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Born
Arturo Fernández Rodríguez

(1929-02-21)21 February 1929
Died 4 July 2019(2019-07-04) (aged 90)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Actor
Years active 1954–2019

Arturo Fernández Rodríguez (21 February 1929 – 4 July 2019) was a Spanish actor who appeared in numerous films since making his debut in 1954.

Life and work

Fernández Rodríguez was born on 21 February 1929 in the city of Gijon, in Asturias. He started a professional career as a boxer, where he gained the nickname of "The tiger of the Piles". In 1952, he served in the military at Logroño; that summer he realized a course of escalation in Viguera's rocks, sleeping for one month in the schools of this town. He married the Isabel Sensat of Catalan in San Vicente of Montalt on 21 March 1967, and they separated in 1978. They had three children: Maria Isabel (1968), Arturo (1970) and Maria Dolores "Boby" (1975).

Fernández Rodríguez underwent stomach surgery in April 2019. He recovered from the surgery, but shortly afterwards suffered a fall. His health deteriorated and he died on 4 July 2019 at a hospital in Madrid from complications related to the fall at the age of 90.

Acting career

Pina Pellicer and Arturo Fernández in Rogelia (1962)
Fernández with Pina Pellicer in Rogelia (1962)

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In television his most famous role was in the series La casa de los líos on Antena 3 between 1996 and 2000. In May 2007 he also played two twin brothers in the series Como el perro y el gato on TVE.

In theatre, he played the main role in, among others, in the play "La herencia" (1957), "La tercera palabra" (1966), "La playa vacía" (1970), "Tribute" (1980),"Romantic Comedy" (1983), "Chapter Two" (1985), "The Secretary Bird" (1986), "Mejor en octubre" (1994) or "Esmoquin" (2001)

Selected filmography

Pina Pellicer and Arturo Fernández, Rogelia (1962) (cropped)
Fernández and Pina Pellicer in Rogelia (1962)
  • Judas' Kiss (1954)
  • Los Fernández de Peralvillo (1954)
  • Las chicas de la Cruz Roja (1958)
  • College Boarding House (1959)
  • María, matrícula de Bilbao (1960)
  • Rogelia (1962)
  • Currito of the Cross (1965)
  • Road to Rocío (1966)
  • Cristina Guzmán (1968)
  • The Locket (1970)
  • Desde que amanece apetece (2005)

See also

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