Sun. Dec 15th, 2019

Manuel Tejada, actor of ‘Verano Azul’ or ‘Cañas y Barro’ dies

The actor Manuel Tejada he has passed away this Wednesday at age 79. Known for his roles in series like ‘Blue summer’O ‘Rods and Mud’, The interpreter has died this morning because of a long illness in Benidorm, Alicante, where he lived for several years, family sources have informed EFE.

Tejada was born in Puente de Génave (Jaén), began his career in the theater in 1960 and remained on the boards until 2010.

In the cinema he began with a small role in 1962 in the movie ‘Youth song’Starring Rocío Durcal, although his face became very popular in the seventies and first half of the eighties when he turned away from the big screen and since then only returned rarely until the last film in 2010, in‘Sad Ballad of Trumpet’By Álex de la Iglesia.

He played the father of the famous Tito and Bea in ‘Blue Summer’

On television he was also well known as part of the Spanish Television actor's squad with numerous characters such as 'Estudio 1', playing the role of Tono in the hit series 'Cañas y mud', adaptation of Vicente Blasco Ibáñez's novel, role for which he received the TP of Gold in 1978, and for being the father of the famous Tito and Bea in the series 'Summer Blue'.

In addition to the Golden TP, Tejada received the Telemadrid theater award in 2007 for his portrayal of Henry II of England in ‘The Winter Lion’ and a year later he won the Mayte Theater Award for the same role.

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