Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy 80th Birthday Ángel del Pozo

Ángel del Pozo Merino was born on July 14m 1934 in Madrid, Spain. Ángel combined his studies with amateur performances at the Spanish Teatro Universitario until finally deciding to pursue acting professionally. He was integrated in the Society of Lili Murati , participating successfully in a comedyUn bruto para Patricia”.
He made his film debut in 1960 with a film adaptation of a film on the theater. After playing heartthrobs in titles likeMargarita se llama mi amor” (1961),Vuelve San Valentín” (1962) and “Escala en hi-fi” (1963) he would go on to specialize in the Spaghetti Western genre with thirteen appearances including his best remembered role as Shep in “The Big Gundown”.  Ángel would appear in over thirty films during the 1960s and 1970s sometimes credited as Anthony Clark.
During the 1970s he made his debut as a director with four films. At the end of the decade he decided to retire from show business. From the 1990s to 2008 he was an executive producer and worked in public relations for the Gestevisión group (now Mediaset Spain Communication) and was a manager at the television station Telecinco.
Today we celebrate Ángel del Pozo’s 80th birthday.

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