About Cesar Romero
Cesar Julio Romero Jr. (February 15, 1907 – January 1, 1994) was an American actor and activist. He was active in film, radio, and television for almost 60 years. His wide range of screen roles included Latin lovers, historical figures in costume dramas, characters in light domestic comedies, and the Joker on the ‘Batman’ television series, which was included in TV Guide’s 2013 list of The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time. He was the first actor to play the character before the role was passed to Jack Nicholson and subsequently to Heath Ledger.
In 1935, Romero played a leading role in ‘The Devil is a Woman’, opposite Marlene Dietrich. Romero starred as the Cisco Kid in six westerns made between 1939 and 1941. Romero also danced and performed comedy in the 20th Century Fox films he starred in opposite Carmen Miranda and Betty Grable, such as ‘Week-End in Havana’ and ‘Springtime in the Rockies’, in the 1940s. He also played a minor role as Sinjin, a piano player in Glenn Miller’s band, in the 1942 20th Century Fox musical ‘Orchestra Wives’. Learn More…