María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz better known as Pilar Bardem is a Spanish film and television actress. She is a younger sister of the renowned film director Juan Antonio Bardem and the mother of Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem. Born to performers Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro in Seville, Pilar began her screen career in 1965, she was a regular in the television series Compuesta y sin novio, Hermanas, El Inquilino, Amar en tiempos revueltos. Bardem is the recipient of the Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Premios ACE for Best Supporting Actress, the Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actress, two Spanish Actors Union Awards for her performances. Pilar Bardem is called "La Bardem", is well known in Spain not only as an actress, but for her outspoken left-wing political views, she has toiled for "labor rights for actors, civil rights for women", "a more liberal Catholic Church". Bardem identifies her long struggle, working several jobs at once to raise her children, as not uncommon.
She was just "one of so many". Opposed the Spanish government's decision to send troops to Iraq together with other Spanish actors. Accompanied her son, Javier Bardem, to the 80th Annual Academy Awards. After winning the Best Supporting Actor award, Javier dedicated his Oscar to her in Spanish, she is a FC Barcelona supporter. Good Morning, Little Countess The Rebellious Novice Variety The Doubt La descarriada as Lucila Entre rojas Pilar Bardem on IMDb
Jesús Guzmán (actor)
Jesús Guzmán Gareta is a veteran Spanish actor, known for La morte sull'alta collina Crónicas de un pueblo and Maestros. He appeared in many western films shot in Almería such as Un par de asesinos, Per qualche dollaro in più, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Ocaso de un pistolero, he is the grat-grandson of the actor Antonio Guzmán. Atraco a las tres La gran familia Tres hombres buenos Como dos gotas de agua La historia de Bienvenido Buenos días, condesita El relicario Un par de asesinos Crónicas de un pueblo Nada menos que todo un hombre Y al tercer año, resucitó Cachimba Maestros Jesús Guzmán on IMDb
Rafael Bardem Solé was a Spanish film actor whose career stretched from the 1940s through the 1960s. Born in Barcelona, he was the grandfather of Javier Bardem and father of Juan Antonio Bardem and actress Pilar Bardem, his wife was actress Matilde Muñoz Sampedro. Rafael Bardem died in Madrid in 1972, aged 83. Rafael Bardem on IMDb
Aurora Redondo Pérez was a Spanish actress. Aurora Redondo began her theatrical career at age 7, she debuted at the Teatro Romea with the play Doncell qui cerca Muller. After some performances in Barcelona, she traveled to Madrid, where she performed at the Teatro de la Comedia, in plays such as Que viene mi marido, Los caciques, Es mi hombre, all by Carlos Arniches. In 1937 she appeared at the Teatro Cómico of Buenos Aires in 400 performances of El Padre Pitillo by the same author. Arniches, in addition, was the best man of her wedding with actor Valeriano León in 1925; the two worked together on many occasions, interpreting works by the Quintero brothers, Pedro Muñoz Seca, Jacinto Benavente, Carlos Arniches, among others. The death of her husband in 1955 made Redondo continue her solo career with Las buenas personas, Aventura en lo gris, Cita en Senlis, Ninette y un señor de Murcia, Buenos días condesita, Un millón en la basura, La vil seducción, La pereza, Petra regalada, Las tormentas no vuelven, The House of Bernarda Alba, Don Juan Tenorio and the Strange Family, Peaches in Syrup, her last performance, which she gave at age 93.
Despite her dedication to theater, she made inroads into film and television, notably her role in the 1983 series Anillos de oro. Throughout her career she received many awards and recognitions, including the National Theater Prize, the Silver Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts, the Toda Una Vida award from the Union of Actors and Actresses, the Segismundo Award from the Association of Stage Directors, the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts, the Mayte Award. Aurora Redondo died from natural causes on 9 July 1996 at age 96, her body was incinerated in the crematorium of the Cementerio de la Almudena the next day, the urn with her ashes was interred in the family vault at the same cemetery. Aurora Redondo on IMDb "Protagonistas del recuerdo – Aurora Redondo" at RTVE
Antonio Riquelme was a Spanish film actor. He appeared in more than 140 films between 1911 and 1967. Antonio Riquelme on IMDb
María de los Ángeles de las Heras Ortiz better known professionally as Rocío Dúrcal was a Spanish singer and actress. In 2005 Dúrcal received a Latin Grammy Award for musical excellence, a prize, awarded by the Governing Board of the Recording Latin Academy to artists who have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance during their careers. Dúrcal began her artistic career by participating in various radio song festivals and competitions, secretly supported by her paternal grandfather, who always believed in her talent and became her first fan. In 1959, with the approval of her parents, she participated in the television program Primer Aplauso, broadcast by Televisión Española; the theme that she chose for the contest was the traditional song "La sombra vendo". Luis Sanz, a Madrid manager who watched the show, was impressed by her personality. Sanz contacted the address of the young contestant, her first film was Canción de Juventud directed by Luis Lucia. The plot of the film portrayed a teenager with her own personality.
