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Ricardo Cortez (Jacob Krantz) was born on 19 September, 1900 in New York, NY, is an American film actor. Discover Ricardo Cortez's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Ricardo Cortez networth?

Popular As Jacob Krantz
Occupation actor,director,soundtrack
Age 77 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 19 September 1900
Birthday 19 September
Birthplace New York, NY
Date of death April 28, 1977
Died Place New York, NY
Nationality NY

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Ricardo Cortez Height, Weight & Measurements

At 77 years old, Ricardo Cortez height is 6' 1" (1.85 m) .

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Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Who Is Ricardo Cortez's Wife?

His wife is Christine Coniff Lee (m. 1934–1940), Alma Rubens (m. 1926–1931), Margaret Belle (m. ?–1977)

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Wife Christine Coniff Lee (m. 1934–1940), Alma Rubens (m. 1926–1931), Margaret Belle (m. ?–1977)
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Ricardo Cortez Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Ricardo Cortez worth at the age of 77 years old? Ricardo Cortez’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from NY. We have estimated Ricardo Cortez's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

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He played a newspaper columnist in Is My Face Red? (1932), a home wrecker in A Lost Lady (1934), a killer in Man Hunt (1936) and even Perry Mason in The Case of the Black Cat (1936).


Cortez' career, unlike some other silent-screen stars, survived the advent of sound, and he would play Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (1931) (aka "Dangerous Female"). Never a great actor, Cortez was cast as the smirking womanizer in a number of films and would soon slide down into "B" movies.


A popular star, he was saddled in a number of run-of-the-mill romantic movies that would depend more on his looks than on the script--pictures such as Argentine Love (1924) and The Cat's Pajamas (1926) did little to extend his range as an actor.

He did show that he had some range with his role in Pony Express (1924), but roles like that were few and far between.


Ricardo Cortez was born Jacob Krantz in New York City, New York, the son of Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses/Morris Krantz, Austrian Jewish immigrants who moved to New York just before he was born. His brother was cinematographer Stanley Cortez, who also changed his surname. Cortez worked a number of jobs while he trained as an actor. When Jacob he arrived in Hollywood to work in movies in 1922, the Rudolph Valentino craze was in full bloom. Never shy about changing a name and a background, the studio transformed Jacob Krantz into "Latin Lover" Ricardo Cortez from Spain. Such was life in Hollywood. Starting with small parts, the tall and dark Cortez was being groomed by Paramount to be the successor to Valentino, but Cortez would never be viewed (or consider himself) as the equal to the late sex symbol.


He was born in New York City, to Austrian Jewish parents, Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses or Morris Krantz, who married in New York on October 8, 1899. His paternal grandparents were Jacob Krantz and Annie Schluosselfeld. His maternal grandparents were Samuel Lefkowitz and Rosa Schwartz.