Monday, November 5, 2012

RIP Leonardo Favio

Filmmaker Leonardo Favio dies

Buenos Aires Herald
Monday, November 5, 2012

Argentine filmmaker Leonardo Favio died today at the age of 74 after years of fighting a chronic disease. Favio had been admitted to Sanatorio Anchorena in the City of Buenos Aires, where he died.

Also a singer, actor, and screenwriter, he was one of the most successful Argentine singers in the 1960s and 1970s with big hits like "Fuiste mía un verano", "Ella, ella ya me olvidó", "Quiero aprender de memoria", "Ding, dong, las cosas del amor" and "La cita" and starred in many films.

He later became a film director; his brother is writer and director Jorge Zuhair Jury. He was married to Maria Vaner and had two kids, one being Leonardo Jury.

In 2010, Favio had been appointed Argentina's Ambassador of Culture by a presidential decree.

FAVIO, Leonardo (Fuad Jorge Jury)
Born: 5/28/1938, Lujande Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Died: 11/5/2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Leonardo Favio’s western – actor, director screenwriter:
Martin Fierro – 1968 (Martin Fierro’s 1st son)
Juan Moreira – 1973 [director, screenwriter]

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