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Don Zelaya

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Biography

Managua, Nicaragua
Named after the King of Spain, pianist Don Alfonso Zelaya was the son of José Santos Zelaya, President of Nicaragua from 1893-1909. He was educated in Europe before his father sent him to America to be a general. He was a graduate of West Point, 1910, and served four years in the U.S. Army during World War I. In 1911 he married his first wife, American-born Marguerite Lee, grandniece of General Robert E. Lee. They had a son they named José Santos. As pianist he played with the San Francisco and Minneapolis symphony orchestras. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Ross Ranchhand

The Purple Heart 1944

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Character: Gimpy - Piano Player

Macao 1952

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Character: Nick Dorapopolos

Valiant Is the Word for Carrie 1936

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