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Nationality  Spanish
Role  Actor

Name  Alfredo Mayo
Occupation  Actor
Ex-spouse  Amparo Zavala
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Full Name  Alfredo Fernandez Martinez
Born  May 17, 1911 (1911-05-17) Barcelona, Spain
Died  May 19, 1985, Palma, Majorca, Spain
Parents  Felipe Fernandez Mansilla, Emilia Martinez y Porcillo
Movies  Peppermint Frappe, La caza, A Bell from Hell, Raza, El ultimo cuple
Similar People  Juan de Orduna, Carlos Saura, Angelino Fons, Jose Luis Saenz de Heredia, Juan Antonio Bardem

Siblings  Felipe Fernandez Martinez

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Alfredo Fernández Martínez (born 17 May 1911 in Barcelona - 19 May 1985 in Palma de Mallorca) better known as Alfredo Mayo was a Spanish actor.


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After studying medicine, in 1929 Mayo made his debut in the theatre with the company of Ernesto Vilches. He fought for Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War in aviation. He starred in propaganda films such as Escuadrilla (1941), Harka (1941), A mí la legión (1942) but is perhaps best known for Raza, written by Francisco Franco under the name of Jaime de Andrade.

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He became a major star in comedies, dramas and historical films such as Malvaloca (1942), by Luis Marquina; Deliciosamente tontos (1943), by Juan de Orduña, or La leona de Castilla (1951).

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In the 1950s he acted in supporting roles in such films as El último cuplé (1957), Una muchachita de Valladolid (1958) and 55 Days at Peking (1963), directed in Spain by Nicholas Ray.

His career had a second golden age during his collaborations with Carlos Saura in La Caza (1966) and Peppermint Frappé (1967).

He appeared in more than 175 other films until his death. He acted in El bosque del lobo (1970), by Pedro Olea, Patrimonio Nacional (1980), by Luis García Berlanga. In Paul Naschy's Los cántabros (1980), he played a druid. He was also in Bearn o la sala de las muñecas (1982), by Jaime Chávarri and starred in the TV series Cañas y barro for Televisión Española.

Selected filmography

  • The Queen's Flower Girl (1940)
  • Follow the Legion (1942)
  • Malvaloca (1942)
  • A Famous Gentleman (1943)
  • The Road to Babel (1945)
  • The Lioness of Castille (1951)
  • The Mayor of Zalamea (1954)
  • It Happened in Seville (1955)
  • The Last Torch Song (1957)
  • Fountain of Trevi (1960)
  • Queen of the Tabarin Club (1960)
  • Monsieur Robinson Crusoe (1960)
  • One Step Forward (1960)
  • Darling (1961)
  • The Legion's Last Patrol (1962)
  • Tomy's Secret (1963)
  • Peppermint Frappé (1967)
  • The Call of the Wild (1972)
  • Those Dirty Dogs (1973)
  • The Bell from Hell (1973)
  • Naked Therapy (1975)
  • Awards

  • Círculo de escritores cinematográficos in 1966 for La caza and in 1969 for Los desafíos.
  • Sindicato Nacional del Espectáculo in (1973) for La campana del infierno.
  • References

    Alfredo Mayo Wikipedia