Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy 75th Birthday Álvaro de Luna

Álvaro de Luna Blanco was born on April 10, 1935 in Madrid, Spain. Álvaro studied medicine but then became interested in acting. He made his film debut in the TV series “Poly” (1961). Since then he has appeared in over 150 films and television series. He has also been a stuntman and more recently a stage actor. He found fame in the role of El Algarrobo in the TV series “Curro Jiminez”. De Luna's appeared in over a dozen Spaghetti Westerns such as: “Minnesota Clay” (1964), “The Hellbenders” (1966), “Navajo Joe” (1966) and “Cemetery Without Crosses” (1968). He was nominated for a 2008 Goya award for his performance in “El prado de las estrellas”. Today we celebrate Álvaro de Luna's 75th birthday.

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