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Rosa Rosanova

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Biography

Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Best remembered as Valentino's mother in "Blood and Sand," Rosanova began her career on Broadway and later played several immigrant women on the screen. In the film "Lucky Boy" (1929), George Jessell sang 'My Mother's Eyes' to her just like Al Jolson sang to Eugenie Besserer in "The Jazz Singer." With the advent of sound, her career came to an end. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mamma Jessel

Lucky Boy 1928

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Character: One of Taylor's Neighbors

After Tomorrow 1932

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