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Rafael de León (I) (1908–1982)

Rafael de León was born on February 6, 1908 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Rafael de León y Arias de Saavedra. He died on December 9, 1982 in Madrid, Spain. See full bio »

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(age 74) in Madrid, Spain

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Broken Embraces Soundtrack
(2009)
Pan's Labyrinth Soundtrack
(2006)
Beetlejuice Soundtrack
(1988)

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 2019 America's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 6 (2019) ... (writer: "Jump in the Line (Shake Señora)" - uncredited)
 2018 Madrid on Fire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Poco católica (2018) ... (writer: "Soy una feria" - as R. de León)
 2017 Estoy vivo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (writer: "La Zarzamora" - as León)
 2017 Miguel Poveda & amigos... Música para la investigación (TV Special) (writer: "A ciegas")
  Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2001 - 2016) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2017)
- Por ti contaría la arena del mar (2017) ... (lyrics: "Te lo juro yo")
- La noche americana (2016) ... (writer: "Francisco Alegre")
- Un día es un día (2001) ... (writer: "Catalina Fernández, La Lotera")
 2017 22 Premios Forqué (TV Special) (lyrics: "Ojos verdes")
 2016 Playcracks 2017 (TV Special) (lyrics: "Ay pena, penita, pena")
 2016 Telepasión va de cine (TV Special) (writer: "'Las cosas del querer")
  Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes, 2012 - 2016) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2016)
- Episode #5.9 (2016) ... (writer: "Te quiero, te quiero")
- Episode #5.1 (2016) ... (lyrics: "Tengo miedo")
- Final (2016) ... (writer: "Las cosas del querer")
- Semifinal 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Torbellino de colores")
- Episode #4.10 (2015) ... (writer: "Francisco Alegre")
 2016 The Fury of a Patient Man (writer: "Quiero")
 2016 Premios Goya 30 edición (TV Special) (writer: "Las cosas del querer")
  Ochéntame... otra vez (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Vidas de copla (2015) ... (lyrics: "¡Ay pena, penita, pena!", "María de la O", "Tengo miedo") / (writer: "Torbellino de colores", "Tatuaje")
 2015 Los Goya 29 edición (TV Special) (writer: "A tu vera")
 2014 Tu cara me suena mini - España (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... (writer: "Mi gran noche")
 2014 Magical Girl (writer: "La niña de fuego")
 2013 Y otro año, perdices (Short) (writer: "No te mires en el río", "A la lima y al limón", "Lola la Piconera" - as Rafael de León Arias de Saavedra)
 2013 Cine de barrio (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 July 2013 (2013) ... (lyrics: "María de la O", "Ay, Maricruz")
  Gent de paraula (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2013) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.18 (2013) ... (writer: "Te quiero, te quiero")
- Episode #1.36 (2011) ... (lyrics: "¡Ay pena, penita, pena!")
 2012 Calidoscopi Montalbán (TV Movie) (writer: "Tatuaje")
 2012 The Dead Man and Being Happy (lyrics: "¡Ay pena, penita, pena!")
 2012 Mi gitana (TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Y sin embargo te quiero")
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Ay pena, penita, pena")
 2011 Hoy quiero confesar (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (writer: "Un rojo, rojo clavel", "Tengo miedo" - as Rafael de León y Arias de Saavedra)
 2007-2011 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (lyrics - 11 episodes)
- Episode #5.17 (2011) ... (lyrics: "Te lo juro yo")
- Episode #5.4 (2010) ... (lyrics: "La zarzamora")
- Episode #5.1 (2010) ... (lyrics: "Te lo juro yo")
- Episode #4.29 (2010) ... (lyrics: "Ay pena, penita, pena")
- Episode #4.23 (2010) ... (lyrics: "Ay pena, penita, pena")
 2011 XVI Premio Cinematográfico José María Forqué (TV Special) (writer: "A ciegas")
 2010 The Women on the 6th Floor (as Rafael De Leon Arias De Saavedra, "Limosna de Amores", "Ay Pena Penita", "Con las bombas que tiran")
 2010 De Lolita a Lola (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Pena, penita, pena", "La Zarzamora")
