Monday, June 26, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Miguel Armario

 [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 Armario Bosch was born in Larache, Tanger-Tetouan, Morocco on January 6, 1916. He debuted in the theater in 1932, and from the first moment he opted for the genre of comedy, appearing with success at that time some of the works of Pedro Muñoz Seca as “Anacleto se divorcia”, “Los extremeños se tocan”, “La venganza de Don Mendo”, “Enrique Jardiel Poncela”, and “Angelina or the Honor of a Brigadier”. Later he would work with his wife, the actress Rosa Sabatini, in the company of Hermano Arroyo.

His film experience was not very prolific and he always played secondary characters. He debuted with “El malvado Carabel” (1956), by Fernando Fernán Gómez. Later, he would appear in, among others, in “Tres de la Cruz Roja” (1961), by Fernando Palacios; “La historia de Bienvenido” (1964), by Augusto Fenollar; “La ciudad no es para mí” (1966), by Pedro Lazaga “Sister Citroën” (1967), and  “Summer 70” (1969) also by Lazaga.

But his real popularity was achieved in 1965 when he begins to interpret the character of Uncle Achilles in the space ‘Antena infantil’ of TVE. Such was the impact of the mini-series that from the following season Los Chiripitifláuticos was given their own series and became a symbol for the generation of Spanish children educated in the 1960s and 1970s.

Armario retired from the stage in 1975, shortly after the death of his wife that same year. Miguel himself, died on April 28, 2000, in Madrid at the age of 84.

Armario appeared in two Spaghetti westerns: “For a Few Bullets More” in 1967 which starred Peter Lee Lawrence as Billy the Kid as a townsman and in 1972’s “Sonny and Jed” as the photographer.

ARMARIO, Miguel (aka Manuel Armario) (Miguel Armario Bosch) [1/6/1916, Larache, Tanger-Tetouan, Morocco – 4/28/2000, Madrid, Madrid, Spain] – film, TV actor, son of newspaper publisher Miguel Armario Peña [18??-1939], married to Rosa Sabatini (Rosa Benito Sabatini) [1910–1975] (19??-1975).

For a Few Bullets More – 1967 (townsman)

Sonny and Jed – 1972 (photographer)

1 comment:

  1. He looks like the guy from "Roseanne" without the mustache.