Enrique García Álvarez (actor)

Enrique García Álvarez (1896–1971) was a Spanish-Mexican actor.[1]

Enrique García Álvarez
Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere y Enrique García Álvarez en El Ángel Exterminador (1962).jpg
From left to right: Jacqueline Andere, Silvia Pinal and Álvarez in El ángel exterminador (1962)
Born1896
Died1971 (aged 74–75)
Valencia, Spain
OccupationActor

Early life and careerEdit

García Álvarez was born in Langreo, Asturias in 1896. He began his career in 1922. In 1938, near the end of the Spanish Civil War, he fled to Paris, France, where he was helped by Maurice Chevalier, with which help he went into exile Mexico, where he would establish and live until shortly before his death.[2] He debuted in the cinema in Mexico in 1940, where he would work with Cantinflas and Luis Buñuel in the latter's Mexican phase.[2] He founded the magazine La Voz del Actor and received the Diosas de Plata award (from the Cinematographic Journalists of Mexico, PECIME) for his role in Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel (1962).[1]

García Álvarez was married to Carmen Collado and died of a heart attack in 1971 (other sources erroneously state 1973) in Valencia, his wife's hometown, where she was recovering from an eye operation.[2]

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Arjona, p. 115.
  2. ^ a b c Praga, Jorge (16 March 2018). "La vida eterna de Enrique García Álvarez, actor de Buñuel" [The eternal life of Enrique García Álvarez, actor of Buñuel]. El Cuaderno (in Spanish).

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