 2010 Paper Birds (writer: "Ojos verdes", "Te lo juro yo" - as Léon)
 2010 XIV edición los 'Premios de la música' (TV Special) (writer: "A ciegas")
  50 años de (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Folclóricas (2010) ... (lyrics: "Ay pena, penita, pena", "Ojos verdes") / (writer: "El día que nací yo")
- Calle (2009) ... (lyrics: "Ay pena, penita, pena")
 2009 ¡Feliz 2010! Cuéntame (TV Special) (lyrics: "Tengo miedo")
 2009 Cinema 3 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 December 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "A ciegas")
 2009 ¡Porque yo lo valgo! (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "El día que nací yo")
 2009/I Paco (Short) (writer: "Coplas de los siete niños (Paco, Paco, Paco)")
 2009 No disparen al pianista (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.12 (2009) ... (lyrics: "¡Ay pena, penita, pena!")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (lyrics - 4 episodes, 2007 - 2009) (writer - 3 episodes, 2009)
- Episode #5.10 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Y sin embargo te quiero")
- Episode #5.6 (2009) ... (writer: "La Zarzamora")
- Episode #5.5 (2009) ... (writer: "Romance de la Reina Mercedes")
- Episode #5.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Torbellino de colores")
- Episode #4.11 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Ojos verdes")
 2009 Broken Embraces (writer: "A ciegas")
 2008 Plácido y la copla (TV Special) (lyrics: "Te lo juro yo", "A manos llenas") / (writer: "A tu vera", "Ojos verdes", "Tatuaje", "María de la O", "La Zarzamora")
 2008 Los grandes éxitos... y mucho más (Video) (writer: "Tatuaje")
 2008 The Blind Sunflowers (lyrics: "Tatuaje", "Ojos verdes")
 2008 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (Video) (writer: "Jump in the Line")
  Operación triunfo (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Gala 13 (2008) ... (writer: "Ojos verdes")
- Episode #3.13 (2003) ... (lyrics: "Y sin embargo te quiero")
- Episode #3.6 (2003) ... (lyrics: "Y sin embargo te quiero")
 2008 60/90 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- La família nombrosa i el Tamagochi (2008) ... (lyrics: "¡Ay pena, penita, pena!")
 2007 A la diestra del cielo: Silvio, un cantaor rockero (Documentary) (writer: "La zarzamora" - as León)
 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.21 (2007) ... (writer: "Tengo miedo")
- Episode #1.8 (2007) ... (writer: "Francisco Alegre", "El día que nací yo")
 2007 Cómo se hizo 'Tatuaje' (Video) (lyrics: "Te lo juro yo")
 2007 Lola, la película (writer: "Pena, penita, pena", "La niña de fuego", "Romance de Juan de Osuna")
 2006 La televisión cumple contigo (TV Special) (lyrics: "¡Ay pena, penita, pena!")
  Weeds (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2006) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006)
- MILF Money (2006) ... (performer: "Life Could Be Sunny" - as Roaring Lion, uncredited) / (writer: "Life Could Be Sunny" - as Roaring Lion, uncredited)
- Mrs. Botwin's Neighborhood (2006) ... (performer: "Love Thy Neighbor" - as Roaring Lion) / (writer: "Love Thy Neighbor" - as Roaring Lion)
 2006 Quién me iba a decir (TV Special) (lyrics: "Ojos verdes")
 2006 Pan's Labyrinth (writer: "Soy un pobre presidiario")
 2006 Carta blanca (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... (lyrics: "Te lo juro yo")
 2006 I'm Reed Fish (writer: "Life Can Be Sunny")
 2006 Crossing Borders (writer: "Rosa Venenosa")
 2006 Damas y reinas (Video) (lyrics: "Pena, penita, pena")
 2005 Rocío... siempre (TV Special) (writer: "Con ruedas de molino", "Tengo miedo", "Un clavel")
 2005 Gran festival de la copla (TV Special) (lyrics: "¡Ay, Maricruz!")
 2005 Mamas (Short) (writer: "A tu vera" - as León Arias de Saavedra)
 2005 Las cerezas (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.30 (2005) ... (lyrics: "Ay pena, penita, pena")
 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (lyrics: "La Niña de Puerta Oscura")
 2004 The 7th Day (writer: "Rocío")
 2002 Viento del pueblo (Miguel Hernández) (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "Rosio")
 2001 Academia de baile Gloria (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Achares (2001) ... (lyrics: "Y sin embargo te quiero")
