Don Alvarado

Don Alvarado

actor, second unit director or assistant director, production manager

Don Alvarado was born on Nov 04, 1900 in USA. Don Alvarado's big-screen debut came with Mademoiselle Midnight directed by Robert Z. Leonard in 1924, strarring Dancer at Fiesta (uncredited). Don Alvarado is known for Auntie Mame directed by Morton DaCosta, Rosalind Russell stars as Mame Dennis and Forrest Tucker as Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside. The most recent award Don Alvarado achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Don Alvarado plays is Auntie Mame which will be released on Dec 27, 1958.

Jose Paige was given the screen name Don Alvarado by studio chief Jack L. Warner while they purportedly were driving past the Los Angeles street Alvarado. Paige played a number of starring roles that relied on his Latin good looks, and masculine build, achieving a certain following as a Rudolph Valentino type. He was barely 17 when he left his native Albuquerque and came to Los Angeles where he became fast friends with fellow struggling actor Gilbert Roland. Paige met his future wife Ann Boyar while both were still teenagers and the young couple married and soon after had a daughter named Joy. After six years of marriage Ann Page fell in love with Jack Warner and the marriage to Paige dissolved. Warner waited several more years until his parents died before he divorced his wife, Irma, and married Ann. When asked why she had divorced Paige to marry Warner, Ann Warner joked, "the talkies, of course." In 1928 Warner's studio had ushered in the sound era, and Paige's career like those of so many other silent actors, had suffered. He continued to act, but in supporting roles. He and Ann remained friends, though, and after a long career as an assistant director, Paige was asked by his former wife if he might like to manage the 80,000 acre Arizona cattle ranch she had purchased with Warner. Page had grown up in cattle country, was an experienced horseman and spoke Spanish. He accepted the job and by all accounts was a respected and much-liked manager.

  • Birthday

    Nov 04, 1900
  • Place of Birth

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Known For


1 wins & 0 nominations

Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame

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