5180 W. Linwood Drive 90027
5180 W. Linwood Drive 90027 Los Feliz USA
Arthur Williams, architect. (Source: Howard Hansen, M.D., owner in 1980s.)
Antonio Moreno (1886-1967), silent movie idol, original owner.
Born in Spain in 1887, Moreno (original name: Antonio Garride Monteagudo) immigrated to the United States when 14 years old. Moving to California in 1912, he began acting in films in 1915. By 1920, he had become one of the biggest starts at Vitagraph Studios, and was later one of Jesse Lasky’s most successful players. He starred opposite major stars like Greta Garbo and Clara Bow.
Moreno married heiress Daisy Canfield Danziger in 1923, a marriage that ended tragically with her death in an automobile accident 10 years later. After talkies began, he starred in Spanish language versions of Hollywood hit films, later became busy as a character actor, and didn’t retire from films until the late 1950s. He had appeared in 91 productions. He died in 1967. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hollywood at Home, Laughlin Park tour, April 6, 1997.
Article in Halliwell’s Filmgoers Companion, Leslie Halliwell Scribners, p. 115.
Moreno’s film credits are listed in Universal Pictures, A Panoramic History in Words, Pictures, and Filmographies, Michael G. Fitzgerld, Alrington House, p. 498.
Moreno’s film credits appear in The Universal Story, Hirschhorn, Clive, Crown Publish- ers, p. 192, 216, 218, 219, 223.
See photos in Sotheby’s Realty brochure, 1994. Listed at $1,795,000 in 1998? (Source: Real estate brochure)
House depicted on a historic postcard as “Antonio Moreno House.”
1978 De Mille Drive (Rents for $500 per month): 1) Antonio M. Moreno, renter and head of household; 43 year old married white male; born in Spain; parents born in Spain; speaks Spanish; to U.S. in 1902, a naturalized citizen; an actor in the cinema industry. 2) Daisy C. Moreno, wife; 45 year old married white female; married at age 16; born in Nebraska; father born in Nebraska, mother in Wisconsin; a sales-woman in securities. 3) Beth C. Moreno, step-daughter; 20 year old single white female; born in California; in school. 4) Robert C. Moreno, step-son; 17 year old single white male; in school; born in California. 5) Alice Hoffmaster, roomer; 40 year old single white female; born in Nebraska; father born in Nebraska, mother in Virginia; an auditor in general practice. (71st ED, page 29A, lines 1-5). (Note: The street address was changed to Linwood Drive at a later date).
Type: Mediterranean Revival Sold
Area: 6,734 sqft
Lot Size: 27,010 sqft
Year Built: 1930