Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Manuel Alexandre


These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be gven and anything that you can add would be appreciated.

Manuel Alexandre Abaraca was born in Madrid, Spain on November 11, 1917. He was regarded as one of the last representatives of a golden age in Spanish cinema, he appeared in many famous comedies including "Bienvenido, Mr. Marshall" ("Welcome Mr. Marshall") in 1953 and "Amanece, Que no es poco" ("Dawn Breaks, Which Is A Lot") in 1988. He also made a name for himself in theatre and television. His last major role was in the 2008 television mini-series "20-N" where he played Francisco Franco during the right-wing dictator's last days. "I think that in this profession luck is decisive. It also plays a role in other areas of life," Alexandre said in an interview he granted in 2007.

Alexandre actor never married or had children. He died of cancer in Slamanca, Castile and Leon, Spain on October 12, 2010.

Manuel Alexandre appeared in four Euro-westeerns: "Zorro the Avenger" (1962), "A Few Bullets More" (1967), "Trinity Sees Red" (1970), "Return of El Coyote" (1998).

ALEXANDRE, Manuel (Manuel Alexandre Abarca) [11/11/1917, Madrid, Madrid, Spain - 10/12/2010, Slamanca, Castile and Leon, Spain (cancer)] – theater, film, TV actor.

Zorro the Avenger - 1962 (soldier)

For a Few Bullets More - 1967 (gravedigger)

Trinity Sees Red - 1970 (Agustin)

Return of El Coyote - 1997 (Julian)

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