Spanish actor born in Madrid, in 1920 and died in the same city, on October 24, 1998. Finished high school, which coincided with the end of the Spanish Civil War, who had lived in Madrid, he enrolled at the Conservatory of his native city to study drama and Declamation. They coincided with Fernando Fernán Gómez and Manuel Alexandre.
Subsequently, he joined the theatrical company of Ricardo Calvo with which he made his debut as an actor in Zaragoza, in 1940, the work life is sleep, Calderón de la Barca. Later, he worked with other companies, such as that of Irene López Heredia and Conchita Montes. With the latter and Pedro Porcel premiered a series of comedies, thanks to which acquired great popularity: in medium light all three, Miguel Mihura, and dance, Edgar Neville, among others.There are numerous theatrical works in which he has participated, mostly in comic roles, including: in the burning darkness, Buero Vallejo; The private life of mum and portrait of wedding, Alfonso Paso; The entertaining, de Miguel Mihura; Alas, milling, Luca de Tena; and the mysteries of meat, Alonso Millán, as well as titles as Catalina is not normal, I give you trial a scoundrel, twenty years old, basket, and companion.
In parallel, she participated in many films, since in 1951 he made his debut in this medium with a couple happy, jointly conducted by Bardem and Berlanga García, followed by hundreds of them. Highlights: Comedians, Bardem (1953); Bienvenido Mister Marshall (1952) and national gun, García Berlanga (1977); and the hive, of Mario Camus; Tale of fairies (1951), the border of fear (1956), honeymoon (1956), dancing (1959) in which returned to represent the same character as in the theatre, Mi calle (1960), sin of love (1961), Mi noche de bodas (1961), dinner of marriages (1962), the grain of mustard-seed (1962) breed Susana (1963), he is my man (1965), the dynamite is served (1968)Tourists and rascals (1968), when love is poison (1980) and torment.
To a lesser extent, but also significantly by how much that contributed to its popularity, emphasizes its participation in theatrical television programs, such as dance in study 1, again with her character, and the Spanish series and the seven deadly sins and the joys and shadows.
Considered one of the great Spanish cast actors, during the summer of 1988 took part in the filming of dawn that it is not little, it comedy grotesque and absurd José Luisrope. A year later, 1989, was part of the cast of the play Hamlet, with which the director José Carlos Plaza began his period at the head of the national dramatic Centre (CRC). Also with the CRC and to place orders, she participated in the summer of 1990 in the Mise en scène of La Orestiada.
Among his works for TVE (Spanish Television) in the 1990s: the chapter "The crime of Fuencarral Street", Angelino Fons; the tale of Clarín "My funeral" for the storytellers series; series a national glory (1991-92), Jaime de Armiñán, Villarriba and Villabajo (1994), García Berlanga, and Hostal Royal Manzanares (1995), starring Lina Morgan.
His latest films include: all to prison (1993), García Berlanga, on the other side of the tunnel (1994), de Armiñán, and at the end of 1995 the dog in the manger, the latest film by Pilar Miró. In the summer of 1997, he made one of the roles actors, together with Fernando Fernán Gómez and Cayetana Guillen Cuervo, from the film by José Luis Garci grandfather, based on the novel by Benito Pérez Galdós.
It has achieved several awards of interpretation, as the of the Union of the spectacle, of the Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos, of criticism of Valladolid, the Gold Medal of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, the Pepe Isbert prize at the Festival of Peniscola and the Tang of the Seminci Festival of Valladolid 1994, where he was honored along with Manuel Alexandre.