Son of Cesar Julio Romero and singer Maria
Mantilla and Grandson of Jose Martí, the liberator of Cuba.
Started his career as a dancer in nightclubs and later became
an debonair Actor as well as dancer in many musicals. Cesar Romero
danced in many movies with people such as Betty Grable, Sonja
Henie and Carmen Miranda. Cesar can be seen doing the Jitterbug
and Samba as well as other Latin style dances. (Picture on
left is with Sonja Henie.)
From 1966 to 1968 he became well known for
his role as 'the Joker' in the television series Batman as well
as played the parts of the 'Cisco Kid' in the Cisco Kid films.
Romero also served three years in the U.S. Coast Guard during
W.W.II In 1972 Romero opened a restaurant in Los Angeles called
'Cappuccino's' and even though he was very popular with the ladies
he was a 'confirmed bachelor' all his life.
Romero, who had been hospitalized in Santa
Monica, CA. in 1994 with severe bronchitis and pneumonia, He died
of complications of a blood clot.