Luis Escobar Kirkpatrick

Playwright, Film actor

1908 – 1991

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Who was Luis Escobar Kirkpatrick?

Luis Escobar Kirkpatrick, 7th Marquis of the Guadalquivir Marshes, was a Spanish actor, theatre director and playwright.

During his career he was the Director of the Teatro María Guerrero, the Teatro Español and the Teatro Eslava. He acted as Marqués de Leguineche in Luis García Berlanga's comedy trilogy.

In 1950 he directed the film La honradez de la cerradura which was entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.

Luis Escobar never married and was openly homosexual, at least when democracy was restored in Spain in 1975.

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Born
Dec 12, 1908
Madrid
Also known as
  • Luis Escobar y Kirkpatrick
  • Don Luis Escobar y Kirkpatrick
  • Luis Escobar, 7th Marquis of the Guadalquivir Marshes
  • Don Luis Escobar y Kirkpatrick, 7th Marquis of the Guadalquivir Marshes
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  • Spain
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Died
Feb 16, 1991
Madrid

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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