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was born in Málaga
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, 9 March 1928 - Madrid
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, 18 March 1992. Flamenco
Flamenco is a genre of music and dance which has its foundation in Andalusian music and dance and in whose evolution Andalusian Gypsies played an important part....
and popular singer and actor in films and on theatrical stage. He had a high, brilliant voice, which he perhaps abused until he lost it prematurely. He was very popular starring in many theater shows. After a few years of retirement, he attempted a come-back in 1986, but his time was over. He acted in films. From the age of 10 he showed great aptitude for flamenco singing, and became popular by participating in various radio shows. His film career began in 1953, and he is remembered for films such as "El pescador de coplas"(1953, director Antonio del Amo), "Esa voz es una mina"(1955, director Luis Lucia), and "La hija de Juan Simón" (1956, director Gonzalo Delgrás). Husband of Angela Tejedor (? - 18 March 1992) 8 children. Father to Ángela Molina, 'Miguel Molina', Paula Molina, Noel Molina and Mónica Molina. Father of an entire dynasty of actors and actresses (Angela, Paula, Miguel, and Mónica Molina
Mónica Molina is a Spanish actress and singer with a distinctive Meditterain style in her albums. She is the daughter of well-known flamenco singer Antonio Molina.Her album "Vuela" was nominated for 2002 Latin Grammy awards....
), he maintained his popularity for many years by touring with his own musical show.
- Puente de coplas (1961)
- Café de Chinitas (1958)
- The Christ of the Lanterns (1958 film) (1958)
- Un hombre en la red (1957)
- La hija de Juan Simón (1957)
Originally the sixth movement of the Suite Andalucia by Ernesto Lecuona, who also provided it with Spanish lyrics, the song "Malagueña" has since become a popular, jazz, marching band, and drum corps standard and has been provided with lyrics in several languages.-Notable vocal performances:A...
- Esa voz es una mina (1955)
- El pescador de coplas (1954)
- El macetero (1951)
- For Whom the Bell Tolls
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1943 film in Technicolor based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. It stars Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff and Katina Paxinou. This was Ingrid Bergman's first technicolor film. Hemingway handpicked Cooper and Bergman for their roles. The film...