Armando del Moral

Journalist, Person

1916 –


Who is Armando del Moral?

Armando del Moral was a Spanish-born American film journalist and publicist. Del Moral helped to establish the Golden Globe awards while working as a Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association officer. The organization is now known as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Armando del Moral fled Spain for Mexico in 1939 as a refugee of the Spanish Civil War. He covered the fledgling Mexican film industry, before moving to the United States in 1943.

Armando del Moral became the Vice President of the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association and helped to found the Golden Globe awards. As Vice President, Del Moral also became both host and presenter for several Golden Globe award ceremonies. He remained active with the Mexican film industry as well. Del Moral oversaw contract negotiations for Mexican actors who took roles in Hollywood. He also served as the Hollywood respresentative of the Mexican film actors union, AsociaciĆ³n Nacional de Actores.

Del Moral also worked as a Spanish-language publicist for several Hollywood film campaigns and releases. In particular, Del Moral worked as a Spanish publicist for the 1960 George Sidney film, Pepe. He also worked as an advisor on The Magnificent Seven and wrote Spanish-language publicity pieces for Walt Disney.

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Jun 15, 1916
Dec 31, 1969

on July 23, 2013


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