Spanish movie actors died in the year 2012

Here are 8 famous actors from Spain died in 2012:

Sancho Gracia

Sancho Gracia (September 27, 1936 Madrid-August 8, 2012 Madrid) also known as Félix Ángel Sancho Gracia, Félix Sancho Gracia or Sancho Garcia was a Spanish actor. His children are called Rodolfo Sancho, Rodrigo Sancho and Félix Sancho.

Sancho Gracia began his career as an actor at the age of 15 in the theater. He later transitioned to film and television, appearing in over 100 films and television series throughout his career. Some of his notable roles include Don Quixote in "El Caballero Don Quijote" and Amador in "Los Serrano."

In addition to his work as an actor, Sancho Gracia was also a producer and director. He was awarded the Gold Medal for Fine Arts in 2008 for his contributions to Spanish culture.

Sancho Gracia was married twice, first to actress Gemma Cuervo and then to designer Natalia Menéndez. He passed away at the age of 75 in Madrid from lung cancer.

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Carlos Larrañaga

Carlos Larrañaga (March 11, 1937 Barcelona-August 30, 2012 Málaga) a.k.a. Carlos Larrañaga Ladrón de Guevara or Carlos Larranaga was a Spanish actor. He had five children, Amparo Larrañaga, Kako Larrañaga, Luis Merlo, Paula Larrañaga and Pedro Larrañaga.

Larrañaga comes from a family of actors; his mother was the renowned stage and film actress María Fernanda Ladrón de Guevara, and his sister and brother also became actors. He began his acting career in the 1950s, performing in Spanish cinema and theater. Over the years, he appeared in over 60 films, such as "Plácido" (1961), "El amor empieza a medianoche" (1961) and "La familia y uno más" (1965).

Aside from his work in film, Larrañaga was also a prolific television actor, appearing in numerous Spanish series throughout his career. He was especially well-known for his performances in comedies such as "Curro Jiménez" (1976) and "Farmacia de guardia" (1991-1995).

Larrañaga won many awards for his work, including the Goya Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Don Juan, mi querido fantasma" (1991). He continued acting until his death in 2012 at the age of 75 in Málaga, Spain.

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José Luis Borau

José Luis Borau (August 8, 1929 Zaragoza-November 23, 2012 Madrid) a.k.a. Jose L. Borau, Jose Luis Borau, J.L. Boraw, Louis Boraw or José Luis Borau Moradell was a Spanish screenwriter, film director, film producer, actor and television director.

He began his career as a film critic and later co-founded the influential Spanish film magazine "Nuestro Cine". Borau's directorial debut was the film "Brandy" in 1963, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. He went on to direct several other award-winning films including "Furtivos" (1975) which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and "Tata mía" (1986) which won the Goya Award for Best Film.

In addition to his film work, Borau was also involved in Spanish television, directing popular series such as "La huella del crimen" and "Cuarto Milenio". He was a member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Fine Arts and was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts by the Spanish government in 2006.

Borau was a key figure in the Spanish film industry and is remembered as a talented filmmaker who helped shape Spanish cinema during his lifetime.

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Frank Braña

Frank Braña (February 24, 1934 Pola de Allande-February 13, 2012 Majadahonda) also known as Francisco Braña, Francisco Braña Pérez, Frankie Bradford, Frank Blank, Frank Branya, Francisco Brama, Paco Braña, Franck Brana, Frank Brana, Francisco Brana, Paco or Paco Brana was a Spanish actor, miner and chauffeur.

Braña began his career in the film industry in 1965, and by the end of his career, he had appeared in over 300 films. He primarily worked in the Western and horror genres, and he was known for his rugged and imposing appearance. He was a frequent collaborator with director Sergio Leone, having appeared in several of his films, including "A Fistful of Dollars" and "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly". In addition to his work in film, Braña also appeared in several Spanish television shows. He retired from acting in 2005, and passed away in 2012 at the age of 77.

