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René Cardona (I) (1906–1988)


René Cardona was born on October 8, 1906 in Havana, Cuba. He was a director and actor, known for Santa Claus (1959), Don Juan Tenorio (1937) and Neutron Traps the Invisible Killers (1965). He was married to Julieta Zacarías. He died on April 25, 1988 in Mexico City, Mexico. See full bio »

Died:

(age 81) in Mexico City, Mexico

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Known For

Santa Claus Director
(1959)
Don Juan Tenorio Director
(1937)
(1954)

Filmography

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 1981 Visita al pasado (as René Cardona Sr.)
 1980 Burlesque (as Rene Cardona Sr.)
 1979 Mar asesino (Documentary)
 1977 El mexicano (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1977)
- Episode #1.2 (1977)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1976 Survive!
 1974 Island of Lost Souls (as René Cardona Sr.)
 1973 Zindy the Swamp Boy (as René Cardona Sr.)
 1973 El derecho de los pobres (as Rene Cardona Sr.)
 1971 Capulina contra los vampiros (as Rene Cardona Sr.)
 1970 El pueblo del terror (as Rene Cardona Sr.)
 1968 The Batwoman (as Rene Cardona)
 1967 Operation 67
 1967 The Panther Women (as Rene Cardona)
 1966 El mexicano
 1960 La Llorona
 1960 Juan Polainas
 1960 A tiro limpio
 1959 Santa Claus
 1959 El puma
 1959 El sordo
 1958 Pulgarcito
 1957 Pancho López
 1956 La faraona
 1955 Amor de lejos
 1954 Cain and Abel
 1952 Vive como sea
 1950 Gemma
 1950 Lluvia roja
 1944 El as negro
 1944 My Children
 1944 Summer Hotel
 1939 The Coward
 1938 Starlet
 1938 Dos cadetes
 1938 Tierra brava
 1938 Alarm
 1930 Sombras habaneras (Spanish version)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Rene Cardona Sr. | René Cardona Sr. | Rene Cardona | Rene Cardona Mr.

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Julieta Zacarías
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Grandfather of actor and director René Cardona III. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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