Paco de Lucía (1947–2014)

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Paco de Lucía was born on December 21, 1947 in Algeciras, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain. He was a composer and actor, known for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and Don Juan DeMarco (1994). He was married to Casilda Varela. He died on February 25, 2014 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins. See more awards »


Known For

Don Juan DeMarco Music Department


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 1984 The Hit (as Paco De Lucia)
 1983/I Carmen
 1979 La Sabina (as Paco de Lucia)
 1976 La nueva Costa del Sol (Short documentary)
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Alternate Names:

Paco De Lucia | Francisco Sánchez | Paco de Lucia


5' 7¾" (1.72 m)


Casilda Varela  (his death)  (3 children)

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I have to confess that I still do not read music at all. When I look at all the artists today I think they are doing the right thing to learn as much as possible about music. When I was young I simply had no choice but to learn by ear. Some people say that this might be a reason why my music comes more from inspiration than from intellect. See more »


He recorded his first album in Madrid when he was 18. See more »


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