Eduardo Fajardo

Eduardo Martínez Fajardo (14 August 1924 – 4 July 2019) was a Spanish film actor born in Meis (Pontevedra), Spain.[1] He appeared in 183 films, 75 plays and made 2,000 television appearances between 1947 and 2002.[2]

Eduardo Fajardo
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Eduardo Fajardo in Django (1966)
Born
Eduardo Martínez Fajardo

(1924-08-14)14 August 1924
Meis (Pontevedra), Spain
Died4 July 2019(2019-07-04) (aged 94)
Mexico
OccupationActor
Years active1947–2002
Spouse(s)Carmelita González
Children7

BiographyEdit

He was born in Meis, Pontevedra on 14 August 1924, and he raised in Haro and Santander, where he studied Bachillerato.[3] He began his career as a voice actor from 1942 to 1946, and in 1947 he made his film debut in Héroes del 95, directed by Raúl Alfonso.[4] In the 1950s he moved to Mexico, and when he came back to Spain he appeared in spaghetti westerns such as Gli eroi di Fort Worth (1965) by Martin Herbert, and Django (1966) by Sergio Corbucci.[5]

In 2002, he founded Teatro sin barreras in Almeria, in order to help people with disabilities.[6] He started the Almeria Walk of Fame,[7] where he received a star on 11 April 2012 due to his intervention in 7th Cavalry and Django.[8]

Personal life and deathEdit

Fajardo was married four times. In Mexico he married twice, one of her with the actress Carmelita González, with whom he bore a daughter, Paloma del Rocío.[9][10] His others children are José Antonio, Corazón, Lucero, Dusko, Alma and Eduardo.[11]

Fajardo died while vacationing with five of his seven children in Mexico on 4 July 2019 at the age of 94.[12]

AwardsEdit

He was honoured by the Diputación de Pontevedra and had been named hijo predilecto del Concello de Meis.[13] In January 2019 he was honoured by the Almería Western Museo del Cine.[14]

