Sunday, January 31, 2010

RIP Emilio Vieyra

Argentine producer, director, screenwriter and actor Emilio Veyra died on January 25, 2010 he was 89. Sometimes credited as Raúl Zorrilla he was an important figure in South American cinema between 1950 and 1990s. He began as an actor in 1950 in the film “Hombres a precia” and appeared in “Ayer fue primavera” in 1955. As an actor he appeared in such acclaimed films as the Gothic Horror film “Sangre de virgenes” (1967), “La Bestia desnuda” (1971), “El Gran aventura” (1974) and “Angel, la diva y yo” (1999) which was his last acting role. Viera turned to directing in 1962 and here he racked up him most film credits. He directed “Dr. Candido Perez senoras” (1962), “Extrana invasion” (1965) and “Sangre de virgenes” in which he also starred. He often acted in his films. “La Bestia desnuda” (1971) for example but often worked as director only in such films as “Asi es Bueno Aires” (1971) and “Adios abuelo” (1996). He retired in 2005.

VIEYRA, Emilio (aka Raul Zorilla)
Born: 10/12/1920, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 1/25/2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Emilio Vieyra's western – director, screenwriter:
Los irrompibles - 1975

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