Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Remembering Jorge Mistral

Born Modesto Llosas Rosell on November 24, 1920 in Aldaya, Spain, but lived in Puerto Rico until he was 14. Returning to Spain he left a law career when the Civil War began. He sold paper to make a living before and began his career on the stage. He entered the theater and soon began taking leading man roles. He made his film debut in 1944 film “La llamada de la mar” directed by José Gaspar. He signed a contract to act for CIFESA Productions, In 1949 he made his first successful theatrical tour of Latin America where he would spend much of his career as an actor in Mexico. In 1964 he appeared in his only Euro-western “Gunfighters of Casa Grande” in the role of Traveler then he moved back to Puerto Rico and started directing with the films “La fiebre del deseo” and “”La piel desnuda”. He stayed in Puerto Rico making television appearances. He then moved to Mexico where he pursued his career in film, theater, TV and nightclubs. In his later years he fought depression and committed suicide on April 20, 1972. Today we remember Jorge Mistral on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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