Saturday, November 24, 2012

RIP Tony Leblanc

One of Spain’s most beloved actors Tony Leblanc died today November 24, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. He was 90 years-old. Tony’s real name was Ignacio Fernández Sánchez Leblanc and he was born in
Villaviciosa de Odon, Madrid, Spain on May 7, 1922. He later developed a successful career on stage and cinema but in his youth he played soccer and was a boxer goin under the name El Tigre de Chamberí. In films, he became a popular actor during the 1950s and 1960s, often in comedic roles. Among others, he appeared in "El Tigre de Chamberí" (1957), "Las chicas de la Cruz Roja" (1958), "El Día de los enamorados", “Los Tramposos” (both 1959), “Una vez al año ser Hippy no hace daño" (1969), "El astronauta" (1970), and "Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley" (1998). His only Euro-western “Torrejón City” was made in 1962 where he played dual roles. Leblanc was awarded with a Goya Award for his career in 1994.

1 comment:

  1. Biltmore: Always wanted to visit Torrejon City