Selected filmographyEdit

  • Héroes del 95 (1947) – Enrique de Mendoza
  • Dulcinea (1947) – Ginés de la Hera
  • La nao Capitana (1947) – Soldier (uncredited)
  • Lady in Ermine (1947) – Don Luis Tristán
  • The Princess of the Ursines (1947) – Capitán emisario
  • Fuenteovejuna (1947) – Soldado
  • 2 cuentos para 2 (1947) – Franklin Perry
  • Don Quijote de la Mancha (1947) – Don Fernando
  • Amanhã Como Hoje (1948) – Capitão
  • Madness for Love (1948) – Marqués de Villena
  • Mare Nostrum (1948) – Capitán
  • The Captain from Loyola (1949)
  • Currito de la Cruz (1949) – Man at bullring (uncredited)
  • Noche de Reyes (1949)
  • Just Any Woman (1949) – Ricardo
  • The Duchess of Benameji (1949) – Carlos, Marqués de Miraflores
  • ¡El santuario no se rinde! (1949) – Teniente Ramos
  • Paz (1949) – Voz en radio (voice, uncredited)
  • El sótano (1949) – Juan Bell
  • Tempestad en el alma (1950)
  • Woman to Woman (1950) – Luis
  • Agustina of Aragon (1950) – Luis Montana
  • Tres ladrones en la casa (1950) – Felipe
  • Vendaval (1950) – Coronel Puig Moltó
  • Reckless (1951) – Mario Santos
  • The Lioness of Castille (1951) – Tovar
  • Dawn of America (1951) – Gastón
  • Cerca de la ciudad (1952) – Antonio
  • Gloria Mairena (1952) – Paulino Céspedes
  • The Curious Impertinent (1953) – Bocaccio
  • Airport (1953) – Espectador (uncredited)
  • La intrusa (1954) – Raúl Gómez de Fonseca
  • Tehuantepec (1954)
  • La engañadora (1955)
  • Orgullo de mujer (1956) – Ramón Durán
  • Tizoc (1957) – Arturo
  • La ciudad de los niños (1957) – Señor Jaime Andrade
  • Las últimas banderas (1957)
  • Escuela de rateros (1958) – Eduardo, ladrón de joyas
  • Macario (1960) – Virrey
  • La Llorona (1960) – Don Nuño de Montes Claros
  • Ánimas Trujano (1961) – El Español
  • Los invisibles (1963) – Jewel Thief
  • Las hijas del Zorro (1964)
  • Canción del alma (1964) – Alejandro
  • Las invencibles (1964)
  • I due toreri (1965) – Ispettore N.B.
  • Vengeance of the Vikings (1965) – Olaf
  • Heroes of Fort Worth (1965) – Col. George Bonnet
  • A Coffin for the Sheriff (1965) – Russell Murdock
  • Ringo's Big Night (1966) – Joseph Finley
  • La ciudad no es para mí (1966) – Dr. Agustín Valverde hijo
  • Django (1966) – Major Jackson
  • Agent 3S3: Massacre in the Sun (1966) – Professor Theodore Karleston
  • Pas de panique (1966) – Lorenzaccio
  • Missione apocalisse (1966) – Axel
  • Ringo, the Mark of Vengeance (1966) – Tim
  • Trap for Seven Spies (1966) – Colonnello Riteau
  • El aventurero de Guaynas (1966)
  • Master Stroke (1967) – Mr. Ferrington
  • Argoman the Fantastic Superman (1967) – Shandra, butler
  • Seven Pistols for a Massacre (1967) – Tilly
  • Come rubare un quintale di diamanti in Russia (1967) – Gen. Poniatowski
  • Il tempo degli avvoltoi (1967) – Don Jaime Mendoza
  • Gentleman Killer (1967) – Colonel Fernando Ferreras
  • Killer Adios (1968) – Sam Ringold
  • Cover Girl (1968) – Maurice Behar
  • Pistol for a Hundred Coffins (1968) – Acombar
  • Los flamencos (1968) – Kuis
  • Go for Broke (1968) – Paco Nuñez
  • A Stroke of 1000 Millions (1968) – Teopulos
  • Pistol for a Hundred Coffins (1968) – Chavel, Madman
  • Uno a uno, sin piedad (1968) – Sheriff Lyman
  • The Mercenary (1968) – Alfonso García
  • No le busques tres pies... (1968) – Juan
  • Tiempos de Chicago (1969) – Captain Harper
  • Pagó cara su muerte (1969) – Trevor
  • Bootleggers (1969) – Sir Louis Baymond
  • El taxi de los conflictos (1969) – Comisario Diéguez
  • Sharon vestida de rojo (1969) – Matthews
  • Eagles Over London (1969) – German officer
  • Cry Chicago (1969) – Dick O'Connor
  • Cuatro noches de boda (1969) – Miguel
  • Las nenas del mini-mini (1969) – Padre de Chalo
  • Homicidios en Chicago (1969) – Arthur
