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Remembering Cesar Romero on His Birthday:  More than Just “Batman’s Joker”

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Cesar Romero was born on February 15, 1907 in New York City. Of Cuban heritage, his mother was born in Brooklyn; his father in Barcelona. Romero was a Latino talent who proved himself a versatile and enduring star in an astonishing variety of roles in a career as an actor, dancer, and comedian that lasted nearly 6 decades.

Born with SUN in Aquarius, the sign of idealists, independent thinkers and true originals; planet URANUS, ruler of Aquarius was 45 degrees away. Romero was going to do “his own thing” and be famous for his expert ability. URANUS is on the midpoint of KRONOS (authority, professional mastery) and the CARDINAL AXIS (the world at large: “fame”). Romero’s talent is also indicated by the SUN’s being on the midpoint of VULCANUS (intense power) and APOLLON (expansiveness and success).

Tall (6’ 3”), suave and sophisticated, Romero played “Latin lovers” in films from the 1930s through the 1950s. He starred as the Cisco Kidin 6 low budget westerns from 1939 to 1941. He danced and performed comedy opposite Carmen Miranda and Betty Grable. Other stars he worked with included WilliamPowell, Shirley Temple, Frank Sinatra, and Tyrone Power.

In addition to performing on Broadway and in countless films, Cesar was a successful TV actor. In 1953 he starred in a 39-episode spy TV series, “Passport to Danger,” from which he earned considerable income due to an original profit-sharing arrangement. He played The Joker on the very successful 1966 “Batman” TV series and refused to shave his trademark moustache for the role. Instead Cesar wore white clown makeup directly over it. He guest starred in many TV shows including episodes of Rawhide, Fantasy Island, and Murder, She Wrote.

Romero’s great creative talent shone in his Aquarius SUN’s 45-degree connection to 3 planets that were closely connected: URANUS (originality, individuality); NEPTUNE(imagination, sensitivity); and VENUS (beauty, charm, attraction). It’s possible that this planetary trio contributed to another aspect of Cesar’s personality. Though he was the highly visible escort to actresses such as Joan Crawford, Jane Wyman, and Barbara Stanwyck, he was a “confirmed bachelor”. Cesar was unabashedly gay.

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Romulus Zamora

Romulus Zamora was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, received a BFA from the University of Texas, and an MFA from Florida State University. He served on the theater faculties of UCLA and USC before devoting himself to the practice of Astrology full-time. In his 28 years as a consulting astrologer his clients have included actors, attorneys, executives, politicians and athletes. Contact him at: Romulus@RomulusAstrology.com.

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