FACTOID # 7: The top five best educated states are all in the Northeast.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Chespirito" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Chespirito

Chespirito (born February 21, 1929 ) is the professional name of Mexican writer, actor, comedian, and songwriter Roberto G mez Bola os.


G mez Bola os was born in Mexico City. Before becoming an actor, he was an amateur boxer. He began studying Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Aut noma de xico, and, according to one of his professors, Esteban Salinas Elorriaga, now professor emeritus, Chespirito was great in math. He wrote a number of plays, and contributed dialogue for scripts of films and television shows in Mexico, as well as some character acting work before he became famous. Chespirito was discovered as an actor one day as he was making a line to apply for a job as a writer at Televisa. The network quickly signed him and soon he began writing and starring in his children comedy shows. He continuously starred in shows on Mexican television from 1970 to 1995 and became well known throughout Latin America. His stage name of Chespirito was concocted from the dimutive form the Mexican pronunciation of the name of William Shakespeare, meaning "Little Shakepeare" or "Little Boy Shakespeare".


His best known roles were in the shows El Chavo Del Ocho and El Chapul n Colorado, as El Chavo and El Chapul n.


In El Chavo Del Ocho, Chespirito played a kid who lived inside a beer barrel in a Mexican neighborhood, and in El Chapul n Colorado he played a good hearted super hero who always got involved in funny situations.


These two shows became hits all over Latin America, the United States and Spain, and the stars of the show found international fame.


He also started in such Mexican movies as El Chanfle, and El Chanfle 2.


He married actress Florinda Meza, who starred as Do a Florinda in El Chavo and who occasionally participated in El Chapul n.


After show production was stopped both for El Chavo and El Chapul n, both started to tour Mexico and the rest of Latin America and the United States with different plays, sometimes playing the characters that made them famous.


On November 26, 2003, Chespirito and Florinda Meza received the keys to the city of Cicero, Illinois.


  Results from FactBites:
 
Chespirito - definition of Chespirito in Encyclopedia (373 words)
Chespirito (born February 21, 1929) is the professional name of Mexican writer, actor, comedian, and songwriter Roberto Gómez Bolaños.
Chespirito was discovered as an actor one day as he was making a line to apply for a job as a writer at Televisa.
His stage name of Chespirito was concocted from the dimutive form the Mexican pronunciation of the name of William Shakespeare, meaning "Little Shakepeare" or "Little Boy Shakespeare".
El Chavo del Ocho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2425 words)
By 1971, Chespirito was already well-known in Mexico for his self-titled sketch comedy show, which aired in Televisión Independiente de México (TIM, Channel 8).
Chespirito recruited Ramón Valdés because he had known Valdés for years; Valdés, brother of Tin-Tan and el Loco Valdés and uncle of Cristian Castro, had made multiple movies Chespirito had seen.
After she left Chespirito's shows in 1973, Florinda Meza took over the female roles, and De Las Nieves was given "distinctive" last billing when she returned in 1975.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m