshire Theater.) Romero portrays A. J. Arno, suave, debonair businessman under whose smooth exterior beats a heart of pure larceny. He created the role in the 1969 Disney release, "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes," and carried it through another Disney comedy, "Now You See Him, Now You Don't," released in 1972. Romero; was' born in New York City to Marie Marti and Cesar Romero Sr., well-to-do immigrants. The senior Romero exported machinery to sugar plantations in Cuba, where he had previously moved from his native Spain. Cesar spent a comfortable childhood, the only son and middle child who spent summers summers at the family home on the New Jersey shore. After the 1922 sugar market crash in Cuba and the 1929 stock market crash in this country, Romero's father lost everything, everything, but there was enough left to send Cesar to the Collegiate School, a private prep school in New York City. years and felt they didn't intend to pick up my option, so I left. Freelancing has been good to' me. I'm still working after 40 years in the business, and locations have taken me all over the world," he says. In recent years, Romero has India Ink heiress). "We billed ourselves as 'Lisbeth and Romero, Aristocrats of the Dance,' and won dancing parts in 'Lady Do,' A CELEBRATION OF When Romero graduated, his on Broadway. I called my father lined up a job for the boy parents to tell them I was going at a bank, but the business on the stage. Luckily I was world held no interest for the living away from home. youth who had already taught Otherwise, my father would himself to dance. With the probably have lulled me to prospect of a glum future facing protect the family honor. He him, Cesar secretly worked up took a dim view, of the theater; a dance routine with a friend, acting was something nice found new fame in television, Lisbeth Higgins fthe Higgins people didn't do," says deeply- particularly with his charac- tanned, vigorous Romero. terization of the arch-criminal, He and his partner began the Joker, on the defunct working the supper club circuit "Batman" series, and guest and four years later, a producer appearances on scores of caught the act and signed series, including "The Won- Romero for his acting debut on derful. World of Disney." stage in "Strictly During the 1954-55 season he Dishonorable," in which he starred in "Passport to played the lead. That led to Danger," an early adventure other plays, including "Along series, and in 1971 he did a the Great White Way," "Social syndicated travelogue, Register" and "Dinner at "Cesar's World," for television. Eight." Romero's philosophy of In 1934 he was contacted by entertainment is "what used to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for a be made years ago. Some of the screen test as a gigolo in "The things that are made now Thin Man," a success which shouldn't be allowed on the launched his career in motion screen, and that doesn't

Clipped from Greeley Daily Tribune17 Feb 1975, MonPage 23

Greeley Daily Tribune (Greeley, Colorado)17 Feb 1975, MonPage 23
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