Here are 5 famous actors from Spain were born in 1908:
Luis Escobar Kirkpatrick (December 12, 1908 Madrid-February 16, 1991 Madrid) also known as Luis Escobar y Kirkpatrick, Don Luis Escobar y Kirkpatrick, Luis Escobar, 7th Marquis of the Guadalquivir Marshes or Don Luis Escobar y Kirkpatrick, 7th Marquis of the Guadalquivir Marshes was a Spanish actor, screenwriter, theatre director and playwright.
He was born into an aristocratic family and grew up in a privileged environment. Escobar began his career in the theatre, where he gained recognition for his daring and innovative productions. He soon branched out into film, co-writing and starring in several successful Spanish movies of the 1930s and 1940s.
In addition to his work in film and theatre, Escobar was also a respected journalist and writer. He contributed articles to various newspapers and magazines, and authored several books on topics ranging from politics to literature. Escobar was a passionate defender of the Spanish language and culture, and his works often dealt with themes of identity and national pride.
Despite his success and fame, Escobar remained humble and dedicated to his craft throughout his life. He was admired by his peers for his talent, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to artistic excellence. Escobar passed away in 1991 at the age of 82, leaving behind a rich legacy of creative achievement.
Xan das Bolas (October 30, 1908 A Coruña-October 13, 1977 Madrid) a.k.a. Tomás Ares Pena, Xan-Das-Bolas, Xandas Bolas, Fernando Tomás Ares, Xan Das Bolas, Tomas Ares, Xan de Bolas, Tomas Pena Ares, Tomas Ares Pena, Ares Tomas Pena or Xan D'as Bolas was a Spanish actor.
Xan das Bolas started his acting career in the 1920s, performing on stages throughout Spain. He eventually transitioned to film in the 1940s, appearing in several movies throughout his career. Some of his most notable roles include "La Venganza de Don Mendo" (1962) and "Chantaje a un Torero" (1963).
In addition to his work as an actor, Xan das Bolas was also a writer and playwright. He penned several books, including "Historias de Cine" and "El Teatro Pintoresco". He also wrote and directed several plays, including "El Colmenero Divino" and "Los Árboles Mueren de Pie".
Xan das Bolas was known for his distinctive voice and commanding presence on screen, often playing strong-willed characters. He passed away in Madrid in 1977 at the age of 68.
José Franco (April 25, 1908 Madrid-January 30, 1980 Madrid) a.k.a. José Franco Pumarega, Pepe Franco or Jose Franco was a Spanish actor.
He began his career in the 1920s as a stage performer before transitioning to film. Franco appeared in over 150 films throughout his career, often playing supporting roles or character parts. Some of his notable film credits include "Recluta con niño" (1934), "Marcelino, pan y vino" (1955), "La Verbena de la Paloma" (1963), and "Tristana" (1970). In addition to his work in film and theater, Franco was also a prolific voice actor and lent his voice to numerous Spanish dubs of foreign films. Franco was recognized for his contribution to the arts in Spain and was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 1977. He passed away in 1980 at the age of 71.
Miguel de Molina (April 10, 1908 Málaga-March 4, 1993 Buenos Aires) also known as Molina, Miguel de or Miguel Frías de Molina was a Spanish singer and actor.
Molina rose to fame in Spain during the 1930s and was known for his flamenco-inspired music and charismatic performances. However, his open homosexuality and opposition to Franco's regime led to his exile to Argentina in 1948. Despite this setback, he continued to perform and record music, becoming a beloved icon of Spanish culture in exile. He also acted in several films, including the Argentine classic "El último payador". Molina's legacy as a pioneer and symbol of queer identity in Spain and Latin America has been celebrated in recent years, with numerous retrospective exhibitions and tributes to his life and work.
José Díaz Morales (July 31, 1908 Toledo-) a.k.a. Jose Dias Morales or José Diaz Morales is a Spanish film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor.
José Diaz Morales started his career in the Spanish film industry during the 1930s and became known for his work on comedy films. He worked with notable actors such as Gracita Morales and Conchita Piquer. In the 1950s, he began producing and directing his own films, including popular films like "El Molino del Rey" and "El Amor que Tu Me Das". He also ventured into writing screenplays for his films.
Morales continued to work in the Spanish film industry well into the 1970s, and is known for his contributions to the genre of Spanish comedy. Through his work as a director, he played a significant role in the evolution of Spanish cinema during the 20th century.