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Felipe De Alba


Character actor Felipe De Alba died of natural causes Nov. 15 in New York. He was 81.

De Alba got his start when Mexican film star Maria Felix picked him to costar with her in 1946’s “La Devoradora.” He appeared in several Mexican films before playing Captain Oberzo in Luis Bunuel’s 1954 classic “The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.” In 1982 was married for one day to Zsa Zsa Gabor.

In 2002, he appeared in the “Real Women Have Curves.” De Alba wrote, produced and starred in two unreleased films, “El Sueno de Elias” and “Noche y Luz,” made in Mexico in 2002.

He is survived by three sisters.

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