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Born in Barcelona, Spain
Died in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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A native of Barcelona, Franciso Madrid worked as a journalist in Barcelona, Paris, Geneve, Madrid, and Buenos Aires. In Madrid, he was the vice-editor of the daily La Voz. He married Catalan comedy actress 'María Luisa Rodríguez'. Like many supporters of the Spanish Republic, he left Spain in 1936 for Argentina.

In Buenos Aires, Francisco Madrid worked as a journalist, most notably for the newspapers Noticias Gráficas, La Prensa, and the magazine El Hogar. But, his major contribution in Argentina was to the Argentine film industry. He wrote or co-wrote eight screenplays, among them the classic 'La Cabalgata del Circo' (1945), co-written with 'Mario Soffici'.

In Buenos Aires, he wrote "Cine de hoy y de mañana," published in 1945, and "Cincuenta años de cine. Crónica del séptimo arte," published in 1946. It was later considered a pioneering work, with a full chapter describing the origins and history of the then incipient Latin American movie industry.

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