Saturday, June 10, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Miguel Asins Arbó

[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 given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Miguel Asins Arbó was born in Barcelona, Spain on January 21, 1916. He was a Spanish composer who composed in a variety of genres but is particularly known for his popular songs in the Valencian music tradition and for the more than 70 soundtracks which he composed for Spanish films and television.

When he was a child, he moved with his family to Valencia where he studied composition at the Conservatory of Valencia under Manuel Palau. He served as the bandmaster of military regiments in Valencia and Madrid in 1944. In 1976 he was appointed to the chair of accompaniment at the Madrid Royal Conservatory, a post which he held until 1985.

Like several composers during the 1950s and 1960s he sometimes appeared in cameo roles in a few films. Among them was a small unspecified role in “I morti non si contano” (Dead Men Don’t Count).

Arbó died in Valencia, Spain on October 26, 1996. He was 80 years old.

ARBO, Miguel (aka M. Asins Arbó, Miguel Asins Arbo, Miguel Arbó) (Miguel Asins Arbó) [1/21/1916, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain – 10/26/1996, Valencia, Valencia, Spain] – composer, film actor.

Dead Men Don’t Count – 1968

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