Novarro's favorite leading lady was Alice Terry with whom he appeared in three silent films.
Both of Novarro's killers were paroled from prison in the late 70's. Each was convicted of subsequent offenses and are now incarcerated once more.
Novarro was arrested several times for drunk driving over the years.
In 1961, Novarro was seriously injured in an automobile accident.
In 1960, Novarro was awarded a special Golden Globe for the volume of his work during his career.
Novarro's mother resided in his house for many years after his father passed away.
Novarro was the oldest of 13 children.
Novarro co-starred with Robert Mitchum and William Bendix in 1949's The Big Steal. Filming on this picture was held up while Mitchum did jail time for marijuana possession.
Novarro reportedly did not get along with star Robert Conrad when he did a guest shot on The Wild, Wild West.
Novarro's final acting role was a guest shot on The High Chapparal.
Novarro was a cousin of actress Dolores Del Rio.
Director Rex Ingram was the person who suggested the screen name of Ramon Novarro to the young actor Ramon Samaniego.
Novarro was 5 feet, 6 inches tall.
Novarro's father was a dentist.
Novarro has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6350 Hollywood Boulevard.
Novarro is buried in Calvary Cemetary in Los Angeles.
Novarro was brutally murdered by two brothers whom he'd invited to his home for sexual escapades. They had planned to rob him because they had heard he kept a bunch of money at his home.
Novarro resided in the Laurel Canyon section of Los Angeles.
At the peak of his career, Novarro earned $10,000.00 per week.
Novarro was a devout Roman Catholic and a homosexual.
Novarro's contract with MGM expired in 1935 and the studio chose not to renew it.
Novarro co-starred with Greta Garbo in 1932's Mata Hari.
Novarro's first talking film was Call of the Flesh released in 1930. He also sang and danced in that film.
Novarro's greatest screen hit came in 1925 when he played the title role in the silent version of Ben Hur.
Novarro's first major film success came in 1923 with the swashbuckler Scaramouche.
Novarro's family moved to Los Angeles from Durango, Mexico to escape the fallout from the Mexican Revolution.
Novarro: Today the hero can even take a poke at the leading lady.