Saturday, November 24, 2012

RIP Tony Leblanc

One of Spain’s most beloved actors Tony Leblanc died today in Madrid, Spain. He was 90 years-old. Tony’s real name was Ignacio Fernández Sánchez and he was born in Madrid on May 7, 1922 in Villaviciosa de Odon, Madrid. He developed a successful career on stage and cinema. He played soccer and was a boxer during his youth. In films, he became a popular actor during the 1950s and 1960s, often in comedic roles. Among others, he appeared in "El Tigre de Chamberí" (1957), "Las chicas de la Cruz Roja" (1958), "El Día de los enamorados", “Los Tramposos” (both 1959), “Una vez al año ser Hippy no hace daño" (1969), "El astronauta" (1970), and "Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley" (1998). His only Euro-western “Torrejón City” was made in where he played dual roles. Leblanc was awarded with a Goya Award for his career in 1994.

LEBLANC, Tony (Ignacio Fernández Sánchez Leblanc)
Born: 5/7/1922, Villaviciosa de Odon, Madrid, Spain
Died: 11/24/2012, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Tony Leblanc’s western – actor:
Torrejón City – 1962 (Tom & Tim Rodriguez)

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