Eduardo Fajardo

Eduardo Martínez Fajardo (14 August 1924 – 4 July 2019) was a Spanish film actor born in Meis (Pontevedra), Spain.[1] He appeared in 183 films, 75 plays and made 2,000 television appearances between 1947 and 2002.[2]

Eduardo Fajardo
Eduardo Fajardo in Django (1966)
Eduardo Martínez Fajardo

(1924-08-14)14 August 1924
Meis (Pontevedra), Spain
Died4 July 2019(2019-07-04) (aged 94)
Years active1947–2002
Spouse(s)Carmelita González


He was born in Meis, Pontevedra on 14 August 1924, and he raised in Haro and Santander, where he studied Bachillerato.[3] He began his career as a voice actor from 1942 to 1946, and in 1947 he made his film debut in Héroes del 95, directed by Raúl Alfonso.[4] In 1950s he moved to Mexico, and when he came back to Spain he appeared in spaghetti westerns such as Gli eroi di Fort Worth (1965) by Martin Herbert, and Django (1966) by Sergio Corbucci.[5]

In 2002, he founded Teatro sin barreras in Almeria, in order to help people with disabilities.[6] He started the Almeria Walk of Fame,[7] where he received an star on 11 April 2012 due to his intervention in 7th Cavalry and Django.[8]

Personal life and death

Fajardo was married four times. In Mexico he married twice, one of her with the actress Carmelita González, with whom he bore a daughter, Paloma del Rocío.[9][10] His others children are José Antonio, Corazón, Lucero, Dusko, Alma and Eduardo.[11]

Fajardo died while vacationing with five of his seven children in Mexico on 4 July 2019 at the age of 94.[12]


He was honoured by the Diputación de Pontevedra and had been named hijo predilecto del Concello de Meis.[13] In January 2019 he was honoured by the Almería Western Museo del Cine.[14]

Selected filmography


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  2. Rodríguez, Marta (5 July 2019). "Adiós a Eduardo Fajardo, el villano que quiso ser galán". La Voz de Almería (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2019.
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  7. "Eduardo Fajardo: "Hoy me despido de lo que más quiero en la vida, mi profesion"". Noticias de Almeria (in Spanish). 23 April 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. "Eduardo Fajardo ya tiene su propia estrella en el 'paseo de la fama' de Almería". Nova Ciencia (in Spanish). 11 April 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  9. NTX (30 April 2010). "Carmelita González deja un gran legado en cine y televisión". El Informador. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  10. "Se apaga la estrella de Carmelita González". El Siglo de Torreón. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  11. Martínez, D. (4 July 2019). "Fallece Eduardo Fajardo, el gran actor que se 'enamoró' de Almería". Diario de Almería (in Spanish). Joly Digital. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  12. Arellano, María de los Ángeles (4 July 2019). "Muere en México Eduardo Fajardo". La Voz de Almería (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  13. Amoedo, Hugo (14 July 2010). ""Quería ser galán, pero seré villano hasta los noventa o hasta los cien"". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  14. Martínez, D. (1 January 2019). "Homenaje al actor Eduardo Fajardo de 'Almería Western Museo del Cine'". Diario de Almería (in Spanish). Joly Digital. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
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