Chela Ruiz

Chela Ruiz (5 June 1921 - 1 December 1999) was an Argentine actress. Her career spanned radio, film, television and stage, and in 1997 the Argentine Association of Actors awarded her the prestigious Premio Podestá for her theatrical work.

Chela Ruiz
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Born(1921-06-05)June 5, 1921
DiedDecember 1, 1999(1999-12-01) (aged 78)
Occupation

CareerEdit

Ruiz made her professional debut on Radio Splendid, along with her sister Nora Cullen, working as an actress and reader. In the 1940s and 1950s she was known for her narration of radio plays by Nené Cascallar. She began appearing on stage in 1942. A film career followed later.[1] In 1960 Ruiz starred in Fernando Ayala's Sábado a la noche, cine. Other notable films include La Chacota (1962), La guita (1970), El soltero (1977), Mis días con Verónica (1980), and La conquista del Paraíso (1981).[2]

Aside from various roles in telenovelas, Ruiz was also an accomplished actress of the stage and in 1997 the Argentine Association of Actors awarded her the Premio Podestá.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Ruiz was married to Julio Marino, a doctor, with whom she had two children. She did work with the human rights group Consiencia. In her later years she suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.[2]

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chela Ruiz, una actriz de raza" (in Spanish). La Nación. 18 December 1999. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Murió Chela Ruiz, popular actriz del cine y la tevé" (in Spanish). Clarín. 18 December 1999. Retrieved 12 November 2017.