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Manuel Valdés

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Manuel Valdés
Born
Fernando Manuel Alonso Gómez de Valdés y Castillo

(1931-01-21)21 January 1931[1]
Died28 August 2020(2020-08-28) (aged 89)
Other namesEl Loco
Notable work
Comedian, La Carabina de Ambrosio
Children12, including Cristian Castro and Marcos Valdés
FamilyValdés family

Fernando Manuel Alonso Gómez de Valdés y Castillo[2] (21 January 1931 – 28 August 2020)[3] was a Mexican actor and comedian. A member of the Valdés family, he was the brother of Ramón Valdés, who portrayed "Don Ramón" on the sitcom El Chavo, and Germán Valdés (a.k.a. "Tin Tan"). He was also the father of singers Cristian Castro and Marcos Valdés. He died of complications of cancer.[4][5]

Personal life

Manuel Valdés was born on 21 January 1931 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.[1] His parents were Rafael Gómez-Valdés Angellini and Guadalupe Castillo. Valdés had eight siblings: Rafael, Germán, Guadalupe, Pedro, Armando, Ramón, Cristóbal, and Antonio.[1]

The Valdés-Castillo family moved to Nuevo Laredo when Manuel was seven years old because the elder Valdés worked for the Mexican customs agency and had to move frequently. Germán Valdés was already successful as "Tin-Tan." He wanted to buy the family a house, but his father turned him down and they moved to Mexico City.[1]

At the age of 13, Manuel had his first film experience, working as an extra in El hijo desobediente and receiving pay of 12 pesos. He took up dancing and at the age of 19 became a dancer with Televicentro. His first experience as a comedian was on Variedades de medio día alongside Héctor Lechuga. "El Loco" Valdés is considered the first true television comedian.[1]

Valdés had twelve children: Norma, Arcelia, Manuel, Jorge, Fernando, Alejandro, Norma, Oscar, Marcos, and Cristian.[1] The last is the son of actress Verónica Castro.[6]

Filmography

Films

Television

Death

Valdés died on August 28, 2020. He was wearing a jersey of Club América when he was cremated on August 29.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Manuel 'El Loco' Valdés fallece a los 89 años de edad". El Siglo (in Spanish). El Siglo de Torreon. August 28, 2020. Retrieved August 20, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Manuel 'El Loco' Valdés, un icono del cine y la comedia en México". Milenio (in Spanish). Mexico City. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Mexican actor Manuel "El Loco" Valdés passes away". El Universal. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Muere 'El Loco' Valdés a los 89 años, tras lucha contra el cáncer". www.milenio.com. Retrieved Aug 28, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Mexican comic Manuel 'El Loco' Valdés dies at 89". NBC News. 29 August 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "¿Cómo nació el romance entre Manuel 'El Loco' Valdés y Verónica Castro?". El Siglo (in Spanish). El Siglo de Torreon. August 28, 2020. Retrieved August 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ ""Loco" Valdés es incinerado; llevaba playera del América en su funeral". www.msn.com. UNO TV. Retrieved August 30, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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