Gustavo Re was born in Milan, Italy on July 4, 1908. He started his entertainment career in the music hall. He arrived in Spain during World War II, and where he joined a Viennese group along with Artur Franz and Johan Kaps.
Re made his Spanish film debut in 1949 with the film “39 cartas de amor”. Followed by many others such as “Todo es posible en Granada” (1954) directed by José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, a lost day (1954) by José María “Historias de la radio” (1955) also by Sáenz de Heredia, and “El difunto es un vivo” (1956) directed by John Lladó. In international cinema he participated in Mr. Arkadin (1955) directed by Orson Welles.
However, his greatest popularity would come in the 1960s, at the hands of Artur Johan Franz Kaps where he presented numerous variety, music and mood TV series in the early years of Spanish Television such as ‘Amigos del martes’ (1961-1964), ‘Noche de estrellas’ (1964-1965) and ‘Noche del sábado’ (1965-1967).
Re appeared in some 17 Euro-westerns from “Sunscorched” in 1965 to “Karate, Fists and Beans” in 1973.
Gustavo died from diabetes on June 5, 1979 in Barcelona, Spain.
Today we remember Gustavo Re on what would have been his 105th birthday.
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