Leonardo Favio

Fuad Jorge Jury (28 May 1938 – 5 November 2012), commonly known as Leonardo Favio (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈnaɾðo ˈfaβjo]), was an Argentine singer, actor, film director and screenwriter. He is considered one of Argentina's best film directors and most enduring cultural figures as well as a popular singer-songwriter throughout Latin America.[1][2]

Leonardo Favio
Leonardo Favio
Leonardo Favio
Background information
Birth nameFuad Jorge Jury
Also known asEl Juglar de América
Born(1938-05-28)28 May 1938
Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Died5 November 2012(2012-11-05) (aged 74)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Years active1958–2012

Much beloved in Latin America, he was one of the most successful Argentine singers in the 1960s and 1970s with big hits like Ding, dong estas cosas del amor (with Carola), O quizás simplemente le regale una rosa, Fuiste mía un verano, Ella ya me olvidó, Quiero aprender de memoria, Mi tristeza es mía y nada más, Para saber cómo es la soledad, Mi amante niña mi compañera, Ni el clavel ni la rosa, La foto de carnet, No jueges más, Chiquillada and La cita and starred in many films.[3]

Without detriment to his outstanding career as a singer and songwriter, at the time he began to sing in public, he was already an established film director. His first feature movie – Chronicle of a Boy Alone – and the second one – El Romance del Aniceto y la Francisca – are considered to be some of the best Argentine movie of all times. Later, he would film: El Dependiente, Juan Moreira, Nazareno Cruz y el Lobo, Soñar Soñar, Gatica el Mono, Perón Sinfonía de un Sentimiento and Aniceto (a valet version of El romance...).

He was the son of Syrian-Lebanese Jorge Jury Atrach.[4] His brother is writer and director Jorge Zuhair Jury. He was married to María Vaner and had two children, one being the composer Nico Jury.[5] On 9 October 2010, Favio was appointed Argentina's Ambassador of Culture by national decree of the president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

He died on 5 November 2012 in Buenos Aires at the age of 74.[6]

WorksEdit

DiscographyEdit

  • Me miró, LP
  • Aquí está, LP
  • Yo soy, LP
  • De amor nadie muere, LP
  • Una cita con Leonardo Favio, LP
  • Leonardo Favio, LP
  • Favio 73, LP
  • Hola Che, LP
  • Favio, LP in Spain
  • Vamos a Puerto Rico, LP
  • En Concierto, LP
  • Era... cómo podría explicar, LP
  • En Concierto, LP
  • Leonardo Favio, LP (1969)
  • Fuíste mía un verano, LP (1968)
  • No jueges más, LP
  • Mas Que Un Loco, LP (1989)

FilmographyEdit

As actorEdit

As directorEdit

As producerEdit

  • Gatica "el Mono" (1993)
  • Nazareno Cruz y el Lobo (1975)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leonardo Favio". The Telegraph.
  2. ^ "Leonardo Favio, Argentine Film Director, Dies at 74". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Leonardo Favio, Argentine film director, dies aged 74". BBC News. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Hozzman, Edgard (2017). "El Leonardo Favio que yo conocí". Eje21.com.co.
  5. ^ "Argentine film director Leandro Favio dies at 74". The Denver Post. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "A los 74 años, murió Leonardo Favio" (in Spanish). Télam. 5 November 2012. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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