Ramon Novarro was Ben-Hur to moviegoers long before Charlton Heston. The 1926 film made Novarro-known as "Ravishing Ramon"-one of Hollywood's most beloved silent film idols. His bright and varied career, spanning silents, talkies, the concert stage, theater, and television, came to a dark conclusion with his murder in 1968.
This comprehensive work details both the private and public aspects of Novarro's life to return him to his rightful place in film history. Includes a complete filmography and numerous photos.