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Francisco Franco


Armed service leader who served as Spanish dictator from 1939 to 1975. He became a member of the Spanish Military as the Spanish American Battle had turn off the Navy. He kept a right-wing nationalist placement through the Spanish Civil Battle. He wedded Maria del Carmen Polo y Martinez-Valdes in Oct 1923. Richard Nixon known as Franco a faithful friend and ally from the U.S.

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Full Name Francisco Franco
Date Of Birth December 4, 1892
Died November 20, 1975, Madrid, Spain
Place Of Birth Ferrol, Spain
Profession World Leader
Nationality Spanish
Spouse Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás
Children Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco
Parents Nicolás Franco y Salgado-Araújo, María del Pilar Bahamonde y Pardo de Andrade
Siblings Ramón Franco, María del Pilar Franco, Nicolás Franco, María de la Paz Franco
Movies Raza
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1 After he captured the city of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, he was asked how he did it. He replied, "I had five columns attacking the city; four outside it and one inside it." That gave rise to the terms "fifth column" and "fifth columnists", indicating an agent or group secretly sent to infiltrate an enemy stronghold and work to help the besieging forces from the inside.
2 His favorite film was Nobleza baturra (1935).
3 In 1963, when Walter Cronkite interviewed him, Franco's questions and answers were submitted in advance and he read his prepared answers from off-camera. This may have been somewhat unusual for interviews with world leaders, but not with Franco--the only way he would grant interviews was under these conditions.
4 He was the last (and longest-surviving) fascist leader from the Nazi era.
5 His death was a recurring running gag on the "Weekend Update" segments of Saturday Night Live (1975) during its first year on the air (i.e. "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!")
6 In July 1974 he suffered an attack of thrombophlebitis, which that signaled a host of successive afflictions over the following 16 months: partial kidney failure, bronchial pneumonia, coagulated blood in his pharynx, pulmonary edema, bacterial peritonitis, gastric hemorrhage, endotoxic shock and finally, cardiac arrest. After relatives asked doctors to remove his support systems, he died on November 20, 1975.
7 Dictator of Spain from 1936-1975.



Raza 1942 story - as Jaime de Andrade



La bandera 1935 film dedicated to



V.I.P.-Schaukel 1973 TV Series documentary Himself
Boda en el Pardo: Alfonso de Borbón - Carmen Martínez-Bordiú 1972 Documentary short Himself
Vivre en Espagne 1964 Documentary short Himself
Franco: ese hombre 1964 Documentary Himself
The Twentieth Century 1963 TV Series documentary Himself
See It Now 1955 TV Series documentary Himself
¡Presente! 1939 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
I legionari italiani in Catalogna 1939 Documentary short Himself
No pasaran! 1939 Documentary Himself
El derrumbamiento del Ejército Rojo 1939 Documentary
Dieciocho de julio 1938 Documentary short off speech (voice)
Defenders of the Faith 1938 Documentary Himself
La malcasada 1926 Himself

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Archive Footage

Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Battlefield Mysteries 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
En tierra extraña 2014 Documentary Himself
La noche de... 2013 TV Series Himself
The Untold History of the United States 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Spanish General
Palme 2012 Documentary Himself
El cine de Paco 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
¿Donde estabas tú en los 70? 2012 TV Movie Himself
La sombra de Evita: Volveré y seré millones 2011 Documentary Himself
The Secret History of Eurovision 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
23-F: la película 2011 Himself (uncredited)
World War II in Colour 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
El Papus, anatomia d'un atemptat 2010 Documentary Himself
The Last Circus 2010 Himself (uncredited)
50 años de 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Pájaros de papel 2010 Himself (uncredited)
Memòries de la tele 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
Cuéntame 2002-2009 TV Series Himself
La España de la copla 2009 Documentary Himself
Hollywood contra Franco 2008 Documentary Himself
60/90 2008 TV Series Himself
Catalunya.cat 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bucarest, la memòria perduda 2008 Documentary Himself
V.S.I.: La vida sigue igual 2007 Short Himself
El hormiguero 2007 TV Series Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Protagonistas del recuerdo 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
Beloved Count 2007 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Hormigas blancas 2007 TV Series Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
De Madrid a la Lluna 2006 Documentary Himself
Los que quisieron matar a Franco 2006 Documentary Himself
La rentadora 2006 TV Series Himself
La silla de Fernando 2006 Documentary Himself
Llach: La revolta permanent 2006 Documentary Himself
O alquimista 2006 Documentary short Himself
When the Moors Ruled in Europe 2005 Documentary Himself
50 y más 2005 TV Movie Himself
Aquí hay tomate 2005 TV Series Himself
Cuando Franco murió, yo tenía 30 años 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
VM Show Vol. 2 2005 TV Series Himself
Informe semanal 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Adventures of Errol Flynn 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Totes aquelles cançons 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Rejas en la memoria 2004 Documentary Himself
Dies de transició 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Soldados de Salamina 2003 Himself (uncredited)
A Royal Family 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
El sueño de la maestra 2002 Short Himself (uncredited)
La Casita Blanca. La ciudad oculta 2002 Himself
Voices from a Mountain 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Edgar Neville: Emparedado entre comillas 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mones com la Becky 1999 Himself
The Second World War in Colour 1999 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Great Depression 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (views parade from balcony) (uncredited)
Human Remains 1998 Documentary short Himself
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (being interviewed by Cronkite) (uncredited)
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Death in Granada 1996 Himself - Reviews Honour Guard with Hitler (uncredited)
Franco, fragments de mémoire 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
La transición 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Land and Freedom 1995 Himself (uncredited)
The Century of Warfare 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Imágenes prohibidas 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
L'oeil de Vichy 1993 Documentary Himself
Franco: Behind the Myth 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Fighter Aces 1990 Video Himself
The History of the Luftwaffe 1989 Video documentary Himself
The Nazis: Blitzkrieg 1989 Video documentary Himself
The Road to War 1989 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
30 minuts 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Himself - with Moorish Escort After Fall of Madrid
Carnets du Maroc I - Mémoire à rebours 1984 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Últimas tardes con Teresa 1984 Himself (uncredited)
1984: A Personal View of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty Four' 1983 TV Short documentary Himself
Seeing Red 1983 Documentary Himself
De camisa vieja a chaqueta nueva 1982 Himself (uncredited)
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow 1981 Himself - Viewing Parade (uncredited)
Ogro 1979 Himself (uncredited)
El francotirador 1978 Himself (uncredited)
Caudillo 1977 Documentary Himself
Mussolini 1976 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Last Cause 1976 Documentary Himself (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Canciones para después de una guerra 1976 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Los Canadienses 1975 Documentary Himself - Salutes Condor Legion (uncredited)
I vsyo-taki ya veryu... 1974 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
España puerta abierta 1972 Documentary Himself
Menschen und Mächte 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
Cruzada en la mar 1968 Himself (uncredited)
¿Por qué morir en Madrid? 1966 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Morir en España 1965 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bethune 1964 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Alféreces provisionales 1964 Himself (uncredited)
Mourir à Madrid 1963 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Dusk 1962 Short documentary Himself
All'armi siam fascisti! 1962 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Biography 1962 TV Series documentary Himself
Blood on the Balcony 1962 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Näin syntyi nykypäivä... 1900-1950 1951 Documentary Himself
Crusade in Europe 1949 TV Series documentary Himself
War Comes to America 1945 Documentary Himself
Vi mötte stormen 1943 Himself (uncredited)
United We Stand 1942 Documentary Himself
España heroica 1938 Documentary Himself
The Fight for Peace 1938 Documentary Himself (uncredited)

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