Thursday, July 4, 2019

RIP Eduardo Fajardo

Actor Eduardo Fajardo dies at 94
His habitual residence was in Almeria for years, with which he was closely linked

It was he who inaugurated with a star in his honor the Walk of Fame of the capital

Diario de Sevilla
By Francisco Maturana
July 4, 2019

The actor Eduardo Fajardo has died this morning around 4:00 in the morning in Mexico at 94 years of age. The interpreter has always been strongly linked to Almeria, where he had lived for years. Specifically in the Los Pinos Urbanization, Huércal de Almería neighborhood . In fact, it was he who inaugurated with a star in his honor the illustrious Paseo de la Fama of the capital, next to the Cervantes Theater, on November 13, 2012.

Fajardo was born in Meis, Pontevedra , and with a few days of life his parents moved to La Rioja. His childhood would take place in Haro, where he confessed to liking very well. While still a teenager, he moved to Santander, where he studied the Baccalaureate and began his acting career in 1942, starting as a voice actor, a work he developed until 1946.

With Cifesa he signed a contract as an exclusive actor for several years for his greatest successes. He debuted in the cinema with the film Heroes of 95, by Raúl Alfonso (1947), thus inaugurating one of the most bulky filmographies of Spanish cinema, which reaches over 180 titles.

His film career, in a first stage was limited to supporting roles in films that did reach some prominence in his time as Locura de amor (1948), de Juan de Orduña, Balarrasa (1950), de José Antonio Nieves Conde o Alba de América (1951), de Juan de Orduña.

In 1953 he moved to Mexico, where he combined his participation in the cinema of that country with television appearances; among them Tehuantepec by Miguel Contreras Torres (1954), Tizoc: Indian love by Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas (1957). On his return to Spain resumed his film career with a frenetic activity that led him to shoot an average of fifteen titles a year in which the roles of villain abound in Spaghetti Western as The Seventh Cavalry (1965) by Martin Herbert and Django (1966) ) by Sergio Corbucci.

In his last years of professional activity, he combined film and dubbing with appearances on television (La Barraca, 1979; Los gozos y las sombras, 1982; Tristeza de amor, 1986) y teatro, en el que pasó de la actuación (Cándida, 1985), and theater, in which he went from acting (Candida, 1985), to direction, of theater projects without barriers for people with disabilities, of which he was responsible since 2002. In this last decade he could be seen in tributes to comrades in film and theater festivals with enviable state of health.

He worked on 183 films, 75 plays and some 2,000 interventions on television in Spain and Mexico, as well as participating in productions from Italy, Germany, France, Great Britain and the United States.

FAJARDO, Eduardo
Born: 8/14/1924, Meis, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Died: 7/4/2019, Mexico

Eduardo Fajardo’ westerns – actor, voice dubber:
Stagecoach – 1944 [Spanish voice of John Wayne]
Charge of the 7th – 1964 (Colonel George Bonnet)
A Coffin for the Sheriff – 1965 (Russell Murder/Murdock/Banner)
Django – 1965 (Major Jackson)
Ringo’s Big Night – 1965 (Mayor Joseph Finley)
Ringo, the Face of Revenge – 1966 (Tim)
A Stranger in Paso Bravo – 1966 (Acombar/Akenbar)
Gentleman Killer – 1967 (Colonel Fernando Ferreras)
Last of the Badmen – 1967 (Don Jaime Morelos/Mendoza)
7 Pistols for a Massacre – 1967 (Tilly/Tiny)
Go for Broke – 1968 (Paco Nunez)
Killer, Adios – 1968 (Sam Ringold)
The Mercenary – 1968 (Alfono Garcia)
One by One – 1968 (Sheriff Lyman)
A Pistol for 100 Coffins – 1968[Spanish voice of John Ireland]
Tierra Brava – 1968 (Trevor)
A Pistol for 100 Coffins – 1968 (Chavel)
Companeros – 1970 (colonel)
Dead Men Ride – 1970 (Redfield)
A Man Called Apocalypse Joe – 1970 (Berg)
Sabata the Killer – 1970 (Mangosta)
Shango – 1970 (Major Droster)
Bad Man’s River – 1971 (General Duarte)
The Bandit Malpelo – 1971 (Juan Cisneros Malpelo)
Long Live Your Death – 1971 (General Huerta)
Sonny & Jed – 1972 (Doñ Garcia Moreno)
Sting of the West – 1972 (Grant)
Tequila – 1972 (Dekovan/Di Koven/Cogan)
The Three Musketeers of the West – 1973 (Horatio Maurice DeLuc)

If You Shoot... You Live! - 1974 [Spanish voice of Ernesto Vanes]
Valley of the Dancing Widows – 1974 (Dynamite Dick)

Harry Tracy – 1983 [Spanish voice of Jack Ackroyd, Charles Siegel]

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