Alfredo Félix Alcón (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo
alˈkon]; 3 March 1930 – 11 April 2014) was an Argentine theatre and
film actor born in Buenos Aires. Widely regarded as one of the best
and most important Argentine actors of the 20th century. 
He worked in more than 50 movies since his first one, El amor nunca
muere (Love Never Dies), in 1955, and received many recognitions
for his work: among others, the Silver Condor, the Martin Fierro Award
and the 1981 Diamond Konex Award.
He died on April 11, 2014 at the age of 84.
2 Selected filmography
4 External links
Alfredo Alcón was born on March 3, 1930, in Liniers. His family has
Spanish ancestry: his paternal grandmother immigrated from Cádiz, and
his mother from Castile. As a result, he had a fluent Spanish accent,
which helped him when he worked in Spain. His father died soon
after his birth, and so the family moved to Ciudadela, Buenos Aires.
One of his early influences was Richard III by William Shakespeare,
which he read at the age of 11.
He began working as a radio host, announcing news from the Liniers
market (the main market of livestock in Argentina). His first
famous film was the 1955 Love Never Dies, starred by Mirtha Legrand.
The film was directed by Luis César Amadori. The success of the film
made them work again as lead actors in La Pícara soñadora, directed
by Ernesto Arancibia, and Con gusto a rabia, directed by Fernando
He made his most successful films with the director Leopoldo Torre
Un Guapo del '900
Un Guapo del '900 (1968) was followed by three historical
Martín Fierro (based in the poem Martín Fierro) in 1968, El
Santo de la Espada in 1970 (based in the life of José de San
Martín), and Güemes: la tierra en armas in 1971 (based in the life
of Martín Miguel de Güemes). They also filmed La Mafia in 1972, The
Seven Madmen in 1973,
Boquitas pintadas in 1974 and
El Pibe Cabeza in
He has worked in theater as well, both as actor and director. Some of
his plays were directed by Margarita Xirgu, Carlos Gandolfo and Omar
Grasso, and he directed the plays Los caminos de Federico,
Bocca-Alcón, Homenaje Ibsen, ¡Shakespeare todavía! and Final de
partida. He played
Hamlet during the Dirty War, amid concerns for
its potential political connotations.
His last work in television was a cameo in Herederos de una venganza
(2011), as the leader of a masonic lodge. He had worked before in Por
el nombre de Dios and Vulnerables (both from 1999). He also worked in
the play Los reyes de la risa with Guillermo Francella.
Alcón was hospitalized on November 28, 2013. He did not recover,
and died on April 11, 2014. He was mourned at the Argentine
National Congress, and the coffin was taken to La Chacarita Cemetery,
with a brief stop at the Teatro General San Martín.
Love Never Dies (1955)
Sugar Harvest (1958)
The Candidate (1959)
Summer Skin (1961)
The Innocents (1963)
El Santo de la Espada
El Santo de la Espada (1970)
The Seven Madmen (1973)
Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf
Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf (1975)
What's Autumn? (1977)
Son of the Bride
Son of the Bride (2001)
In the City Without Limits (2002)
Alfredo Alcón at the Internet Movie Database.
Alfredo Alcón at the Konex Foundation.
^ Murió Alfredo Alcón, el maestro del escenario (in Spanish)
^ a b c d Silvina Ajmat (April 11, 2014). "Murió Alfredo Alcón, el
primer actor argentino" [Alfredo Alcón, the main Argentine actor,
died] (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
^ a b c d e "Murió Alfredo Alcón" [
Alfredo Alcón died] (in
Spanish). Clarín. April 11, 2014. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
^ "Alfredo Alcón, internado" [Alfredo Alcón, hospitalized] (in
Spanish). Clarín. November 28, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
^ "El último adiós a Alfredo Alcón" [The last goodbye to Alfredo
Alcón] (in Spanish). Clarín. April 12, 2014. Retrieved April 11,
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