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|Born||Félix Ángel Sancho Gracia
September 27, 1936
|Died||August 8, 2012
|Spouse(s)||Noela Aguirre (?-2012) 3 children|
Gracia was born and died in Madrid. He started his acting career in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he lived from 1947 until 1961. In Montevideo he was a student of Margarita Xirgu. He made his movie acting debut in France in the 1963 film L'Autre femme opposite Annie Girardot. Since then he has appeared in more than eighty motion pictures including several Hollywood productions during the 1970s and in 1999's Outlaw Justice with Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. As well, Gracia has worked in Australia, performing as a regular cast member in the 1982 television series, Runaway Island and in the 1991 made-for-TV film, Pirates Island. He also participated in the Oscar-nominated Mexican film El Crimen del Padre Amaro in 2002.
In addition to motion pictures, Sancho Gracia made more than sixty guest appearances on Spanish television shows. He became famous in Spain for interpreting the role of Curro Jiménez, in the TV show of the same name, that was broadcast by TVE from 1976 to 1979, being rebroadcast several times since then.
He died of lung cancer on August 8, 2012.
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