 1999 Estrellas del siglo XX (TV Special) (lyrics: "¡Ay pena, penita, pena!")
 1999 Tatuaje (TV Special) (lyrics: "¡Ay pena, penita, pena!", "Y sin embargo te quiero", "¡Ay, Maricruz!", "Te lo juro yo", "Ojos verdes", "María de la O", "La Parrala") / (writer: "Tatuaje")
 1998 Tío Willy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Angelitos negros (1998) ... (writer: "Romance de la Reina Mercedes" - as Rafael de León Arias de Saavedra)
 1998 Risas y estrellas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 July 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Yo soy ésa")
 1997 Turrón y... cuenta nueva (TV Special) (writer: "Tatuaje")
 1997 In Praise of Older Women (writer: "Rocío")
 1997 Querido maestro (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Y sin embargo te quiero (1997) ... (lyrics: "Y sin embargo te quiero")
 1996 Olé Olá (Short) (writer: "Francisco Alegre")
 1996 Éste es mi barrio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Un abuelo de ida y vuelta (1996) ... (writer: "María de la O")
 1996 100 años de cine español (TV Special) (writer: "Tatuaje")
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (writer: "Jump In The Line (Shake Señora)" - as Ralph de Leon)
 1995 Las cosas del querer 2ª parte (writer: "Coplas de Luis Candelas", "Tientos del reloj", "Si supieras soldado valiente", "Pepa Bandera", "Tatuaje", "Ojos verdes" - as Rafael de León y Arias de Saavedra) / (writer: "Las cositas del querer")
 1995 Makinavaja (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El chino ya no es lo que era (1995) ... (writer: "Tatuaje" - as Leon)
 1993 Querida Concha (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 February 1993 (1993) ... (writer: "Romance de la Reina Mercedes")
 1993 Sabor a Lolas (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 February 1993 (1993) ... (lyrics: "La zarzamora")
 1992 I Get Off at the Next Stop, What About You? (writer: "Como dos barquitos", "Y sin embargo te quiero", "Tatuaje", "Dime que me quieres" - as Leon)
 1991 El día que nací yo ("Con las bombas que tiran", "Dime que me quieres", "Lola la Piconera", "Me embrujaste", "El día que nací yo")
 1991 Querido cabaret (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (1991) ... (lyrics: "Te lo juro yo")
 1990 Yo soy ésa (writer: "Yo soy ésa", "Soy un pobre presidiario")
 1990 Un dia és un dia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (1990) ... (writer: "El día que nací yo")
 1990 El martes que viene (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 July 1990 (1990) ... (lyrics: "Y sin embargo te quiero")
 1989 The Things of Love (lyrics: "Te lo juro yo") / (writer: "Las cosas del querer", "Compuesta y sin novio", "El ole", "Ay carabi y huri", "Sevillanas del espartero", "Trinia")
 1989 If They Tell You I Fell (writer: "A la lima y al limón")
 1989 Delirios de amor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- El último pasodoble (1989) ... (writer: "Romance de valentía" - as R. De León)
- Es sólo un juego (1989) ... (writer: "No te mires en el río")
 1988 Beetlejuice (music: "Jump in the Line (Shake Señora)")
 1987 Silver-Beet Face (writer: "Como dos barquitos" - as León)
 1986 Con las manos en la masa (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sopa de menudillos (1986) ... (lyrics: "Coplas de Luis Candelas")
 1985 Isabel Pantoja a beneficio de la Fundación Reina Sofía (TV Special) (writer: "Embrujada por tu querer" - as León)
 1981 Esta noche (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 December 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "De Sevilla a Madrid", "Al alimón")
 1981 Deprisa, Deprisa (writer: "Caramba, carambita" - as León)
  Retrato en vivo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1981) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1980)
- Episode dated 10 February 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "Dolores, ay mi Dolores")
- Episode dated 11 November 1980 (1980) ... (lyrics: "María de la O")
 1980 Dedicated to... (writer: "La niña de fuego")
 1978 Ocana, an Intermittent Portrait (Documentary) (writer: "Francisco Alegre")
 1978 Blindfolded Eyes (lyrics: "La Lirio")
 1978 The Days of the Past (writer: "Rosa de capuchinos")
 1977 Al fin solos, pero... (writer: "Pin Pan fuego", "Viva el destape")
 1977 Hidden Pleasures (writer: "Torbellino de colores")
 1976 Family Portrait (writer: "Ojos verdes")
