Actor Arturo de Cordova

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on July 15, 2001

I saw a movie back in the '40s titled Frenchman's Creek. It starred a handsome Arturo de Cordova. I don't remember seeing him in anything else. What happened to him?
—Margie H., Nebraska

Arturo de Cordova starred in more than 100 motion pictures. The Mexican actor died in 1973 at the age of 65. He is perhaps best remembered for the role of Augustin in Paramount's 1943 movie For Whom the Bell Tolls, which starred Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. Starring with Joan Fontaine, he played a Frenchman in the 1944 movie Frenchman's Creek. He also starred with Billie Holliday and Louis Armstrong in the 1947 film New Orleans, which traced the history of jazz. In the late 1940s, he returned to Mexico, where he continued to make movies such as El and Mientras Puerto Rico Duerme.