Spanish actor Juanito Navarro, one of the oldest members of Real Madrid, died Monday at age 86 following a heart attack, according to Europa Press and reported by a relative. Juan Navarro Rubinos was born in Madrid, Spain on July 8, 1926 and passed away on January 10, 2011 at his home in Madrid. He was part of the Real Madrid soccer club sinceJanuary 1, 1939, and was a convention delegate for years and a partner for 36. Navarro studied to become an aeronautical engineer before he turned to acting, appearing in over 60 films and TV appearances from 1968 until his last TV appearance in 2005. Juanito Navarro appeared in one Euro-western as Blackandecker in “Al este del oeste” in 1984. He leaves a wife and two daughters and his funeral will be held Tuesday at the Almudena cemetery.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.