Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembering Antonio Casas

Antonio Casas Barros was born in A Coruña, Galicia Spain on November 11, 1911. A gifted athlete Casas played professional soccer for Athletico Madrid from 1940 until 1943 before becoming an actor. In 1941 where he would go on to appear in over 170 films and television appearances. He’s remembered by most of us for his appearances in 18 Euro-westerns. Casas played everything from farmers "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966) to cultured professors and businessmen "A Pistol for Ringo" 1965 to priests "The Big Gundown" (1966) to outlaws in "Face to Face" (1967). In 1945 he made his stage debut and would act both in films and stage until his death on February 14, 1982 in Madrid, Spain. Today we remember one of the best of the Spanish character actor Antonio Casas on what would have been his 100th birthday.

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