Spanish film legend Fernan-Gomez dies age 86

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Madrid, Nov 22: Fernando Fernan-Gomez, one of Spain's most famous actors and directors, died in Madrid aged 86, Spanish media reported.

Fernan-Gomez, who was born in Lima, Peru while his actress mother was on tour there, made over 200 appearances in Spanish television series and films including Spain's 1992 Oscar-winning film La Belle Epoque, which also starred a young Penelope Cruz.

During his 64-year career, Fernan-Gomez, received the Principe de Asturias prize six Goyas -- Spain's top film award.

He died after spending several days in hospital, newspaper El Pais reported on its Web site yesterday.


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