Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Remembering Miguel Gila

Miguel Gila Cuesta was born on March 12, 1919 in Madrid, Spain. Miguel was a Spanish comedian and actor. He appeared in 27 films and television shows between 1954 and 1993. He starred in the film “¡Viva lo imposible!” (1958), which was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival. He spent some time incarcerated in Carabanchel Prison because of having joined the defeated side in the Spanish Civil War. Later he became famous in Spain and Latin America where he is fondly remembered on stage with a telephone, creating absurd and surrealist humor. He also appeared in a films such as "Botón de Ancla" (1961),"?Dónde Pongo este Muerto?" (1962), and "Mi Tío Jacinto" (1956). Gila appeared in only one Euro-western “$5.00 for Ringo” in 1965 as Simon using the alias Gila Sevy.
Gila died from a lung disease on July 12, 2001 in Barcelona, Spain.
Today we remember Miguel Gila on what would have been his 95th birthday.

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