Saturday, January 25, 2014

Remembering Hugo Pimentel


Hugo Pimentel was born on January 25, 1919 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hugo was a brilliant figure on the national scene, comedian, imitator, impersonator, ventriloquist and actor that accompanied the role of gallant figures of the golden age of Argentine cinema of the likes of Susana Campos, Golde Flami, Susana Canales Norma Giménez, Nuri Montsé and Lidia Denis, among many others. He appeared in around 25 films in Argentina. Pimentel also appeared on stage and radio during his 50+ year career.
 
Pimentel formed La Cruzada del Buen Humor and worked with the first comic actors and Pepe Arias and Pepe Marrone, among others. In 1951 he made several vaudeville appearances in Rosario, Santa Fe and was also integrated into various comic trios featuring Los tres mosquiteros y Bertoldo, Bertolino y Cacaseno. Like several Argentine actors he moved to Spain in the mid-1960s and appeared in three Euro-westerns: “Massacre at Fort Grant” as Sergeant Gray and “Two Violent Men” as Commisiioner Golfice (both 1964) and “The Man Called Gringo” (1965) as Dave Walton. Pimentel was sometimes credited as Hugh Pepper, Hug Peppers or Ugo Pimentel.
 
Returning to South America he lived in Venezuela during the last years of his career, where he appeared frequently on TV shows. Hugo died of lung cancer on June 1, 1984 in Caracas Venezuela.
 
Today we remember Hugo Pimentel on what would have been his 95th birthday.

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