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|Born|| February 8, 1930|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Died||May 21, 1987 (aged 57)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||lung cancer|
|Spouse(s)||Cristina Rudy (1966-1968) |
Joyce Bowman Rey (1969-?) (divorced) 1 son
Rey was born in Buenos Aires and became famous as an actor in Argentine movies before making the decision to immigrate to the United States in 1960. He was most famous for his roles in movies like Fun in Acapulco with Elvis Presley (1963), as well as the lead in The Stepmother (1972). On television, he had memorable supporting and leading roles in two episodes of Thriller entitled "Guillotine" (1961) and "La Strega" (1962). In 1961 he made a guest appearance on the CBS courtroom drama series Perry Mason as murder victim and title character Vincent Danielli in "The Case of the Injured Innocent." Rey portrayed a Spanish sergeant on a 1966 episode of Daniel Boone. He also appeared in a season one episode of The Fugitive entitled "Smoke Screen".
He appeared in an episode of Route 66, as an Jai Lai player in Florida, and brother to one of Fidel Castro's junior officers hoping to be re-united with his brother.
His best known role was that of casino owner and playboy Carlos Ramirez in The Flying Nun (1967-1970). After the cancellation of The Flying Nun, Rey remained busy, playing the role of Karl Duval on Days of Our Lives from 1976 to 1977. Rey was also a frequent panelist on the game shows Tattletales and Match Game. He appeared as part of an ensemble cast in William Peter Blatty's 1978 film, The Ninth Configuration. In 1986, played Captain Luis Rueda in Dallas.
Rey became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1967 while appearing in The Flying Nun. He married Joyce Bowman on May 24, 1969 in Los Angeles. She was the adopted daughter of attorney and long-time president of the Santa Ana School District Frank Bowman and his wife Dorothy. They had one son Brandon A. Rey who was born on February 9, 1973 in Los Angeles.
- Alejandro Rey at the Internet Movie Database
- Alejandro Rey at Cinenacional.com
- "Alejandro Rey". Find a Grave. Retrieved September 3, 2010.