Monday, November 19, 2012

RIP Fernando Casanova



Actor Fernando Casanova dies at 85

Another star of the golden age of Mexican cinema has gone, the actor Fernando Casanova died November 16, 2012 due to a pulmonary complications, caused by lung cancer.

Fernando Gutiérrez López, the actor's real name, was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco on November 24, 1925. In his youth he dreamed of becoming a bullfighter, but life had in store other things. He entered the world of cinema in 1946, in an uncredited role in “La vida íntima de Marco Antonio y Cleopatra”, but his big break came at the hands of the producer Raul de Anda, who offered the starring role in the film “El águila negra”, in 1953, the which would attain great success.

In his history can be found films like “Los Bandidos de Río Frío” (1954), “Escuela de Vagabundos” (1954), “Cuatro Contra El Imperio” (1955), “Rebeca Iturbide y Charito Granados”, “El Hombre Del Alazán” (both in 1958), “Mecánica Nacional” (1973), to name just a few of his hits.

During his film career he appeared in some 300 films, achieving a Guinness Record for being the actor with the most leading roles in film history. His last appearance was on home video home in the film “La Estampa Del Escorpión” in 2007.

Fernando Casanova (aka Fred Canow) (Fernando Gutiérrez López)
Born: 11/24/1925, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: 11/16/2012, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Fernando Casanova’s westerns – actor:
Juan Charrasqueado – 1948
Yo maté a Juan Charrasqueado – 1949
El fronterizo – 1952 (Fernando)
El águila negra – 1954 (Black Eagle)
El aguila negra en 'El vengador solitario' – 1954 (Black Eagle)
El águila negra en el tesoro de la muerte – 1954 (Black Eagle)
La venganza del Diablo - 1955
El 7 leguas - 1955  (Lt. Fernando Gutierrez)
El diablo a caballo – 1955
Enemigos – 1956 (Carlos)
La fiera – 1956
El diablo desaparece – 1957
El águila negra contra los enmascarados de la muerte – 1958 (Black Eagle)
El águila negra vs. los diablos de la pradera - 1958 (Black Eagle)
El águila negra en la ley de los fuertes – 1958 (Black Eagle)
El hombre del alazán – 1959 (Luciano Romero)
Cuando se quiere se quiere - 1959
No soy monedita de oro – 1959
'Venganza fatal' – 1960 (Luciano Romero)
De hombre a hombre - 1961
Pobre del pobre – 1961
Vuelven los cinco halcones - 1962
Ahí vienen los Argumedo - 1962
El lobo blanco - 1962
Camino de la horca – 1962
Qué bonito es querer - 1963
Los parranderos - 1963
Il segno del coyote – 1963 (César de Echagüe/The Coyote)
Vuelven los Argumedo - 1963
Four Bullets for Joe - 1964 (Sheriff Paul)
Los hijos del condenado 1964
Los sheriffs de la frontera - 1965
Para todas hay - 1965
La conquista de El Dorado - 1965
Los dos cuatreros – 1965
Los gavilanes negros - 1966
La frontera sin ley – 1966 (Martin Romero)
Los Sánchez deben morir - 1966
Martín Romero El Rápido – 1966 (Martin Romero)
Duelo de pistoleros – 1966
El último pistolero - 1969
Los siete proscritos - 1969
Forajidos en la mira - 1985
Testigo silencioso - 1992

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