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Juan Luis Galiardo

Juan Luis Galiardo (March 2, 1940 San Roque-June 22, 2012 Madrid) otherwise known as Juan Luis Galiardo Comes, L. Galiardo, John L. Galiardo, Robert Dean, Juan Galiardo, Juan Luis Gallardo, John Galy, Juan Luis, Juan L. Galiardo or Juan Luís Galiardo was a Spanish actor, film producer and television producer. He had five children, Luis Galiardo, Maria Galiardo, Isabel Galiardo, Natalia Galiardo and Carlos Galiardo.

Galiardo began his career in theater before transitioning to film and television. He appeared in more than 100 films, including "The Fencing Master" (1992), "Carmen" (2003), and "Rancour" (2002). He was also known for his work in television, including several popular Spanish television series such as "Los hombres de Paco" and "El comisario".

In addition to his acting career, Galiardo was also a successful film and television producer. He founded his own production company, the Juan Luis Galiardo Producciones, which produced a number of successful films and television programs.

Galiardo was widely recognized for his contributions to Spanish cinema and television. He received numerous awards, including the Gold Medal for Fine Arts, the prestigious Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes, in 2003.

He passed away on June 22, 2012, at the age of 72, in Madrid, Spain.

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Mingote (January 17, 1919 Sitges-April 3, 2012 Madrid) also known as Antonio Mingote, Antonio Mingote Barrachina or Ángel Antonio Mingote Barrachina was a Spanish cartoonist, writer, journalist and actor.

He began his career as a cartoonist in the early 1950s, and soon gained popularity for his humorous and often satirical depictions of Spanish society and politics. Mingote worked for numerous newspapers and magazines, including ABC and El Mundo, and also published several books of cartoons, short stories, and novels.

Aside from his cartooning and writing, Mingote also had a successful career in television and film. He appeared in several Spanish films, often playing small comedic roles, and also wrote and directed several films of his own.

Throughout his career, Mingote received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to Spanish culture, including the Gold Medal for Fine Arts from the Spanish government in 2007. He continued to work as a cartoonist and writer until his death in 2012 at the age of 93.

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Tony Leblanc

Tony Leblanc (May 7, 1922 Madrid-November 24, 2012 Villaviciosa de Odón) was a Spanish actor, film director, screenwriter and comedian. His children are called Tony Leblanc hijo and Silvia Leblanc.

Tony Leblanc started his career in entertainment as a comedian in the early 1940s. He soon became a popular figure in the Spanish film industry and appeared in more than 100 films throughout his career. He was known for his versatility and ability to play both serious and comedic roles equally well. In addition to his work in film, Leblanc also acted in theater productions and television programs.

Aside from acting, Tony Leblanc also worked as a film director and screenwriter. He directed his first film, "La chica del gato" in 1958, and went on to direct and write several more films throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Despite facing many personal hardships throughout his life, including the loss of his first wife and imprisonment during the Spanish Civil War, Tony Leblanc remained a beloved figure in Spanish entertainment. He was awarded numerous honors throughout his career, including the Spanish National Film Award for Best Actor in 1958 and the Gold Medal for Fine Arts in 1994.

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Pepe Rubio

Pepe Rubio (September 10, 1931 Lubrín-March 15, 2012 Madrid) also known as José Rubio Urrea, Jose Rubio, José 'Zambudio' Rubio or José Rubio was a Spanish actor.

Born in Lubrín, Spain in 1931, Pepe Rubio began his acting career in the 1950s. He appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays throughout his career, becoming a well-known face in Spanish entertainment. Some of his notable movies include "Las bicicletas son para el verano" (1984), "Las chicas de hoy en día" (1967) and "La chica del trébol" (1964).

Rubio was also a well-respected stage actor and director, and was particularly renowned for his comedic roles. He directed and acted in numerous plays, including "Don Juan Tenorio" and "Tío Vania". He was also involved with the National Theatre Company of Spain, where he staged productions of "El alcalde de Zalamea" and "El burlador de Sevilla".

Pepe Rubio passed away in Madrid in 2012, at the age of 80. Despite his passing, his legacy lives on today as he is still remembered as one of the most talented and beloved actors in Spanish history.

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