Tuesday, December 1, 2009

RIP Paul Naschy

Legendary Horror actor Paul Naschy has died.

MADRID (AP) Director, screenwriter and actor Paul Naschy, one of Spains most popular actors of the Spanish horror films died Tuesday, December 1st in Madrid. He was 75. No cause of death was reported.
Relatives of Naschy indicated that the performer, whose real name was Jocinto Molina Alvarez, will be buried Wednesdy in Burgos, Europa Press reported.
The so-called Spanish Lon Chaney “acted in over 100 films and television series, wrote 39 screenplays and directed 14 films. He played numerous figures in the classic horror films such as the werewolf, hunchback, Count Dracula and the mummy.
Born on September 6, 1934 in Madrid, Naschy was licensed as an architect and was seven times Spanish weightlifting champion. He made his film debut in 1967 in “The Mark of the Werewolf.” His credits include “"Carnival of Beasts" (1980), "Panic Throbbing" (1983), "The Howl of the Devil” (1987) and" Madrid al desnudo "(1979), among many other titles.
The Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) has expressed deep sorrow in the passing of actor, and a partner of the entity since 1968.
Naschy, received the Gold Medal of Fine Arts in 2001, died shortly before the premiere of "The Valdemar Inheritance" by José Luis German, scheduled for January 22, 2010 where he was to be honored at the Independent Film Festival XIII and Fantastic Toledo.

NASCHY, Paul (Jacinto Molina Alvarez)
Born: 9/6/1934, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: 12/1/2009, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Paul Naschy's western - actor:
The Fury of Johnny Kid – 1966 (Blackie)

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