Fernando Sancho

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Fernando Sancho

Fernando Sancho Les (born January 7, 1916 in Saragossa ( Spain ), † July 31, 1990 in Madrid ) was a Spanish actor .


After his first film Orosia (1944), Sancho was best known for numerous roles in spaghetti westerns . He played mostly charismatic bandits of Mexican origin. Sancho also appeared in a number of major Hollywood productions as a supporting actor, for example in the monumental films King of Kings (1961) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962) as well as in 55 Days in Beijing (1963).

Sancho also played in four Karl May films : in Die Sklavenkarawane (1958) and The Lion of Babylon (1959), both times as Professor Ignaz Pfotenhauer , and in 1965 in Durchs Wilde Kurdistan and in Im Reiche des Silber Löwen as Padischah .

A year before his death, Sancho was seen for the last time in the horror film "La Luna negra" (1989), alongside Mario Adorf . Sancho died of cancer. His son of the same name became known as a composer.


In 1973 he received the CEC Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 1972 film La Guerrilla .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Albrecht Beutelspacher: By taxi to Oberwolfach . In: "I was always bad at math ..." Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden 2008, ISBN 978-3-8348-0029-9 , p. 48-51 , doi : 10.1007 / 978-3-8348-9448-9_6 .