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Cannes Winner Landa, Darth Vader Voice Actor Romero Die

12 May 2013 5:47 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Alfredo Landa, Cannes Best Actor winner dead at 80 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner Alfredo Landa, who was featured in more than 100 Spanish movies, died May 9 in his birthplace of Pamplona, in the Spanish province of Navarra. Landa, who underwent colon cancer treatment in 2004 and suffered a stroke in 2009, was 80. The son of a Civil Guard officer, Alfredo Landa quit his law studies to enter show business in the mid-’50s. According to the IMDb, he was an extra in Michael Anderson’s 1956 Best Picture Academy Award winner Around the World in 80 Days, though Landa’s first credited role was in Rafael J. Salvia El puente de la paz ("The Bridge of Peace") two years later. Landa kept busy throughout the ’60s, coming into his own as a star of lowbrow, post-Francisco Franco sex comedies in the mid-’70s, e.g., Mariano Ozores’ Los pecados de una chica »

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Spanish actor Alfredo Landa dies

9 May 2013 11:58 PM, PDT | | See recent RealBollywood news »

Madrid, May 10 (Ians/Efe) Actor Alfredo Landa, one of the best-known faces in Spanish film and the creator of a genre known as "landismo", died Thursday in Madrid, sources at the Spanish Film Academy told Efe. He was 80.

Retired from public life since 2008 and in unstable health, which had generated much public speculation, Landa was being cared for at a nursing home near his Madrid home.

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia and Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, sent messages of condolence to Landa's widow.

Born March 3, 1933, in the northern city of Pamplona, he appeared in more than 100 films, some of them light comedies that gave rise to "landismo", but he also portrayed memorable characters, including. »

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