Sunday, September 24, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Rafael Banquells Jr.

 [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.]

Rafael Banquells Jr. was born Rafael Banquells Núñez sometime in the 1950’s (I can find no specific date of birth), the son of actor Rafael Banquells [1917-1990] and actress Diana de Marco [1937-1998]. Rafael Banquells Jr. began his career as a child actor in the film “Ensayo de un crimen” (Essay of a Crime) in 1955. The film was directed by Luis Buñuel and Junior earned an Ariel Award nomination for Best Child Performance. Other films where Rafael Banquells Jr. participated were “Pulgarcito”, “Pepito y los robachicos” both in 1958, “Mañana será hombres” (1961) and “La alegría de vivir” (1965).

However, actor Rafael Banquells Jr.'s career was basically over when he ended up in jail in Mexico City for 8 months. The actor was accused of fraud by a security company. Because of writing and giving a bad check for an amount of 2 million pesos as a payment that had been made for uniforms that he did not deliver.

BANQUELLS, hijo, Rafael (aka Rafaelito Banquells, Rafael Banquells, Rafael Banquels Jr.) (Rafael Banquells Núñez) [195?, Mexico -    ] – director, film actor, grandson of actor Roberto Banquells Sr. (Roberto Banquells Camilleri) [1877-1950], son of director, actor Rafael Banquells (Rafael Banquells Garafulla) [1917–1990] actress Dina de Marco (Diana Zar Nuñes Jiménez) [1937-1998] brother of singer Rocío Banquells (Rocío Banquells) Núñez [1958-    ], actress Mary Paz Banquells (Mary Paz Banquells Núñez) ]195?-    ], half-brother of actress Silvia Pasquel (Sylvia Banquells Pinal) [1949-    ], uncle of actress Stephanie Salas [1971-    ].

The White Horse – 1961

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