Monday, November 2, 2009

RIP José Luis López Vazquez

Spanish actor José Luis López Vazquez, died at his home in Madrid today November 2nd after a long illness at the age of 87. With more than 200 films to his name, including ‘Novio a la vista’, ‘El pisito’, ‘Atraco a las tres’ and ‘Plácido’ he was one of the most prolific actors of film and stage in Spain. Lopez Vazquez began his career in the performing arts at the the Teatro Español Universitario in 1951. Jose Luis was born in Madrid on March 11, 1922 his first film work was as an assistant director. He was honoured with awards such as the Gold Medal for Fine Arts, the National Theatre Prize and a Goya of Honour. He was awarded an Emmy in 1973 for the TV film, ‘La Cabina’. He had spent the last few years of his life as a recluse, suffering from breathing, hearing and vision difficulties. Vazquez appeared in one Euro-western "The Legend of Frenchie King" (1971) with Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Cardinale.

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