The movie scored huge box office and critics success. This success was repeated in other Spanish-speaking countries. Dúrcal became the star of Rocío de La Mancha. Following this, she got her first record deal with transnational Phonogram; the songs the artist played in both films served to make her first album, Las películas de Rocío Dúrcal. In Dúrcal's third film, Tengo 17 años, she put aside her role of "child star"; that same year, she appeared in her first theater play, Un domingo en Nueva York, in which she was revealed as a great theatrical actress. In 1965 she filmed Más bonita que ninguna. In 1966, she shared the spotlight with Enrique Guzmán in the film Acompáñame, she began to perform duets with such singers as Amalia de Isaura. She co-starred in the film Amor en el Aire with the young Argentine singer-songwriter Palito Ortega. In 1968 she filmed Cristina Guzmán, the first of her films, aimed at an audience over 18, her last film was with Bárbara Rey in Me Siento Extraña in 1977. In 1970 Dúrcal married Filipino-born musician Antonio Morales.
In 1972, Antonio Morales began a series of television shows in Spain and Latin America singing with his wife as a duet. Their first child, Spanish actress Carmen Morales de las Heras, was born in December 1970. After the birth of their second child, Antonio Morales de las Heras, in April 1974, Morales decided to give up his career to devote time to their children. Dúrcal meanwhile continued her singing career. In 1979 she had her third child, Shaila Morales de las Heras, who took up a singing career under the stage name of Shaila Dúrcal and is a successful singer. In 1977, Dúrcal signed a contract with Ariola Eurodisc dedicating herself to the musical career; that year, while in Mexico, she met the Mexican singer-songwriter Alberto Aguilera Valadez, better known as Juan Gabriel, who decided to record a whole album of rancheras performed by Rocío Dúrcal entitled Rocío Dúrcal canta a Juan Gabriel. Without further advertising, the LP received high levels of sales, so Dúrcal and Juan Gabriel considered the possibility of a new recording together.
They ended up marking the revival of Rocío Dúrcal as a singer. The final collaboration between Dúrcal and Juan Gabriel emerged in 10 albums. Dúrcal's album named Canta A Juan Gabriel Volumen 6 is among the top ten best-selling albums in the history of Mexico. For this album Rocío Dúrcal received her first Grammy Award nomination; the collaboration of Dúrcal with Juan Gabriel was interrupted by disagreements between the artists and because of problems of Juan Gabriel with his record label, so Dúrcal continued to record albums with other songwriters such as Marco Antonio Solís and Rafael Pérez Botija. In 1988 she recorded the album Como Tu Mujer with producer Marco Antonio Solis. In 1990, she recorded her first album on CD format entitled Si Te Pudiera Mentir. In 1991, Durcal offered a concert at the National Auditorium in Mexico City, recorded in a double disc El Concierto... En Vivo. Between 1992 and 1993 she recorded the album Desaires, produced by the Mexican singer and songwriter Joan Sebastián.
In this album she reprises ranchera. In 1995 she launched her production Hay Amores Y Amores, with songs written and produced by the Argentine Roberto Livi. For this album she is nominated again to the Grammy Awards in the category "Best Latin Pop Album". In 1997 the double album Juntos Otra Vez brought Rocío Dúrcal and Juan Gabriel together again for the last time; that album was made by an engagement with the record company and not by the desire of both artists to continue to cooperate. In 1998, under the direction of her discoverer Luis Sanz, Dúrcal starred in the Spanish TV Show Los negocios de mamá, broadcast by Televisión Española. In 2000, she celebrated 40 years in the industry. In that year she returned to ranchera music with the album Caricias, under the production of songwriter and producer Bebu Silvetti. In 2001 Rocío Dúrcal recorded Entre Tangos Y Mariachi, again produced by Bebu Silvetti, an album that includes 10 of the most famous Argentine tango arrangements interpreted with ranchero/bolero style like her previous album.
In the summer of 2001 Dúrcal made a successful tour after 13 years of no shows in Spain. After a year and a half absence, she returned to the stage on 19 September 2002