Wednesday, May 27, 2009

RIP Fernando Hilbeck

Spanish actor Fernando Hilbeck died in Madrid, Spain on April 25, 2009 of natural causes. Hilbeck’s father was of British origin but he himself was born in Madrid on July 7, 1933. He studied in Peru and graduated with a degree in Humanities from the University of Lima. It was also the place where he first became active in acting on stage which carried over to Rome where he was first offered roles in Hollywood films like “Francis of Assisi” and “Barabbas” both 1961. After this he returned to Spain where he began a long film career. Hilbeck was a favorite of producer, director Sidney Pink and appeared in the Euro-westerns “The Christmas Kid” and “The Tall Women” among other Pink productions.

HILBECK, Fernando full name Fernando José Hilbeck Gavalda
Born: 7/7/1933, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: 4/25/2009, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Fernando Hilbeck’s westerns - actor:
Welcome Padre Murray – 1962
The Terrible Sheriff – 1962
The Sign of the Coyote 1963
Dollars for a Fast Gun – 1965
Son of a Gunfighter – 1966
Kid Rodelo – 1966
The Christmas Kid – 1966
The Tall Women – 1966
The Vengeance of Pancho Villa – 1966
Villa Rides! – 1968
Zorro, the Rider of Vengeance – 1970
Pancho Villa – 1971
The Man Called Noon – 1973

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