Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Remembering Alfredo Mayo

Alfredo Mayo was born Alfredo Fernández Martínez on May 17 1911 in Barcelona, Spain. was 74 years. While attending medical school he worked in theaters and appeared on stage at the age of 18. He made his first film appearance in 1935's "The 113". During the Spanish Civil War he became a lieutenant in the Air Force. During the 1940s he became a star in Spanish cinema and appeared in over 250 films several were international co-productions such as "55 Days in Bejing" (1963) with Charlton Heston and "Madigan’s Millions" (1968) with Dustin Hoffman. Mayo appeared in eight Euro-westerns such as "Sabata the Killer" (1970), "Prey of Vultures" (1972) and "Those Dirty Dogs" (1973). Later in his career he turned to television in the series "The Night of Spanish Film" and was starring in the series "Tristeza de amor" when he was stricken and died from a heart attack on May 19, 1985 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Today we remember Alfredo Mayo, one of the great Spanish actors, on what would have been his 100th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. watching him tonight in "peppermint frappe" on tcm... he's so great. i remember him in several films. thanks from oregon. ~laura xoxoox