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Axel Anderson

Axel Anderson
Born Axel Levy
(1929-12-11)December 11, 1929
Berlin, Germany
Died December 16, 2012(2012-12-16) (aged 83)
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Axel Anderson (December 11, 1929 – December 16, 2012) was an actor, television producer, host in his adopted homeland Puerto Rico.

Contents

  • Biography 1
    • Early life 1.1
    • Career 1.2
  • Filmography 2
  • Recordings 3
    • OPUS 1 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Biography

Early life

Anderson was born Axel Levy to a Jewish family in Berlin, Germany. In 1936 Anderson's family escaped the Holocaust by emigrating to Paraguay. Due to political instability in Paraguay, Anderson's family soon moved to Argentina. Anderson started acting as a teenager, working at the Teatro Alemán Independiente, a small theater troupe mainly composed of German expatriates who performed in German.

During the 1950s, Anderson moved his young family to Bogotá, Colombia where he worked in theater. The family later moved to the Dominican Republic. During his time in the Dominican Republic, Anderson reportedly clashed with the politics of the Rafael Leónidas Trujillo regime, being forced to emigrate one more time. He and his family settled in Puerto Rico where they have remained ever since.

Career

Anderson made his debut in Puerto Rican television with a sitcom named Qué Pareja a local version of I Love Lucy. He also performed in theater and other short television productions. The actor quickly established himself as a leading man, landing several leading roles in local novelas or soap operas. Early in his career, he starred in a novela titled Cuando los hijos condenan in which Anderson and co-star Marta Romero shared the first on-screen kiss in the history of Puerto Rican television.

Anderson also starred in one of the first major motion pictures produced in Puerto Rico, Maruja. His film career continued with roles in Spanish and U.S. films, including Bananas (1971) and Battle of the Bulge (1965).

During the last 20 years, Anderson has remained one of the top leading actors in Puerto Rico and has continually acted in major local and international productions, including a small role as the bank director in the Sylvester Stallone thriller Assassins.

Anderson died on December 16, 2012 near 8:00 pm in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[1]

Filmography

  • MarujaDVD
  • El Otro CaminoDVD
  • Judíos en el espacio o ¿Por qué es differente esta noche a las demás noches? - (2005) - as Mauricio
  • Paradise Lost - (1999)
  • Manhattan Merengue! - (1997) as Super
  • Assassins - (1995) - as Bank President
  • Bananas - (1971) -as tortured man
  • Finger On the Trigger - (1965) -as McNamara
  • Battle of the Bulge (1965)
  • Thunder Island - (1963)

Recordings

OPUS 1

  • Martes 2 de la Tarde
    • Letra de Axel Anderson
  • Por Eso Que Llaman Amor
  • Emigrante
  • Ahora Sé
  • Inventario
  • El Pasado Ya Pasó
  • Para Elisa
  • Mis Cinco Sentidos
  • A Que No Sabes A Quien Ví
  • El Coro

See also

References

  1. ^ "Recuerdan a Axel Anderson".  

External links

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