José Luis López Vázquez

José Luis López Vázquez de la Torre MML (11 March 1922, in Madrid – 2 November 2009, in Madrid) was a Spanish actor.[1]

José Luis López Vázquez

José Luis López Vázquez de la Torre

(1922-03-11)11 March 1922
Died2 November 2009(2009-11-02) (aged 87)
Madrid, Spain
Years active1939–2009
Spouse(s)Ana María Ventura (div.)
Flor Aguilar (div.)
ChildrenJosé Luis


José Luis López Vázquez was born in Madrid, Spain, on 11 March 1922.[2] He originally worked in theater as a costume designer, a scenic designer, and as an assistant director to Pío Ballesteros and Enrique Herreros.[3] In 1946, he switched over to film, with a small role in the movie María Fernanda la Jerezana. Originally starring in comic roles, he made the move to drama films in the 1960s, demonstrating his profound aptitude for acting.

During his life, he starred in more than 200 movies, filming several full-length films in a year. In 1971, he acted in 11 films. Although he usually appeared in Spanish films, he occasionally worked on international projects, such as the 1972 UK film Travels With My Aunt, in which he starred opposite Dame Maggie Smith.[4] Also in 1972, he starred in the Emmy-winning film, La Cabina, directed by Antonio Mercero.[5] López Vázquez worked with Mercero on numerous other occasions, the last being their collaboration on a movie called ¿Y tú quién eres? (2006).

López Vázquez died of natural causes in Madrid on 2 November 2009, at the age of 87.[6]



Goya Awards

  • 2004 – Honorary Award for lifetime achievements

Gold Medal of Arts

  • 1985 – Gold Medal of Arts (Medalla de Oro de las Bellas Artes).

International Emmy Awards

1972 Chicago Film Festival

  • 1972 – Best Actor Award for Mi querida señorita

1971 Chicago Film Festival

  • 1971 – Best Actor Award for El bosque del lobo


  • Gold Medal of Merit in Labour (Kingdom of Spain, 19 December 1997).[7]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Obituary London Independent, 14 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Biografía de José Luis López Vázquez, fallecido hoy en Madrid". Europa Press (in Spanish). Madrid. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ José Luis López Vázquez (PDF). Junta de Andalucía (in Spanish). Sevilla: Biblioteca Pública Infanta Elena. 2013. pp. 1–6.
  4. ^ Cukor, George (2001). Long, Robert Emmet (ed.). George Cukor: Interviews. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 79. ISBN 9781578063871.
  5. ^ "La cabina, íntegra, con presentación de Mercero y López Vázquez". Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española (in Spanish). 13 December 1972. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  6. ^ Torres, Rosana; Fernández-Santos, Elsa (2 November 2009). "López Vázquez ya es leyenda". El Pais (in Spanish). Madrid: Prisa. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  7. ^ Arenas Bocanegra, Javier; R., Juan Carlos (19 December 1997). "REAL DECRETO 2()()5/1997, de 19 de diciembre, por el que se concede .la MedaUa de ora al Merıto en el 1'rahojo aı/ton Jose Luis. L6pez Vdzquez" (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish) (34): 37503. Retrieved 30 August 2018.