José Ortega Cano

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José Ortega Cano
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Born José María Ortega Cano
(1953-12-27) December 27, 1953 (age 63)
Cartagena, Spain

José María Ortega Cano[1] (born December 27, 1953) is a Spanish bullfighter. He was married to Spanish singer Rocío Jurado.[2] They adopted two Colombian children, one boy and one girl.[3]

He began his bullfighting career in 1973 in Madrid, and had a notably successful year in 1986, where he was very successful in many bullrings. In 1995 he married Rocío Jurado, a famous Spanish singer. He retired from bullfighting in 1998, but donned the traje de luces bullfigher outfit again in 2001 to attempt a comeback, albeit with less success. He entered retirement again in 2004 to take care of his wife, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, until her passing in 2006. In 2007, Ortega Cano entered the bullring one final time in Olivenza.

He was a contestant on the Spanish version of Dancing with the Stars (Mira quién baila), where he showed no talent for dancing.

On 29 May 2011 he was involved in a car accident which left the other driver dead and himself in critical condition.[4] After a slow recovery, he left the hospital on 11 July 2011. On 24 April 2013, First-instance criminal court No. 6 of Seville sentenced Ortega Cano to two years, six months and one day in prison for reckless homicide and reckless driving, causing the death of Carlos Parra in the aforementioned accident.[5] He entered Zuera prison in Zaragoza on 23 April 2014.[6]


  1. ^ Tribunal Supremo
  2. ^ "Últimas noticias y biografía de Ortega Cano". Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
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  4. ^ El El torero José Ortega Cano en estado crítico
  5. ^ Ortega Cano condenado a dos años, seis meses y un día de cárcel
  6. ^ "José Ortega Cano entra en la prisión de Zuera (Zaragoza)". El Periódico. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.