Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy 80th Birthday Paco Moran

Born Francisco Morán Ruiz on November 9, 1930 in Almodóvar del Río, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain. At seventeen he entered the Conservatory of Music and Declamation of Cordoba where he studied drama. He also helped found the Spanish Theater University. He then became a radio announcer Radio Cordoba moving to Madrid in 1957 where he became a member of the National Radio of Spain and Spanish Television. In 1959 he appeared in the TV series “Study 1" on TVE. After a appearing in a number of films in the 1960s he returned to his true devotion the stage in 1969. He moved to Barcelona in 1970 and continued through the ‘80s with some sporadic appearances in film and on TV. In 1996 he began his appearance on stage in “The Odd Couple” this lasted for over two years. In 2008 he appeared on stage in the play “Imaginery Invalid”. In all Paco has appeared in over 40 plays and 30 films during his career. Among his films were four Euro-westerns: “Torrejón City” (1972), “Four Bullets for Joe” (1964), “A Fistful of Knuckles” (1965), “A Man, a Colt” and “Ringo’s Big Night” both in 1967. Today we celebrate Paco Moran’s 80th birthday.

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