Actor, pioneer of Mexican telenovela, dies at 78
MEXICO CITY – Mexican television and movie actor Julio Alemán, who starred in the first telenovela ever produced in the country, died Wednesday. He was 78.
Alemán had been fighting lung cancer since early 2000 and was admitted to a Mexico City hospital on Monday with an infection, according to Televisa, his broadcast employer.
Considered a pioneer in the telenovela industry, Alemán also starred in movies and served as a state representative. His last telenovela was produced only two years ago. Alemán was called the James Bond of Mexico
He had six children and married three times, including twice with the same woman. He is survived by nine grandchildren.
Alemán was born on November 29, 1933, in the western Mexican city of Morelia.
ALEMAN, Julio (Julio Mendez Aleman)
Born: 11/29/1933, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Died: 4/11/2012, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Julio Alemán’s westerns – actor:
Tirando a matar – 1961
Aventuras del látigo negro – 1961
My Son, the Hero – 1961 (Martín Del Hierro)
Los inocentes – 1961
Con la misma moneda – 1961
La marca del gavilán – 1962
The Hooded Men from Hell – 1962
El látigo negro contra los farsantes – 1962
La barranca sangrienta – 1962
La muerte pasa lista – 1962
Sangre en Rio Bravo – 1966
El Yaqui – 1969
El tunco Maclovio – 1970 (El Tunco Maclovio Castro)
Río salvaje – 1971
Los valientes de Guerrero – 1974
El tren de la muerte – 1979 (Alvaro Cortés)
El ahorcado – 1983 (Regino)
La leyenda del Manco - 1987
Dos bien puestos - 2006