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Also Known As: Died: June 26, 1973
Born: September 19, 1889 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: actor

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Spanish director of light, frolicsome comedies with classical characters and story structures. Trueba had directed features and penned screenplays for a number years, starting with "Opera Prima/First Effort" (1980) unbeknownst to Americans save film festival attendees. This changed with the release of "Belle Epoque" (1993) which snagged a 1993 Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. A story of a young soldier who stays with a painter and his four beautiful daughters, the film illustrated Trueba's desire to entertain through well-scripted comedies. His signature films include "El Ano de las Luces/The Year of Awakening" (1986) and "The Mad Monkey" (1989), his English-language debut, starring Jeff Goldblum.According to Trueba, his influences include such diverse auteurs as Billy Wilder, Jean Renoir and Woody Allen. Trueba started out as a film critic for a Spanish daily before founding his own film magazine, "Casablanca," in 1980. He has also produced several films including "Lulu de Noche/Lulu By Night" (1985) and an English-language series entitled "Magicians of the Earth" (1989).

Spanish director of light, frolicsome comedies with classical characters and story structures. Trueba had directed features and penned screenplays for a number years, starting with "Opera Prima/First Effort" (1980) unbeknownst to Americans save film festival attendees. This changed with the release of "Belle Epoque" (1993) which snagged a 1993 Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. A story of a young soldier who stays with a painter and his four beautiful daughters, the film illustrated Trueba's desire to entertain through well-scripted comedies. His signature films include "El Ano de las Luces/The Year of Awakening" (1986) and "The Mad Monkey" (1989), his English-language debut, starring Jeff Goldblum.

According to Trueba, his influences include such diverse auteurs as Billy Wilder, Jean Renoir and Woody Allen. Trueba started out as a film critic for a Spanish daily before founding his own film magazine, "Casablanca," in 1980. He has also produced several films including "Lulu de Noche/Lulu By Night" (1985) and an English-language series entitled "Magicians of the Earth" (1989).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Salome, Where She Danced (1945) Dialogue Director
2.
  Chip Off the Old Block (1944) Dialogue Director
3.
  Her Primitive Man (1944) Dialogue Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fluffy (1965) Claridge
2.
 All Mine to Give (1958) Dr. Delbert
3.
 Twilight for the Gods (1958) Reverend Butterfield
4.
 The Leather Saint (1956) Father Ritchie
5.
 Always Together (1948) Mr. Bull
6.
 The Girl from Manhattan (1948) Homer Purdy
7.
 A Night in Paradise (1946) Scribe
8.
 Men in Her Diary (1945) Williams
9.
 Life with Blondie (1945) Theodore Glassby
10.
 Pan-Americana (1945) Uncle Rudy
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wife:
Sylvia Field. Actor. Third wife; survived him; died on July 31, 1998 at age 97.

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