Gustavo Rojo

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Gustavo Rojo (2006)

Gustavo Rojo Pinto (born September 5, 1923 on the freighter Crefeld ; † April 22, 2017 in Mexico City ) was a Uruguayan actor and film producer .


Gustavo Rojo was born on board the German freighter Crefeld en route from Lisbon to Montevideo and is a son of the famous Spanish writer Mercedes Pinto . He made his acting debut at the age of 20 in Mexico in the film Mis hijos (1944).

He played his first of many international roles in Tarzan and the Mermaids ( Tarzan and the Mermaids ) (1948) alongside Johnny Weissmuller . Many other film works in Mexico (inter alia with director Luis Buñuel ) and Spain followed, and he also appeared in the monumental film Alexander the Great (1956) alongside Richard Burton , in The Fiancee of Death (1957) with Hans Albers , Operation Tiger ( 1957) with the young Sean Connery and Hollywood productions with Glenn Ford ( A Great Number , 1960) or Roger Moore ( The Madonna with Two Faces , 1959).

His marriage to the Austrian Erika Remberg brought him to German film. Rojo has appeared in Dr. Mabuse films, crime novels, and even homeland films. For his participation in the Karl May films Old Shatterhand , The Treasure of the Aztecs , The Pyramid of the Sun God , Durchs Wilde Kurdistan and In the Reiche of the Silver Lion as well as the embodiment of " Winnetou " at the Karl May performances in the Berlin Deutschlandhalle In 1966 and 1968 Gustavo Rojo received the “ Scharlih ” award donated by the Karl May Museum in 2004 .

In 1969 he starred in The Valley of Gwangi ( Gwangi's Revenge ), one of the best works by animation specialist Ray Harryhausen . In the early 1970s, Gustavo Rojo returned to Mexico, where he regularly appeared in films, television series and theater work. In 2007 he played in the successful telenovela Destilando amor .

His daughter Ana Patricia Rojo is a successful actress.

Filmography (selection)


  • Reiner Boller: Adventure from Tarzan to Winnetou. (Biography), Marheinecke Verlag, May 2009, ISBN 978-3-932053-67-2 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Jorge Rodarte: Don Gustavo Rojo muere a los 93 años de edad. In: April 22, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2017 (Spanish).