Juano Hernandez, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Juano Hernandez

Puerto Rican actor

Date of Birth: 19-Jul-1896

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

Date of Death: 17-Jul-1970

Profession: actor, stage actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer


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About Juano Hernandez

  • Juano Hernández (July 19, 1896 – July 17, 1970) was an Afro-Puerto Rican stage and film actor who was a pioneer in the African American film industry.
  • He made his silent debut in The Life of General Villa, and talking picture debut in an Oscar Micheaux film, The Girl from Chicago, which was directed at black audiences.
  • Hernández also performed in a series of dramatic roles in mainstream Hollywood movies.
  • His participation in the film Intruder in the Dust (1949) earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for "New Star of the Year." Later in life he returned to Puerto Rico, where he intended to make a film based on the life of Sixto Escobar.

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