Alberto de Mendoza

Alberto Manuel Rodríguez-Gallego González de Mendoza (21 January 1923 – 12 December 2011)[1] was an Argentine film actor who appeared in some 114 films between 1930 and 2005, spanning eight decades.[2]

Alberto de Mendoza
De Mendoza in The Forgotten Pistolero (1969)
Born(1923-01-21)21 January 1923
Died12 December 2011(2011-12-12) (aged 88)
Years active1945 - 2011

A lifelong figure in Argentine films, De Mendoza appeared in film such as Adán y la serpiente in 1946 and A hierro muere in 1962 often working alongside Olga Zubarry. In the late 1960s and 1970 he appeared in a number of spaghetti Westerns. and also had a prominent role in the 1973 horror classic Horror Express, in which he co-starred alongside Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Telly Savalas.

De Mendoza is better known to audiences in Argentina for his role in the popular TV series El Rafa, aired from 1980 to 1982, or the less successful El Oriental, aired from 1982 to 1983. He died in Madrid on 12 December 2011, at age 88.[3][4]

Selected filmography

TV series

  • 1980-1982 – El Rafa
  • 1982 - El Oriental


  1. Actor Alberto de Mendoza died Perfil, 2011/12/12
  2. "Argentine actor Alberto de Mendoza dies at 88". Retrieved 2011-12-12.
  3. "Argentine actor Alberto de Mendoza dies". Fox News. 12 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2011-12-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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