Paul Valentine

Paul Valentine (born William Daixel; March 23, 1919, New York City January 27, 2006, Los Angeles, California) was an American film and television actor. He was also known as Valia Valentinoff and Val Valentinoff.[1] He was married to Lili St. Cyr from 194650, and danced opposite her on stage.[2][3]

Paul Valentine
William Daixel

(1919-03-23)March 23, 1919
DiedJanuary 27, 2006(2006-01-27) (aged 86)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
OccupationFilm and television actor
Years active1947-1984
Spouse(s)Flevur Ali Khan (1952-2006)
Lili St. Cyr (1946-1949; divorced)


Born in New York City he was educated at P.S. 40 and the Central Commercial High School[4].

He began career at the age of 14 with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and later used the names Val Valentinoff and Vladimir Valentinov with the Fokine Ballet and Mordkin Balle[5].

From 1937 he made his Broadway debut in Virginia then appeared in theatre, TV, and night clubs. In 1944 he met Lili St. Cyr and choreographed her act[6] the pair marrying in Tijuana in 1946.

He debuted in motion pictures in 1947 in Out of the Past, and finished his career with 1984's remake of that film.

Personal life

Valentine was married twice, including to burlesque stripteaser Lili St. Cyr from 1946-49, he previously had a relationship with Sally Rand.


He died in Los Angeles, California, on January 27, 2006, aged 86.



  1. Val Valentinoff at IBDB
  2. Nielsen Business Media, Inc (1948-03-13). The Dancer Paul Valentine. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
  3. Nielsen Business Media, Inc (1950-07-08). The Dancer Paul Valentine. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
  4. p. 220 Daniel Blum's Theatre World Crown Publishers, 1952
  5. p. 216 Willis, John A. Dance World, Volume 13 Crown Publishers. 1979
  6. p. 165 Zemeckis, Leslie Goddess of Love Incarnate: The Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr Counterpoint, 1 Sep 2015

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