José Bohr

Active - 1930 - 1963  |   Born - Sep 3, 1901   |   Died - May 29, 1994   |   Genres - Crime, Western, Drama, Musical

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Actor, director, and composer Jose Bohr was one of South America's most popular movie stars and appeared in over 50 feature films, many of which were made in Argentina and Mexico. He also appeared in a few U.S. films beginning with Sombras de Gloria (1930), the first Spanish-language film made in Hollywood. His other North American efforts include Rogue of the Rio Grande (1930) and Ex-Flame (1931). His best known Mexican films include Quien Mato a Eva?/Who Killed Eva? and Luponini. His Argentine film 26 Million is considered a classic in Latin America. In addition to his feature film work, Bohr was also popular on radio and television. As a composer, he penned over 250 songs, many of which were major hits in South America. Bohr passed away on May 29, 1994, during a visit to Oslo, Norway.