Luis Escobar

Luis Escobar y Kirkpatrick, 7th Marquess of Marismas del Guadalquivir (5 September 1908 – 16 February 1991), was a Spanish nobleman and actor.

He was an actor, playwright, and theatre director who advanced the interests of Teatro María Guerrero, Teatro Español, and Teatro Eslava. A flamboyant aristocrat, he was particularly known to have played el marqués de Leguineche (the Marquess of Leguineche) in Luis García Berlanga's comedy trilogy: La Escopeta Nacional (1978), Patrimonio Nacional (1981) and Nacional III (1982). In 1950, he directed La honradez de la cerradura, which was nominated at the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.

Escobar never married and was openly homosexual, especially after Spanish democracy was restored in 1975. His niece, María Victoria Escobar y Cancho, succeeded him in the Marquessate of Marismas del Guadalquivir upon his death in 1991.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 5, 1908 (Madrid), Died February 16, 1991 (Madrid)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CK3578 10-in. January-June 1946 Indiferente Issa Pereira Orquesta ; Issa Pereira Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


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