February 8, 1930|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Died||May 21, 1987
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Spouse(s)||Cristina Rudy (1966–68)
Joyce Bowman Rey (1969–80)
Alejandro Rey (February 8, 1930 – May 21, 1987) was an Argentine-American actor and television director. He emigrated to the United States in 1960, later became a U.S. citizen and gained his widest acclaim there.
Rey was born in Buenos Aires and studied acting under Hedwig Schlichter and Milagros de la Vega. He became known as an actor in Argentine movies. In 1957, he participated in the film El Diablo de vacaciones, directed by Ferruccio Cerio, with Nelly Panizza and Ana María Cassan, embarking on the ship Yapeyu to travel around the world, but filming did not conclude. In 1960 he began working with Ana Casares forming the main couple of the television program "Maria Trastorno y yo", but within three months production had to be interrupted, after he was hired in the United States for a small role in Battle at Bloody Beach.
Rey was most famous for his roles in movies such a Fun in Acapulco with Elvis Presley (1963), where although he receives no credit, his time on screen corresponds to that of a starring role, his only credited lead came later in the film The Stepmother (1972). On television, his best known role was that of casino owner and playboy Carlos Ramirez in The Flying Nun (1967–70), which became an international success. He also had memorable supporting and leading roles in two episodes of Thriller entitled "Guillotine" (1961) and "La Strega" (1962). In 1961 he made a guest appearance on the CBS courtroom drama series Perry Mason as murder victim and title character Vincent Danielli in "The Case of the Injured Innocent". He played a South American patriot in the Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea episode 'The Mist of Silence." He portrayed a Spanish sergeant on a 1966 episode of Daniel Boone. He also appeared in a season one episode of The Fugitive entitled "Smoke Screen".
Rey was part of an episode of Route 66, as an Jai Lai player in Florida, and brother to one of Fidel Castro's junior officers hoping to be re-united with his brother. Rey remained busy, playing the role of Karl Duval on Days of Our Lives from 1976 to 1977. He was also a frequent panelist on the game shows Tattletales and Match Game. He appeared as part of an ensemble cast in William Peter Blatty's 1980 film, The Ninth Configuration. In 1986, he played Captain Luis Rueda in Dallas. He also directed for television, with credits in Villa Allegre, "The Facts of Life" and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
|1956||Cubitos de hielo|
|Enigma de mujer||Felipe|
|Casa del angel, LaLa Casa del angel|
|Diablo de vacaciones, ElEl Diablo de vacaciones||Filming did not conclude|
|1959||Solomon and Sheba|
|1961||Battle at Bloody Beach||Julio Fontana|
|Maestra enamorada, LaLa Maestra enamorada|
|1963||Fun in Acapulco||Moreno|
|1971||Sandpit Generals, TheThe Sandpit Generals||Fray Jose Pedro|
|1972||Stepmother, TheThe Stepmother||Frank Delgado|
|1974||Mr. Majestyk||Larry Mendoza|
|Pacific Connection, TheThe Pacific Connection||The Governor|
|1976||High Velocity||Alejandro Martel|
|1978||Swarm, TheThe Swarm||Dr. Tomas Martinez|
|1980||Ninth Configuration, TheThe Ninth Configuration||Lieutenant Gomez|
|1984||Moscow on the Hudson||Orlando Ramirez|
|1964||The Alfred Hitchcock Hour||Juan Diaz||Season 3, Episode 4: "The Life Work of Juan Diaz"|
|1967–70||Flying Nun, TheThe Flying Nun||Carlos Ramirez||82 episodes|
|1970||That Girl||Felix||Season 5, Episode 12: "That Señorita"|
|1975||Satan's Triangle||Father Peter Martin|
|1976–77||Days of Our Lives||Karl Duval|
|1981||Love Boat, TheThe Love Boat||Carlos Jose Ramon Raul Sebastian Battista Ramirez|
|1983||Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess||Eduardo Cansino|
|Grace Kelly||Oleg Cassini|
|1984||Santa Barbara||Dr. Ramirez|
|1986||The A Team||Commandent||Series 5, Episode 5|
|1986||Dallas||Captain Luis Rueda|
Rey became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1967 while appearing in The Flying Nun. He married Joyce Bowman on May 24, 1969, in Los Angeles. She was the adopted daughter of attorney and long-time president of the Santa Ana School District Frank Bowman and his wife Dorothy. They had one son, Brandon A. Rey, who was born on February 9, 1973 in Los Angeles.
- Manrupe, Raul; Portela, Maria Alejandra (2001). Un diccionario de films argentinos (1930–1995) (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Editorial Corregidor. ISBN 950-05-0896-6.
- Blanco Pazos, Roberto; Clemente, Raul (1997). Diccionario de actores del cine argentino 1933–1997 (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Corregidor. p. 375. ISBN 950-05-1205-X.
- Alejandro Rey at the Internet Movie Database
- "Alejandro Rey, 57, Dies of Cancer; 'Flying Nun' Actor, TV Director". Los Angeles Times. 1987-05-23. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
- Alejandro Rey at the Internet Movie Database
- Alejandro Rey at Cinenacional.com
- "Alejandro Rey". Find a Grave. Retrieved September 3, 2010.