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Spanish actor Paul Naschy was a leading star in horror films for forty years from the late 1960s.  He was best known for his role as the tragic werewolf, Waldemar Daninsky, which he originated in the 1968 film La Marca del Hombre Lobo (Mark of the Wolfman) from his own script.  Though the film pitted Daninsky against a pair of vampires, the movie was oddly retitled Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror when it was released in the United States.  He went on to play the werewolf in nearly a dozen subsequent films, many that he also co-scripted under his real name, Jacinto Molina.

Naschy was born Jacinto Alvarez Molina in Madrid on September 6, 1934.  He began working in films as an extra in the 1961 biblical feature King of Kings.  He appeared in small roles in a handful of films in the 1960s before creating the role of the werewolf Daninsky.

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