 1976 Cría Cuervos (writer: "¡Ay, Maricruz!" - as León)
 1975 Canciones de nuestra vida (Documentary) (as R. de León, León, "Bajo los puentes del Sena", "Carretero", "Olé, catapum", "Te lo juro yo", "María de la O", "Una cantaora", "La Lirio")
 1974 Cuando los niños vienen de Marsella (writer: "Antón, Antón", "La niña de fuego", "Soy un pobre presidiario")
 1974 Cinco almohadas para una noche (lyrics: "María de la O", "Ya no te quiero gitano" - as León)
 1974 Cousin Angelica (writer: "Rocío" - as León)
 1974 Mi hijo no es lo que parece ("Fados")
 1973 The Spirit of the Beehive (writer: "Ojos verdes", "La Lirio" - as León)
 1970 En un lugar de La Manga (writer: "A la lima y al limón")
 1969 Juicio de faldas (writer: "Coplas de la Chirigota", "Tus ojos negros", "Tanguillos de la defensa")
 1969 Kuma Ching (lyrics: "Tengo miedo")
 1968 Tuset Street (writer: "Encuentro" - as R. de León) / (writer: "¡Verano...Verano!", "Tengo miedo")
 1967 Love in Flight (writer: "Mi amigo")
 1967 El milagro del cante (writer: "Miedo")
 1967 Buenos días, condesita ("Tarantos y verdiales")
 1966 La mujer perdida (writer: "Como llovía", "No te conozco")
 1966 Los duendes de Andalucía ("A tu vera")
 1966 Con el viento solano (lyrics: "A tu vera")
 1966 Gitana (lyrics: "Tus ojos negros", "Dime que me quieres")
 1964 A Day in Lisbon (Documentary short) (lyrics: "Ven")
 1964 La chica del trébol (lyrics: "Trebolé")
 1963 Han robado una estrella ("Todo es nuevo")
 1962 Todos eran culpables ("Coplas de Luis Candelas")
 1962 Cupido contrabandista ("Serenata")
 1962 El balcón de la Luna ("Ay que calor", "A tu vera", "Con el carambí", "Doña Carlota", "Adios, marinero")
 1962 La bella Lola (lyrics: "Mis ojos ladrones")
 1962 Detective con faldas (as León, "Ojos verdes")
 1961 Pecado de amor (lyrics: "Plegaria" ("Sueño de amor"))
 1961 Festival en Benidorm (lyrics: "Luna de Benidorm", "Todo es nuevo")
 1960 Bajo el cielo andaluz (lyrics: "Juan León")
 1960 Una chica de Chicago ("Alalima y al limón")
 1960 Compadece al delincuente ("La niña de la ventera", "Pena mora", "Las cosas del querer")
 1959 The Devil Made a Woman (writer: "Ojos verdes")
 1959 María de la O (writer: "No te mires en el río", "Dime que me quieres", "Ya no te quiero gitano", "María de la O")
 1959 Vargas Inn (as León, "Juan Limón", "Anda y bebe, moreno", "En una venta cualquiera", "No me llames Dolores", "María Belén")
 1958 Aquellos tiempos del cuplé (writer: "Bajo los puentes del Sena" - as León)
 1957 ¡Olé... Cuba! (writer: "¡Dolores, ay, mi Dolores!" - as Rafael de León Arias de Saavedra)
 1957 Cómicos de la Legua (writer: "Pena Penita")
 1957 Maravilla (lyrics: "Yo no sé ya")
 1955 Tú y las nubes (writer: "Coplillas")
 1954 Serranía (Short) ("Maleficio" (ballet))
 1952 Gloria Mairena ("Ay, carcelero", "Capote de grana y oro", "¿Adónde va esa barquita?", "¡Ay, Sevilla, Villa, Villa", "Nana")
 1951 Tercio de quites (writer: "Tercio de quites", "¿Dónde estará ese platero?", "¡Olé mi torero", "Paca la Bomba" - as León)
 1951 Mujeres de teatro (writer: "La Zarzamora" - as León)
 1951 Una cubana en España ("La Emperaora", "Tanguillo-Rumba", "Alegrías", "San Serení", "El Congoroco", "Mohamed")
 1951 María Antonia 'La Caramba' ("Las cositas de la vida" (fandango), "Romance de Juan Limón", "Murga", "No me fío", "Tus cantares", "La chica del pescaero")
 1949 Jalisco canta en Sevilla ("Jalisco canta en Sevilla")
 1948 La cigarra (lyrics: "Ay, qué risa" (tanguillo), "El castillo" (zambra))
 1948 Embrujo ("Qué grande es la pena mía", "La Niña de fuego", "La Salvaora", "Tú a mí no me quieres", "La Gabriela", "Pepa Bandera", "Buenaventura")
 1947 Fado, História d'uma Cantadeira (lyrics: "No Me Quieras Tanto" - as Léon)
 1943 La patria chica (lyrics: "Adiós Sevilla" (malagueña), "Yo soy español", "Ay la zarzamora", "España madre querida" (pasodoble))
 1942 La culpa del otro (lyrics: "Tatuaje" - as León)
 1942 Los misterios de Tánger (lyrics: "Tus ojos", "¡Qué pena me da!, "El moro Hadu", "Mora de la morería", "Juan y Manuela", "Estrellita errante")
 1942 Goyescas (lyrics: "Olé catapún" (tonadilla-canción), "Danza quinta (Danza Andaluza nº 5)", "Fandango del candil", "Consejos", "Maja y condesa" (habanera-canción))
 1941 Torbellino (lyrics: "Pregones", "Lola la de los brillantes", "El laurel")
 1940 La Dolores (writer: "Catalina")
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