Saturday, December 18, 2010

Remembering Jesus Puente

Jesús Puente Alzaga was born in Madrid, Spain on December 18, 1930. He began studying medicine but abandoned because of his talent for acting which he had exhibited since the 4th grade. He began his career in the theater and worked for several theater companies over the years. At the same time he also worked for the National Radio of Spain and then as a voice dubber on numerous American films and was the Spanish voice of Jimmy Stewart among others. In 1957 he made his film debut in “Muchachas de azul” directed by Pedro Lazaga. At the same time he debuted on Spanish television. In 1989 he directed his first television film “Los ochenta son nuestros”. He was married to the actresses María Luisa Rubio and Licia Calderón. He had one daughter named Chusa. During his career he appeared in 13 Euro-westerns among which were “Apache Fury” (1964), “Adios Gringo” (1965) “Behind the Mask of Zorro” (1966), “Bandidos” (1967) and “Ringo the Lone Rider” (1968). Puente died of a heart attack on October 26, 2000 in Madrid, Spain. Today we remember Jesús Puente what would have been his 80th birthday.

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