  • El perfil de Satanás (1969) – Staub
  • El mesón del gitano (1970) – Jaime
  • Os cinco Avisos de Satanás (1970) – Leonardo
  • Shango (1970) – Maj. Droster
  • Helena y Fernanda (1970)
  • ¿Quién soy yo? (1970) – General Varclano
  • Viva Cangaceiro (1970) – Governor Branco
  • Il tuo dolce corpo da uccidere (1970) – Franz Adler
  • Sabata the Killer (1970) – Mangosta
  • Apocalypse Joe (1970) – Berg
  • Compañeros (1970) – Mexican Colonel
  • Trasplante de un cerebro (1970) – Clifton Reynolds
  • La araucana (1971) – Virrey Lagasca
  • Dead Men Ride (1971) – Redfield
  • Il lungo giorno della violenza (1971) – Juan Cisneros 'Malpelo'
  • Bad Man's River (1971) – General Duarte
  • Delusions of Grandeur (1971) – Gen. Huerta Un Grand d'Espagne
  • Long Live Your Death (1971) – Gen. Huerta
  • The Two Faces of Fear (1972) – Luisi
  • La mansión de la niebla (1972) – Mr. Tremont
  • Sonny and Jed (1972) – Don García Moreno
  • Knife of Ice (1972) – Marcos
  • Fuenteovejuna (1972)
  • Sting of the West (1972) – Grant
  • What Am I Doing in the Middle of the Revolution? (1972) – Herrero
  • La redada (1973) – El Conde
  • The Scarlet Letter (1973)
  • The Killer with a Thousand Eyes (1973) – Costa
  • No es bueno que el hombre esté solo (1973) – Don Alfonso
  • Fuzzy the Hero (1973) – Cogan
  • The Lonely Woman (1973) – Lawyer
  • Ricco the Mean Machine (1973) – Cyrano
  • Counselor at Crime (1973) – Calogero Vezza (uncredited)
  • Yankee Dudler (1973) – Henry
  • The Three Musketeers of the West (1973) – Horatio Maurice DeLuc
  • Lisa and the Devil (1973) – Francis Lehar
  • La hiena (1973) – Capitán Steven
  • Una chica y un señor (1974) – Médico
  • El último viaje (1974) – Comisario Mendoza
  • ¿... Y el prójimo? (1974) – Vicente
  • The Four Musketeers (1974)
  • Siete chacales (1974)
  • El último proceso en París (1974) – Mr. Dupont
  • The Killer Must Kill Again (1975) – Inspector
  • Evil Eye (1975) – Walter, the majordomo
  • La cruz del diablo (1975) – Enrique Carrillo
  • Lisa and the Devil (1975) – Francis Lehar
  • Das Tal der tanzenden Witwen (1975) – Dynamite Dick
  • Convoy Buddies (1975) – Monsieur Le Renard
  • Juego sucio en Panamá (1975) – Edward
  • Las adolescentes (1975) – Ana's Father
  • Docteur Justice (1975) – Dr. Alverio
  • El socarrón (1975)
  • Guapa, rica y... especial (1976) – Don Arístides
  • La ragazza dalla pelle di corallo (1976) – Barrymore
  • Storia di arcieri, pugni e occhi neri (1976) – Baron / Duke of Sherwood
  • Lucecita (1976)
  • Las marginadas (1977) – Don Fernando
  • La llamada del sexo (1977) – Sr. Montero
  • El despertar de los sentidos (1977) – Juan
  • Espectro (Más allá del fin del mundo) (1978) – Profesor Antón del Valle
  • Venus de fuego (1978) – Padre de Alberto
  • Polvos mágicos (1979) – Leandro
  • The Shark Hunter (1979) – Il capitano Gómez
  • Tres mujeres de hoy (1980) – Rafael
  • Nightmare City (1980) – Dr. Kramer
  • El niño de su mamá (1980) – Enrique
  • Buitres sobre la ciudad (1981) – Bonardis
  • Asalto al casino (1981) – Director of Security
  • El lago de las vírgenes (1982) – Sebastián
  • Oasis of the Zombies (1982) – Colonel Kurt Meitzell
  • La vida, el amor y la muerte (1982)
  • Vatican Conspiracy (1982) – Rettore
  • Pájaros de ciudad (1983)
  • Hundra (1983) – Chieftain
  • Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983) – Senator
  • Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold (1984) – Man-Who-Knows
  • Café, coca y puro (1985) – Tío de Pablo
  • Bangkok, cita con la muerte (1985) – Flanagan
  • Mordiendo la vida (1986) – Don Ricardo
  • Esto es un atraco (1987) – Ramón
  • Fratello dello spazio (1988) – General Bradley

ReferencesEdit

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