Richard Arlen bio

Birth Name: Sylvanus Richard Van Mattimore

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Saint Paul

Date Of Birth: September 1, 1899

Date Of Death: March 28, 1976

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Richard Arlen was born on the 1st of September, 1899. He was famous for being a Movie Actor. Leading man during Hollywood’s silent film era who played the world-weary hero in many pictures of the ’20s and ’30s. His western credits include Wanted: Dead or Alive, Wagon Train, and Lawman.

Richard Arlen was born in Saint Paul. He served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps during WWI, though he never saw combat, and got a job at Paramount Pictures after falling off a bike and breaking his leg on their parking lot. Unlike most of his fellow actors, he leaped from silent pictures to talkies without a problem, and continued to play in adventure and western films into the 1940s.

Richard Arlen was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Richard Arlen was born in 1890s.

Sylvanus Richard Van Mattimore is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Richard Arlen’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Richard Arlen’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Richard Arlen kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Richard Arlen was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Sylvanus Richard Van Mattimore
NICKNAME: Dick, Sylvanus Richard Van Mattimore, Richard Arlen
RELIGION: Roman Catholic



Zodiac Sign: Richard Arlen was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Richard Arlen was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Richard Arlen had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Richard Arlen’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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