Axel Anderson

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Axel Anderson
Born Axel Levy
(1929-12-11)December 11, 1929
Berlin, Germany
Died December 16, 2012(2012-12-16) (aged 83)
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Axel Anderson (December 11, 1929 – December 16, 2012) was an actor, television producer, host in his adopted homeland Puerto Rico.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born Axel Levy to a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany. In 1936 Anderson's family escaped the Holocaust by emigrating to Paraguay. Due to political instability in Paraguay, Anderson's family soon moved to Argentina. Anderson started acting as a teenager, working at the Teatro Alemán Independiente, a small theater troupe mainly composed of German expatriates who performed in German.

During the 1950s, Anderson moved his young family to Bogotá, Colombia where he worked in theater. The family later moved to the Dominican Republic. During his time in the Dominican Republic, Anderson reportedly clashed with the politics of the Rafael Leónidas Trujillo regime, being forced to emigrate one more time. He and his family settled in Puerto Rico where they have remained ever since.

Career[edit]

Anderson made his debut in Puerto Rican television with a sitcom named Qué Pareja, a local version of I Love Lucy. He also performed in theater and other short television productions. The actor quickly established himself as a leading man, landing several leading roles in local novelas or soap operas. Early in his career, he starred in a novela titled Cuando los hijos condenan in which Anderson and co-star Marta Romero shared the first on-screen kiss in the history of Puerto Rican television.

Anderson also starred in one of the first major motion pictures produced in Puerto Rico, Maruja. His film career continued with roles in Spanish and U.S. films, including Battle of the Bulge (1965) and Bananas (1971).

In his last 20 years, Anderson remained one of the leading actors in Puerto Rico and continually acted in major local and international productions, including a small role as the bank director in the Sylvester Stallone thriller Assassins.

Anderson died on December 16, 2012, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1944 The Master Race Nazi Officer Uncredited
1944 An American Romance Immigrant Uncredited
1959 Maruja Jean Pierre
1959 El Otro Camino
1963 Thunder Island Uncredited
1964 Aquella joven de blanco
1965 Finger On the Trigger McNamara
1965 Battle of the Bulge German Army messenger
1970 The Delta Factor
1971 Bananas Man Tortured
1977 Mi aventura en Puerto Rico
1993 La guagua aérea Padre Gautier
1994 Desvío al paraíso Clark
1995 Manhattan Merengue! Super
1995 Assassins Bank President
1996 The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca Ortega
1998 The Face at the Window Uncle Pablo
1998 Undercurrent Carlos Rivera Sr
1999 Paging Emma Charlie
1999 Paradise Lost General Díaz
2001 Entre los dioses del desprecio
2003 Celestino y el vampiro Siegfried Von Krank
2004 Desamores Casimiro Leyva
2005 Judíos en el espacio o ¿Por qué es differente esta noche a las demás noches? Mauricio
2005 Taínos Mr. Cordero (Sara's Grandfather)
2006 Entremedio Cesar / Dr. Gutierrez
2007 The Reaping the Blind Man
2011 El Detective Cojines Viejo Rico
2012 Los condenados Michael Puttnam
2016 Riding 79 Cayin (final film role)

Recordings[edit]

OPUS 1[edit]

  • Martes 2 de la Tarde
    • Letra de Axel Anderson
  • Por Eso Que Llaman Amor
  • Emigrante
  • Ahora Sé
  • Inventario
  • El Pasado Ya Pasó
  • Para Elisa
  • Mis Cinco Sentidos
  • A Que No Sabes A Quien Ví
  • El Coro

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recuerdan a Axel Anderson". El Nuevo Dia. 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2013-01-12.

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