Sunday, July 27, 2014

Remembering Pastor Serrador

Heriberto Pastor Serrador was born on July 27, 1919 in Camagüey, Cuba. Grandson of actor Esteban Serrador [1903-1978] and Josefina Marí, nephew of Pepita Serrador [1913-1964] and therefore cousin of director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador [1935- ], Pastor spent his childhood in Argentina, where he began his acting career on the radio. He debuted on stage in 1935 and in 1938 married the Argentina actress Amalia Britos.
The pressures to which he was subjected by his activities as secretary of the Argentina Actors Association, pushed him to move to Spain, where he remarried to actress Luisa Sala [1923-1986] and took up residence in 1952.
He then returned to a prolific acting career in both theater and film and television. On the big screen starred in titles like “Al fin solos” (1955) directed by José María Elorrieta,Manolo, guardia urbano” (1956) by Rafael J. Salvia , “The violetera” (1958) by Luis César Amadori and “Asignatura aprobada” (1987), by José Luis Garci.  Serrador appeared in three early Spanish Euro-western: “Apache Fury” (1963), “Massacre at Fort Grant” (1964) and “The Last of the Mohicans” (1965).
He also enjoyed great success in the Spanish stages with works in El Escorial.
He was present on Spanish television from its earliest days in Spain, he joined the cast of one of the first Spanish TV series and ‘Palma y Don Jaime’ (1959-1960). In subsequent years he would play dozens of characters on shows like Studio 1, Novela,  ‘Primera fila’, ‘La comedia musical española’ (1985) and the series ‘Platos Rotos’ (1986), with his wife, which would be the last work before his sudden death.
After being widowed in 1986, he married in 1987 to Maria Teresa Alonso and I had a son. Pastor died in Madrid, Spain on December 16, 2006.
Today we remember Pastor Serrador on what would have been his 95th birthday

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