Friday, December 22, 2017

RIP Félix González

The Mexican Film Bulletin
By David Wilt
December 2017

Félix González, who appeared in numerous Mexican films from the 1950s through the 1980s, died in October  2017. His death was announced on 26 October 2017 by the Asociación Nacional de Intérpretes (ANDI) but no details were provided. González was 87 years old. Félix Jesús González Medina was born in Mexico City in October 1930. He studied law at UNAM, then entered the Andrés Soler acting school and also studied with famous stage director Seki Sano. González made his screen debut in Sitting Bull (1954), a U.S.-Mexican coproduction. His ability to speak English earned him roles in a number of other co-productions and Hollywood films shot in Mexico, including Villa!, Ten Days to Tulara, the "Daniel Boone" TV series, The Candy Man, and Missing. Among the Mexican films in which González had major roles were La furia del ring, Secuestro en Acapulco, La Sombra Blanca, La otra mujer, and Soy chicano y mexicano. He also worked on the stage and on television.In the mid-1980s González retired from acting and moved to Tijuana. He was married twice and had five children and numerous grandchildren.

Born: 10/20/1930, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Died: 10/26/2017, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

Félix González’s westerns – actor:
Sitting Bull – 1954 (Young Buffalo)
Ten Days to Tulara – 1958 (Marco)
Villa!! – 1958 (Don Octavio)
La carcel de Cananea – 1960 (Rosendo)
Jalisco Gals are Beautiful – 1961
La moneda rota - 1962
Muerte en la feria – 1962  (Pedro)
Daniel Boone (TV) – 1966 (Judd)
Daniel Boone: Frontier Trail Rider – 1966 (Judd)
Pacto de sangre – 1966
La forestero vengador - 1967
La vuelta de Mexicano - 1967
The Phantom Gunslinger – 1970
Los tres compadres – 1975
Soy chicano y mexicano – 1975
El mexicano (TV) - 1977

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