The actor Álvaro de Luna dies, the Algarrobo of 'Curro Jiménez' | Culture

The actor Álvaro de Luna dies, the Algarrobo of 'Curro Jiménez' | Culture

The actor Álvaro de Luna, known for his Algarrobo role in the series Curro Jiménez, has died this morning at 83 years of complications in liver cancer that dragged for some time, as confirmed his wife, Carmen Barajas, to El Pais. His remains will be transferred to the funeral home of the M30.

Álvaro de Luna was born on April 10, 1935 in Madrid, where he studied medicine and where he also aroused his desire for interpretation. He started as a specialist, which gave him the opportunity to work in Hollywood. He dubbed tapes of the old West in productions by the Italian Dino de Laurentiis and action scenes for Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis in the Spartacus, by Stanley Kubrick (1960), and for Anthony Quinn in the Barabbas, by Richard Fleischer (1962).

After five years as a professional in this field outside of Spain (France, North Africa, Yugoslavia and Italy), De Luna devoted himself entirely to interpreting, especially on television and Spanish cinemas. In the 1960s he acted in films such as Objective: The stars (1963); The mask of Scaramouche (1963), Adventures of the West (1965), by Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent; Those that have to serve (1967); or Challenge in Rio Bravo"(1965) and Navajo Joe (1966).

In the seventies and eighties his film career became more discontinuous, with collaborations with Mariano Ozores or Jaime de Armiñán, among others. However, popularity came to him first through television: the series Curro Jiménez captivated the Spanish homes with those noble bandits that hid the Serrania de Ronda in Spain occupied by the French. It premiered on December 22, 1976 on TVE where it was broadcast for two years and was in charge of directors such as Rovira Veleta, Mario Camus, Romero Marchent or Pilar Miró, among others. A role that has marked him throughout his career. "Surely if I had not done the Algarrobo would not be the actor I am today," recalled the actor on numerous occasions.

On television he is also known for his role in Pharmacy open, where he played the role of Carlos, the boyfriend of Lourdes, the one in charge of the apothecary.His career linked to television has lasted until recently. One of his last works has been his appearance in the production of Telecinco I know who you are.

His career also came to the theater, where he highlights his role in adapting The son of the bride along with Tina Sáinz, performance in which he showed proudly in declarations to EL PAÍS.


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