Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy 75th Birthday Hugo Blanco

Hugo Blanco Galiasso’s parents were Spanish and he was born on January 22, 1937 in Chaco, Argentina. He made his stage debut at the age of five in Buenos Aires. He won a national award for his performance in “Clerambaro”. After a short career in television he followed several other Argentinian actors to Spain and made his 1961’s “La patota”. He was then contacted by director Jesus Franco who offered him the role of Ludwig von Klaus in 1962’s “La mano de un hombre muerto” (The Hand of a Dead Man). Blanco settled in Spain and made a career as a supporting actor in many genre’s and a total of over 50 films and television appearances including eleven Euro-westerns starting with “Hands of a Gunman” (1965) to “Tex and the Lord of the Deep” in 1985. He then returned to Argentina with his last film appearance was in “The Ebro Runs Dry” (1991). Blanco acted under the pseudonyms Ugo Blanco, John Clark, John Russell, Hugh White, and J. White. Today we celebrate Hugo Blanco’s 75th birthday.

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