Celebrating one of Mexican Comedy’s greats


Today celebrated comedian/actor Ramon Valdez’s(1923-1988) 87th bday is commemorated. When speaking of the greats in Mexican comedy you just can’t leave his name out. Ramon Valdez  was in deed a grand talent.  His projects were wide and varied, but Mr. Valdez is greatly remembered and admired for his iconic role of “Don Ramon” on the Mexican TV classic “El Chavo del 8” He was also known for working along side his brother Tin Tan( fellow actor/comedian) on the silver screen .

RAMON VALDEZ’S BIO

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Valdez

Ramon Valdez with his brother Tintan in the movie “El Rey del Barrio” (King of the Neighborhood)

Ramon Valdez with Teen heart throb, now world renowned: singer, producer and songwriter Luis Miguel.

Sketch with comedian/writer/producer  Chespirito(Roberto Gomez Bolaños) playing amateur burglars, petty thugs “Chompiras & Peterete” (pronounced : Chohm pee-rahs & Peh-teh-reh-teh)

Playing Don Quixote on the show by Roberto Gomez Bolaños, “El Chapulin Colorado”(The Scarlet Grasshopper)

From the “Chespirito” show, playing an old man who wants to be a movie star, featuring  a cute song and montage of characters he played on he show.

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R.I.P. Roberto Cantoral


A sad time for not only the entertainment world but for all romantic music lovers everywhere. “It’s a great loss for the Mexican Artistic community.” stated fellow singer/composer  Armando Manzanero.  Legendary talent,  iconic figure, singer/composer Roberto Cantoral father of actress Itati Cantoral who passed away in Toluca August 7th 2010 was mourned yesterday August 8th, his illustrious career celebrated, and final goodbyes were said at the famous Palacio de Bellas Artes= Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. His closest friends, colleagues, and prominent figures of the entertainment industry were present to pay their respects. His career began when his brother and he formed the duo “Los Hermanos Cantoral” in 1950. He  later went on to be part of the trio “Los Tres Caballeros”.  During his time with the group he made a great impact when it came to the Mexican Ballad, among the places where the group toured were : Japan, USA, & Argentina . He turned soloist in 1960, after a 15 year career as a performer, he then  turned composer.

One of his most famous works “Reloj no marques las horas” = Clock don’t mark the hours

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Held the position of :  Executive Council of  the Mexican Society of  Writers and Composers since 1982.  Special guest on global, hit entertainment shows such as:  the Arthur Garfield show (USA)  the Alice Bontorno show (Italy), Gran Parada (Spain). His personal appearances surpassed the amount of 1,500 in 120 countries during his year career his 15 year career as a singer.  Named “Mr. Amigo”  & an “Honorary Citizen” in Texas. The only non government official to have spoken at   Congreso de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual = International Congress of Intellectual Property.

FAMOUS ARTISTS THAT HAVE INTERPRETED HIS SONGS:

Placido Domingo

David Bisbal

Luis Miguel

Marco Antonio Muñiz

Sara Montiel

Emmanuel

Frank Pourcel

Jose Feliciano

Maisa Matarazzo

Neil Sedaka

To name a few.

picture cedits:

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LOL of the day


This just in: Famous Mexican Soccer League & World cup ref Marco Rodríguez better known to many as “Chiqui Marco” will be releasing his own hair styling product “Chiqui Gel.  “Chiqui Marcos?”(pronunced chee kee)  Where does that come from? For those who don’t know, the nick name is an allusion to the famous Mexican pop culture character “Chiqui Dracula” (baby, little Dracula) played by child star- turned comedian/actor  Carlos “Carlitos” Espejel on 1980’s children’s program “Chiquilladas”.   Why the nick name?  Take a look at this ref and it’s the first thing you’ll notice, there’s no missing it. Mr.Rodríguez’s  extreamly slick  choice of hair style is rather congruent with “Chiqui Dracula’s.”  “Chiqui Marco” doesn’t mind the nick name though,he embraces it, the  persona born from it, and the celebrity that comes along with it.  The gel is a hair product aimed at children, but he says he hopes that a  wide range of people will enjoy his product.  Mr.Rodríguez has confessed to using it himself.  Those working on the product hope to have it in stores all over the country (Mex) very soon.  This begs the question: Will the “Chiqui Marco” hairstyle become a fad???  Lol seriously doubt it. Cool idea for the kiddies though. If I had kids I’d buy them Chuiqui gel, but we’d use it with discretion and measure of course xD  So there it is, your daily scoop of Mexican Pop Culture, and now you’re in the know.

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT  CHIQUIGEL LOOKS BY VISITING  THE FOLLOWING LINK

http://www.record.com.mx/2010-07-21/sale-la-venta-chiquigel-de-marco-rodriguez