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Pedro Armendáriz

Pedro Armendáriz

  • Born on
    • May 9th, 1912
  • Died on
    • June 18th, 1963
Born in Churubusco, a suburb of Mexico City, and raised in Texas, he studied at California Polytechnic State University where he graduated with an engineering degree. He began his acting career at the stage in Mexico City, entering films there in 1935. During the next years he made 42 Spanish-language films, among them "Maria Candelaria" (1943) and "La Perla" (1947), becoming one of Mexico`s top film stars. His first American film was "The Fugitive" for RKO in 1947. Since then he costarred in more than 80 films in Hollywood, England, France, Germany and Italy. Credits include "Fort Apache" (1948), "Three Godfathers", "We Were Strangers" (1949), "El Bruto" (1952), "The Littlest Outlaw" (1955), "The Conqueror" (1956), "La Cucaracha" (1958) and "The Wonderful Country" (1959). When Armendariz was taken ill while filming the second James Bond film "From Russia With Love" his scenes were rushed through so he could return to L.A. for treatment and he entered UCLA Medical Center. Learning he had terminal cancer he killed himself there with a gunshot.

Starring Pedro Armendáriz on Plex

  • Tulsa
    Tulsa
    Jim Redbird
    1949

Filmography

Acting (14 Credits)

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1963From Russia with Love as Ali Kerim Bey
1963Captain Sindbad as El Kerim
1961Francis of Assisi as The Sultan
1959The Wonderful Country as Cipriano Castro
1956The Conqueror as Jamuga
1953El bruto as Pedro
1949Tulsa as Jim Redbird
1949We Were Strangers as Armando Ariete
19483 Godfathers as Pedro 'Pete' Roca Fuerte
1948Fort Apache as Sgt. Beaufort
1947The Pearl as Quino
1947The Fugitive as A Lieutenant of Police
1946Enamorada as Gen. José Juan Reyes
1944Maria Candelaria as Lorenzo Rafael

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