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Francisco Franco

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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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#Fact
1After 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.
2His favorite film was Nobleza baturra (1935).
3In 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.
4He was the last (and longest-surviving) fascist leader from the Nazi era.
5His 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!")
6In 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.
7Dictator of Spain from 1936-1975.


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Raza1942story - as Jaime de Andrade

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La bandera1935film dedicated to

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Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
V.I.P.-Schaukel1973TV Series documentaryHimself
Boda en el Pardo: Alfonso de Borbón - Carmen Martínez-Bordiú1972Documentary shortHimself
Vivre en Espagne1964Documentary shortHimself
Franco: ese hombre1964DocumentaryHimself
The Twentieth Century1963TV Series documentaryHimself
See It Now1955TV Series documentaryHimself
¡Presente!1939Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
I legionari italiani in Catalogna1939Documentary shortHimself
No pasaran!1939DocumentaryHimself
El derrumbamiento del Ejército Rojo1939Documentary
Dieciocho de julio1938Documentary shortoff speech (voice)
Defenders of the Faith1938DocumentaryHimself
La malcasada1926Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Battlefield Mysteries2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
En tierra extraña2014DocumentaryHimself
La noche de...2013TV SeriesHimself
The Untold History of the United States2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Spanish General
Palme2012DocumentaryHimself
El cine de Paco2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
¿Donde estabas tú en los 70?2012TV MovieHimself
La sombra de Evita: Volveré y seré millones2011DocumentaryHimself
The Secret History of Eurovision2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
23-F: la película2011Himself (uncredited)
World War II in Colour2010TV Series documentaryHimself
El Papus, anatomia d'un atemptat2010DocumentaryHimself
The Last Circus2010Himself (uncredited)
50 años de2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Pájaros de papel2010Himself (uncredited)
Memòries de la tele2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Cuéntame2002-2009TV SeriesHimself
La España de la copla2009DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood contra Franco2008DocumentaryHimself
60/902008TV SeriesHimself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bucarest, la memòria perduda2008DocumentaryHimself
V.S.I.: La vida sigue igual2007ShortHimself
El hormiguero2007TV SeriesHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Protagonistas del recuerdo2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Beloved Count2007Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Hormigas blancas2007TV SeriesHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
De Madrid a la Lluna2006DocumentaryHimself
Los que quisieron matar a Franco2006DocumentaryHimself
La rentadora2006TV SeriesHimself
La silla de Fernando2006DocumentaryHimself
Llach: La revolta permanent2006DocumentaryHimself
O alquimista2006Documentary shortHimself
When the Moors Ruled in Europe2005DocumentaryHimself
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
Aquí hay tomate2005TV SeriesHimself
Cuando Franco murió, yo tenía 30 años2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
VM Show Vol. 22005TV SeriesHimself
Informe semanal2005TV Series documentaryHimself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Adventures of Errol Flynn2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Totes aquelles cançons2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Rejas en la memoria2004DocumentaryHimself
Dies de transició2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Soldados de Salamina2003Himself (uncredited)
A Royal Family2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
El sueño de la maestra2002ShortHimself (uncredited)
La Casita Blanca. La ciudad oculta2002Himself
Voices from a Mountain2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Edgar Neville: Emparedado entre comillas2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mones com la Becky1999Himself
The Second World War in Colour1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Great Depression1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (views parade from balcony) (uncredited)
Human Remains1998Documentary shortHimself
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (being interviewed by Cronkite) (uncredited)
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Death in Granada1996Himself - Reviews Honour Guard with Hitler (uncredited)
Franco, fragments de mémoire1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
La transición1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Land and Freedom1995Himself (uncredited)
The Century of Warfare1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Imágenes prohibidas1994TV Series documentaryHimself
L'oeil de Vichy1993DocumentaryHimself
Franco: Behind the Myth1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Fighter Aces1990VideoHimself
The History of the Luftwaffe1989Video documentaryHimself
The Nazis: Blitzkrieg1989Video documentaryHimself
The Road to War1989TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
30 minuts1989TV Series documentaryHimself
The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself - with Moorish Escort After Fall of Madrid
Carnets du Maroc I - Mémoire à rebours1984DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Últimas tardes con Teresa1984Himself (uncredited)
1984: A Personal View of Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty Four'1983TV Short documentaryHimself
Seeing Red1983DocumentaryHimself
De camisa vieja a chaqueta nueva1982Himself (uncredited)
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow1981Himself - Viewing Parade (uncredited)
Ogro1979Himself (uncredited)
El francotirador1978Himself (uncredited)
Caudillo1977DocumentaryHimself
Mussolini1976TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Last Cause1976DocumentaryHimself (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Canciones para después de una guerra1976DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Los Canadienses1975DocumentaryHimself - Salutes Condor Legion (uncredited)
I vsyo-taki ya veryu...1974DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
España puerta abierta1972DocumentaryHimself
Menschen und Mächte1971TV Series documentaryHimself
Cruzada en la mar1968Himself (uncredited)
¿Por qué morir en Madrid?1966DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Morir en España1965DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bethune1964DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Alféreces provisionales1964Himself (uncredited)
Mourir à Madrid1963DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dusk1962Short documentaryHimself
All'armi siam fascisti!1962DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Biography1962TV Series documentaryHimself
Blood on the Balcony1962DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Näin syntyi nykypäivä... 1900-19501951DocumentaryHimself
Crusade in Europe1949TV Series documentaryHimself
War Comes to America1945DocumentaryHimself
Vi mötte stormen1943Himself (uncredited)
United We Stand1942DocumentaryHimself
España heroica1938DocumentaryHimself
The Fight for Peace1938DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

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