Arturo Fernández Rodríguez

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Arturo Fernández
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Arturo Fernández Rodríguez

(1929-02-21)February 21, 1929
DiedJuly 4, 2019 (aged 90)
Madrid, Spain
Years active1954–2019

Arturo Fernández Rodríguez (21 February 1929 – 4 July 2019)[1] was a Spanish actor who appeared in numerous films since making his debut in 1954.

Life and work[edit]

Fernández Rodríguez was born on February 21, 1929 in the city of Gijon, in Asturias. He started a professional career as a boxer, where he gained the nickname of "The tiger of the Piles". In 1952, he served in the military at Logroño; that summer he realized a course of escalation in Viguera's rocks, sleeping for one month in the schools of this town. He married the Isabel Sensat of Catalan in San Vicente of Montalt on March 21, 1967, and they separated in 1978. They had three children: Maria Isabel (1968), Arturo (1970) and Maria Dolores "Boby" (1975).

Fernández Rodríguez underwent stomach surgery in April 2019. He recovered from the surgery, but shortly afterwards suffered a fall.[2] His health deteriorated and he died on 4 July 2019 at a hospital in Madrid from complications related to the fall at the age of 90.[3]

Acting career[edit]

During his career, he was most known as a comedic actor appearing in films such as Un vaso de whisky (1958), Novios 68 (1967) or The Complete Idiot (1970). He usually played the role of a seductive and somewhat cynical gallant.

In television his most famous role was in the series La casa de los líos on Antena 3 between 1996 and 2000. In May 2007 he also played two twin brothers in the series Como el perro y el gato on TVE.

In theatre, he played the main role in, among others, in the play "La herencia" (1957),[4] "La tercera palabra" (1966), "La playa vacía" (1970), "Tribute" (1980),"Romantic Comedy" (1983), "Chapter Two" (1985), "The Secretary Bird" (1986), "Mejor en octubre" (1994) or "Esmoquin" (2001)

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Arturo Fernández Rodríguez on IMDb
  2. ^ "Muere Arturo Fernández a los 90 años". Telemadrid (in Spanish). 4 July 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  3. ^ Palomo, Miguel Ángel (4 July 2019). "Muere Arturo Fernández, galán eterno del teatro, a los 90 años". El País (in Spanish). Prisa. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  4. ^ Diary ABC, ed. (December 28, 1958). "El the Fortress had the premiere "The inheritance", of Joaquín Calvo Sotelo". Retrieved November 23, 2011.