Armando Bó  

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Armando Bó (3 May 1914 – 8 October 1981) was an Argentine film actor, director, producer, screenwriter and score composer of the classic era. He is mostly known for his sexploitation films in the 1960s and 1970s starring his favorite actress and romantic partner, sex symbol Isabel Sarli. His works include the first nude scene in an Argentine film (El trueno entre las hojas).

Bó's son is the actor Víctor Bó and his grandson is the screenwriter Armando Bó.

Biography

Bó began acting for film in 1939 in Ambición and made some 50 film appearances as an actor, but by the late 1940s he had already taken up an interest in film production and began as a director, producer, actor, and screenwriter in the early 1950s. He was involved in almost 100 different films during his career.

He was married to Teresa Machinandiarena, and had three children: María Inés, María Jesús, and Víctor. The erroneous popular belief is that he was married to Isabel Sarli. His son, Víctor Bó, was a prominent actor in Argentina during the 70s and 80s. His grandsons, Academy Award winners for Best Original Screenplay Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bó Jr., credited as Armando Bó, are considered important writers in their country, and have recently broken into Hollywood, collaborating as screenwriters on two films by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Biutiful (2010) and Birdman (2014).

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes and Awards
1939Ambition
Chimbela
...Y mañana serán hombres
1940Un señor mucamo
Nosotros, los muchachos
Fragata Sarmiento
1941Melodies of America
El más infeliz del pueblo
Mamá Gloria
La maestrita de los obreros
Si yo fuera rica
Joven, viuda y estanciera Invitado
Cándida millonaria
1942Tú eres la paz
Story of a Poor Young Man
1944Se abre el abismo
1945Villa Rica del Espíritu Santo
The Circus Cavalcade
1946The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan
1947La caraba
Si mis campos hablaranSimon
1948Su última pelea
Pelota de trapo
1949Con el sudor de tu frente
1950Fangio, el demonio de las pistas
Sacachispas
1951My Divine Poverty
Honour Your Mother
En cuerpo y alma Antonio Núñez
1953Muerte civil
El Hijo del crack Héctor 'Balazo' López
1956El trueno entre las hojas
1958Sabaleros
1959...Y el demonio creó a los hombres
1962Lujuria tropical
La Burrerita de Ypacaraí
1963Pelota de cuero
La Diosa impura Reinoso
1964La mujer del zapatero
La leona
1966La tentación desnuda
1968La mujer de mi padre Jose
1969Éxtasis tropical
Fuego Carlos
1970Fiebre Juan
1972Intimidades de una cualquiera Jose Luis
1973La diosa virgen
Furia infernal Barbara's husband
1974El sexo y el amor
1976Insaciable
1977Una mariposa en la noche
1979El último amor en Tierra del Fuego

Legacy

Renowned filmmaker John Waters has claimed to be a big fan of Bó's filmography, and to have been influenced by it as well. Waters presented Bó's 1969 cult film Fuego as his annual selection within the 2002 Maryland Film Festival, and it was also a featured film in episode three of the Here! network original series John Waters Presents Movies That Will Corrupt You.





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