Abel Santa Cruz

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Abel Santa Cruz
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Abel Santa Cruz in 1967
DiedFebruary 4, 1995(1995-02-04) (aged 79–80)
OccupationScreenwriter, film producer and literary critic
Spouse(s)Elcira Olivera Garcés

Abel Santa Cruz (1915 – February 4, 1995, in Buenos Aires) was a major Argentine screenwriter who is credited for writing nearly 130 films spanning seven decades of Argentine cinema.

Santa Cruz first wrote the script for a film Un Señor mucamo in 1940 but it was not until ten years later in 1950 that his career had a breakthrough with his adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play, The Importance of Being Earnest in Al compás de tu mentira.

In 1963 he wrote the script to the gangster comedy Alias Flequillo. Although Abel died in 1995 his legendary work in film writing has since transcended to television with some 10 different TV credits in over a decade since his death. In 1969 he wrote the script to the Fernando Ayala film El Profesor Hippie.

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