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Antonio Gades (1936–2004)

Antonio Gades was born on November 14, 1936 in Elda, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain as Antonio Esteve Ródenas. He is known for his work on Blood Wedding (1981), Carmen (1983) and Los tarantos (1963). He was married to Eugenia Eiriz, Daniela Frey, Marisol, Pilar Sanclemente and Marujita Díaz. He died on July 20, 2004 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. See full bio »


(age 67) in Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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Blood Wedding Leonardo
Carmen Antonio
Los tarantos Mojigondo
El amor brujo Carmelo


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 1986 El amor brujo
 1983/I Carmen
 1981 Blood Wedding
 1980 Caution to the Wind
Cura progre
 1978 The Days of the Past
 1970 Fortunata and Jacinta
Bailaor 'Los Caracoles'
 1967 Bewitched Love
 1967 The Last Meeting
Antonio Esteve
 1966 Con el viento solano
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers
Flamenco Dancer
 1963 Los tarantos
 1963 Esa pícara pelirroja
Primer Bailarín (uncredited)
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He performed in the ballet, "Blood Wedding," and "Flamenco Suite," in an Antonio Gades Ballet production at the Music Hall Assembly in London, England with Cristina Hoyos in the cast.

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In his final will and testament, he requested that his ashes be interred at the National Pantheon of Heroes of the Cuban Revolution in Havana, Cuba for his love for the island nation during his visits there. Was a good friend of Cuban president Fidel Castro and his brother, Raul Castro. In June 2004 he was decorated with the Order of Jose Marti, Cuba's highest civilian honor. See more »

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