March 24, 2004 by

Jorge Guinle


Categories: Hollywood

Jorge Guinle, a once-wealthy playboy who romanced several movie stars, died in poverty on March 5 after refusing to undergo surgery to remove an aneurysm in his aorta. He was 88.
Heir to one of Brazil’s wealthiest families, Guinle moved to Hollywood in the 1940s. He took a job reviewing scripts set in Brazil for accuracy, and spent his off-hours partying with movie stars like Orson Welles and Ronald Reagan. He even shared an apartment with Errol Flynn.
Known as “Jorginho,” the suave Guinle bragged in interviews and in his memoir, “A Century of the Good Life,” about his romantic liaisons with Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, Veronica Lake, Marilyn Monroe and several other beautiful starlets. Although he was married three times, Guinle earned a reputation as a playboy who threw lavish champagne parties until he squandered his entire fortune. He spent his final years living off a government pension.
“The secret of living well is to die without a cent in your pocket. But I miscalculated, and the money ran out too early,” Guinle once said.

2 Responses to Jorge Guinle

  1. Raymond L Blaszczak

    I am a former and very close friend of Mr. Guinles’ first wife Delores. Formerly Delores Sherwood.. Can anybody tell me how I can let her know that I’ve never forgotten her. I have know way fo contacting her. My name is Jay. I am using my friend Rays’computer to put this info. out. Please if you have any info. about Delores please forward it to
    Thank you very much,

  2. Chris

    Hi I grew up with Delores in Astoris Queens, New York. I now live in Minnesota, but as far as I can remember Delores passed away in th 90’s. I will try to get more information for you if you want. I still have friends there that might remember more than I can. I had cardic arrest in 1996 and much of my memory is gone. The reason I even googled Delores name was that we have plates that Delores had given us and we were trying to figure out where she had lived when she got married.

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