Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Who Are Those Guys? ~ Claudio Brook

Born Claudio Brook Marnat on August 28, 1927 in Mexico City, Brook had a prolific career, making around 100 film and television appearances in his 38 years. He won two Ariel Awards.

Originally trained as a certified public accountant, later he played soccer for Club Atlante. Brook decided to take up acting and first became a voice dubber, then studied with teachers Seki Sano, Salvador Novo and Fernando Wagner. He debuted as an actor in the theater in the play "Rope" in 1953. He went on to work in films and television including memorable performances in “The Passion of Isabela” (1984), “The Secret Path” (1986) and “Teresa” (1989). In film he worked with Luis Buñuel in the film “Simon of the Desert” (1965). He portrayed Gabriel Lima in “The Castle of Purity”, he represented Jesus Christ “Jesus our Lord” (1969) by Miguel Zacarías and gave life to Dieter of the Guard in “Cronos” (1992).

Claudio married three times, first with the actress Eugenia Avendaño, the marriage ended in divorce, the second to actress Mercedes Pascual, also divorced and third with actress Alicia Bonet in the early 1970s with whom he had two sons, Arthur and Gabriel. He died on October 18, 1995 in Mexico City as a result of stomach cancer at 68 years of age.

BROOK, Claudio (aka Claude Brook, Claudio Brooke, Claudio Brooks) (Claudio Brook Marnat) [8/28/1927, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico – 10/18/1995,  Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico (stomach cancer)] – stage, film, TV, voice  actor, married to actress Eugenia Avendaño (Eugenia Avendaño) [1930-2013] (19??-19??) father of singer, actress Simone Brooks (Simone Brook Avendaño), married to actress Mercedes Pascual [1930-    ] (19??-19??), married to  married to actress Alicia Bonet [1947-    ] (19??-1995) father of  actor Juan Carlos Bonet, actor Mauricio Bonet, Arthur Brook, Gabriel Brook [1975-2004].
Viva Maria! – 1965 (The Great Rodolfo)
Eagle's Wing - 1979 (Sanchez)

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