Armando Bó

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Armando Bó
Armando Bó by Annemarie Heinrich.jpg
Armando Bó photographed by Annemarie Heinrich
Born May 3, 1914
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died October 8, 1981(1981-10-08) (aged 67)
Years active 1939–1979

Armando Bó (May 3, 1914 – October 8, 1981 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine film actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter and score composer of the classic era. He was known for his sexploitation films in the 1960s and 1970s, including the first nude scene in an Argentine film (El trueno entre las hojas).

Biography[edit]

Bó began acting for film in 1939 in Ambición and made some 50 film appearances as an actor, but by the late 1940s he had already taken up an interest in film production and began as a director, producer, actor, and screenwriter in the early 1950s. He was involved in almost 100 different films during his career. His son, Víctor Bó, is also a prominent actor in Argentina. His grandson, Armando Bó, is considered an important writer and director in his country, and has recently break into Hollywood, collaborating (with his screenwriter partner Nicolás Giacobone) in the films of Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes and Awards
1939 Ambición
Chimbela
...Y mañana serán hombres
1940 Un Señor mucamo
Nosotros, los muchachos
Fragata Sarmiento
1941 La Novela de un joven pobre
Melodies of America
El Más infeliz del pueblo
Mamá Gloria
La Maestrita de los obreros
Si yo fuera rica
Joven, viuda y estanciera Invitado
Cándida millonaria
1942 Tú eres la paz
1944 Se abre el abismo
1945 Villa rica del Espíritu Santo
La cabalgata del circo
1946 The Three Musketeers d'Artagnan
1947 La Caraba
Si mis campos hablaran Simon
1948 Su última pelea
Pelota de trapo
1949 Con el sudor de tu frente
1950 Fangio, el demonio de las pistas
Sacachispas
1951 Mi divina pobreza
Honrarás a tu madre
En cuerpo y alma Antonio Núñez
1953 Muerte civil
El Hijo del crack Héctor 'Balazo' López
1956 El Trueno entre las hojas
1958 Sabaleros
1959 ...Y el demonio creó a los hombres
1962 Lujuria tropical
La Burrerita de Ypacaraí
1963 Pelota de cuero
La Diosa impura Reinoso
1964 La Mujer del zapatero
La Leona
1966 La Tentación desnuda
1968 La Mujer de mi padre Jose
1969 Éxtasis tropical
Fuego Carlos
1970 Fiebre Juan
1972 Intimidades de una cualquiera Jose Luis
1973 La Diosa virgen
Furia infernal Barbara's husband
1974 El Sexo y el amor
1976 Insaciable
1977 Una Mariposa en la noche
1979 El Último amor en Tierra del Fuego

Legacy[edit]

Renowned filmmaker John Waters has claimed to be a big fan of Bó's filmography, and to have been influenced by it as well.[1][2]

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