Alfredo Mayo


Alfredo Mayo

:"This article deals with the Spanish actor "Alfredo Mayo". For the cinematographer sometimes credited under this name, see Alfredo F. Mayo.

Alfredo Mayo, (real name: Alfredo Fernández Martínez) (Barcelona, May 17,1911 - † Palma de Mallorca, May 19, 1985) was a Spanish actor.

Biography

After leaving his studies of medicine in 1929, Mayo debuts at theatre with the company of Ernesto Vilches. He fought for Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War in aviation. He starred propaganda films such as "Escuadrilla" (1941), Harka (1941), "A mí la legión" (1942) but specially "Raza", which script was written by Francisco Franco,under the name of "Jaime de Andrade".

He becomes the biggest star in comedies, dramas or historical films such as "Malvaloca" (1942), byLuis Marquina; "Deliciosamente tontos" (1943), by Juan de Orduña, or "La leona de Castilla" (1951).

In the 50's he acted in supporting roles in films as "El último cuplé" (1957), "Una muchachita de Valladolid" (1958) or even "55 Days at Peking" (1963), directed in Spain by Nicholas Ray.

His career had a second golden age with his collaborations with Carlos Saura in "La Caza" (1966) and "Peppermint Frappé" (1967).He continued working on more than 175 films until he died. He acted in "El bosque del lobo" (1970), by Pedro Olea, "Patrimonio Nacional" (1980), by Luis García Berlanga or "Bearn o la sala de las muñecas" (1982), by Jaime Chávarri or tv serie "Cañas y barro" for TVE.

Awards

* Círculo de escritores cinematográficos in 1966 for "La caza" and in 1969 for "Los desafíos".
* Sindicato Nacional del Espectáculo in (1973) for "La campana del infierno".

External links

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