Voted best dancer and most handsome in high school, Cesar Romero made his motion picture debut in 1934 in “The Thin Man.” Cast as “Valentino,” Romero enjoyed a prolific film career that lasted well into the ‘60s. His role in the 1937 Shirley Temple film “Wee Willie Winkie” resulted in a 14-year contract with 20th Century Fox where he became famous starring in six Cisco Kid adventures. During the ‘50s and ‘60s, Romero became a popular guest on TV, landing the role of the Joker in “Batman” with Adam West. Before his death in 1994, Romero was honored with the Career Achievement Award at the Hollywood International Celebrity Awards Banquet and the Nosotros Golden Eagle Award for his success as a Latino in the entertainment industry.
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Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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