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Rosa Rosanova (1869–1944)

Best remembered as Valentino's mother in "Blood and Sand," Rosanova began her career on Broadway and later played several immigrant women on the screen. In the film "Lucky Boy" (1929), George Jessell sang 'My Mother's Eyes' to her just like Al Jolson sang to Eugenie Besserer in "The Jazz Singer." With the advent of sound, her career came to an end. See full bio »

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Known For

Blood and Sand Angustias
The Younger Generation Tilda Goldfish - Ma
His People Rose Cominsky
Pleasure Before Business Sarah Weinberg


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (26 credits)
 1934 Fighting Hero
 1933 Pilgrimage
Mrs. Goldstein (uncredited)
 1932 Uptown New York
Elderly Spanish Woman (uncredited)
 1932 After Tomorrow
One of Taylor's Neighbors (uncredited)
 1929 The Younger Generation
Tilda Goldfish - Ma
 1928 Lucky Boy
Mamma Jessel
 1928 Sonia
 1928 Abie's Irish Rose
 1927 Jake the Plumber
Mrs. Levine
 1927 Special Delivery
Sidney's Mother (uncredited)
 1927 Pleasure Before Business
Sarah Weinberg
 1927 The Shamrock and the Rose
Mrs. Cohen
 1926 God Gave Me Twenty Cents
Mrs. Dufour
 1925 Cobra
 1925 His People
Rose Cominsky
 1925 A Woman's Faith
Delima Turcott
 1924 The Lover of Camille
Madame Rabouir
 1924 Butterfly
Neighbor / Party Guest (uncredited)
 1924 The Family Secret
Tomaso's Wife (uncredited)
 1924 The Virgin
The Widow Montez
 1924 When a Girl Loves
 1923 Fashion Row
Mama Levitzky (as Madame Rosa Rosanova)
 1923 The Gentleman from America
Old Inez
 1922 Hungry Hearts
 1922 Blood and Sand
Angustias (as Rose Rosanova)
 1921 Just Around the Corner
Mrs. Finshreiber

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Alternate Names:

Madame Rosa Rosanova | Rose Rosanova


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Children: Esther and Lewis

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