Nina Quartero (March 17, 1908 – November 23, 1985) was an American actress whose career spanned from 1929–43.
Born in 1908 in New York City as Gladys Quartararo, she came from a close family and was the youngest of seven children. She often played supporting roles and sometimes a love interest for the lead male actor. In One Stolen Night (1928) Quartero was cast with Betty Bronson and William Collier. The story concerns a British World War I soldier who comes to the assistance of an enslaved dancer. In Frozen River (1929) she was paired with Raymond McKee as the motion picture's romantic leads.
In 1931 Quartero appeared in Arizona, an early John Wayne movie. Playing "Conchita," she is a source of strife in Wayne's relationship to the characters depicted by Laura La Plante and June Clyde. She performed again with Wayne in The Man from Monterey (1933). Her final screen performances show Quartero playing smaller parts, such as the role of a Cuban dancer in Torchy Blane in Panama (1938), a native dancer in Green Hell (1940) and a bar-girl in A Lady Takes a Chance (1943).
Nina Quartero died in Woodland Hills, California in 1985, aged 78.
Quartero once tried a publicity stunt by claiming that she was betrothed to Notre Dame All-American quarterback Frank Carideo. Carideo demanded a retraction of Quartero's engagement announcement, although he admitted he knew her from a time when each resided in Mount Vernon, New York. He had also visited her home, in Beverly Hills, California, prior to the 1930 University of Southern California game, to exchange greetings.
- The Red Mark (1928)
- Driftin' Sands (1928)
- The Redeeming Sin (1929)
- The Eternal Woman (1929)
- Frozen River (1929)
- Isle of Escape (1930)
- Golden Dawn (1930)
- Men of the North (1930)
- The Bachelor Father (1931)
- Arizona (1931)
- Arizona Terror (1931)
- The Fighting Sheriff (1931)
- Trapped (1931)
- The Man from Monterey (1933)
- The Monkey's Paw (1933)
- The Three Mesquiteers (1936)
- Left-Handed Law (1937)
- Charleston, West Virginia Gazette, One Stolen Night, Sunday, May 12, 1929, Page 39.
- Lima, Ohio News, In Lima Theaters, Friday, August 30, 1929, Page 16.
- New York Times, Carideo Denies Betrothal, January 4, 1931, Page 3.
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