Tomás Picó, actor and director, died in Tarifa (Cadiz), victim of lymphoma after a lifetime devoted to intense appearances in front of and behind the camera. The son of a renowned Basque architect, he opted for the interpretation of film and debuted at Teatro Eslava Madrid in 1960, where his gallant bearing of finesse marked him in the 1960s and 1970s. Emblematic song titles of the youthful Luis Lucia, he leapt to fame as a child prodigy of Rocio Durcal, in the great family of Fernando Palacios.
Other film credits are “Fulanita and Menganos” (Pedro Lazaga, 1976); “Erotic Games of the Bourgeoisie” (Micel Vianey, 1977) and “Cariñosamente infiel” (Javier Aguirre, 1980).
In the theater he shared the stage with Pepe, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Kiti Manver and Concha Velasco, and collaborated with the actor and director Luca Ronconi in Italy where he lived for nearly a decade. Picó, was a committed and passionate man of his profession to his beloved Tarifa, the Teatro Municipal Hall between 1995 and 2005. He also worked with the inmates of the prison in Algeciras. His teaching and his acting never fall was always relevant. Too bad such genuine people find it necessary to undertake the ultimate trip ahead of schedule and with such outstanding work.
PICO, Tomás (Tomás Picó Hormeño)Born: 1/16/1940, Cáceres, Llanos de Cáceres Spain
Died: 3/29/2013, Tarifa, Cádiz, Spain
Tomás Picó’s westerns – actor:Mutiny at Fort Sharp – 1966 (Confederate soldier)
Seven Pistols for a Massacre – 1967
Dead Men Ride – 1971 (miner)