Pepe Iglesias (Pepe Iglesias)

Pepe Iglesias

Son of Spanish immigrants, he developed his career in his native land of Argentina, before settling in Spain in May 1952. Soon after, he made his debut with the Spanish public through a local radio station in Barcelona. The following year, he appeared Ramon Torrado’s film Que Loco!, alongside Pepe Isbert and Emma Penella. He was then signed by Cadena SER and became one of Spain’s best paid radio stars. Endowed with an uncanny ability to play different voices, attributed to different people, like ‘Don Tapadera’ and ‘Finado Fern├índez’ who was one of the most popular. All of these were living in the imaginary One Bed Hotel (where there is anger all week). Iglesias, under the nickname ‘The Fox’ became one of the comics par excellence of the Spanish 50s. The taglines of his shows soon passed into everyday language, and it became common to hear one, followed by a whistled theme tune. With the advent of television in Spain, Iglesias tried his luck at the new media (Gran Parada). However, his form of linguistic comedy did not survive the adaptations necessary for the changing times.

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Born

  • February, 11, 1915
  • Capital Federal, Argentina

Died

  • March, 04, 1991
  • Santiago Metropolitan, Chile

Cemetery

  • Cementerio de la Chacarita
  • Capital Federal, Argentina

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