Rivas, Carlos

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Rivas, Carlos Gender: M
Oscar Weber
born on 16 February 1925 at 23:20 (= 11:20 PM )
Place El Paso, Texas, 31n46, 106w29
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°06' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°18 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°30'


American actor, best remembered as Lun Tha in The King and I (1956), Dirty Bob in True Grit (1969), and Hernandez in Topaz (1969). Rivas was born to a German father and Mexican mother. English was his first language.

Carlos Rivas was discovered in a bar in Mexico. He began his career in Mexican and Argentinian westerns, though his Argentinian films were actually filmed in Mexico.

His American debut was in The King and I (1956) opposite Rita Moreno. After this career highlight, he was quickly reduced to supporting roles. Rivas had co-starring roles in two science fiction films, The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956) and The Black Scorpion (1957). Rivas played Chingachgook in The Deerslayer (1957), with Lex Barker, Forrest Tucker, and Rita Moreno.

In 1969, Rivas co-founded with Ricardo Montalban and Henry Darrow, Nosotros, a Los Angeles based organization devoted to improving the way Hispanics are depicted in entertainment.

He died on 16 June 2003, aged 78, in Los Angeles.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. His twin brother, Louis Adolph Von Weber, was born on the same date at 11:40pm.


  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twin)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film)