Thanks to his work as an actor, writer, director and comedian, he reached the rankings of the richest men in his country
Seven years after his departure, Roberto Gómez Bolaños continues in force thanks to the great legacy it left in the television industry. ‘El Chavo del Ocho’, ‘El Chapulín Colorado’ and ‘El Chanfle’ are some of the projects that entertained generations. Adults and children remember the endearing characters with great affection.
Some months ago, due to a lack of agreement with Grupo Televisa, El Chavo stopped broadcasting in more than 20 countries after being on the air for about 50 years. This generated discomfort and anguish in thousands of viewers who enjoyed the funny scenes on the small screen.
Bolaños’ great ability to create characters and stories gave him the nickname of Chespirito. It was the director Agustín Delgado who gave him the nickname during the filming of the movie ‘Los Legionarios’ because the filmmaker compared his wit to that of William Shakespeare.
The idea for his most popular show came from a sketch he wrote in which a poor eight-year-old boy argues with a balloon seller in a park. The first character he created was Doctor Chapatín as a parody of doctors and scientists. He always used CH to name his characters: El Chavo, El Chapulín Colorado, Doctor Chapatín, Chaparrón Bonaparte and Vicente Chambón.
He died in 2014 at the age of 85 in Cancun (Mexico) due to respiratory complications. Thanks to his work as an actor, writer, director and comedian He reached a fortune of 50 million dollars according to the calculation made by the Celebrity Net Worth portal.
His wife, actress and comedian Florinda Meza, who became famous for giving life to Doña Florinda and La Popis in the Chavo strip has a net worth of 20 million dollars. According to the site, Carlos Villagrán, who played Quico, and Marie Antoinette of the Snows, who drew thousands of smiles with the tender character of La Chilindrina, each raised 10 million.
El Chavo and La Chilindrina: They entertained several generations of children.
Some of the conflicts between the cast members became public over the years and most of them were generated by money problems. The article also points out that the salaries were not that high and that the actors did not collect royalties, while Chespirito and Televisa benefited.
In that sense, heThe comic series allowed Televisa -since 1992, when the recordings were finished- to receive royalties for US $ 1,700 million, according to data revealed by Forbes magazine in 2012.
The stories of the orphan boy who lived in a neighborhood, along with his friends Quico and la Chilindrina, Don Ramón, Doña Florinda, Doña Clotilde “the witch of 71” and Mr. Barriga, as well as his teacher, Professor Jirafales, are a a fundamental milestone in the history of television and were marked by fire in the memory of many generations.
El Chavo del 8 bears that name because it was originally broadcast on Televisión Independiente de México (TIM), known as “Channel 8”, which later merged with Televisión Vía Satélite (Televisa) and as the program had some notoriety, it retained its name .
Some unpublished photos of the cast of ‘El Chavo del 8’ in dressing rooms
Almost five months after the popular Mexican humorous series ‘El Chavo del Ocho’, after 47 years of continuous success, will cease to be broadcast in more than 20 countries, a series of never-before-seen photos of the cast has transcended on the Internet.The images were published on Instagram by Gache Rivera, the wife of actor Carlos Villagrán, known for playing the role of ‘Quico ‘.
The photos were taken in Venezuela in the late 70s
In them you can see the actors enjoying a moment of rest in the dressing rooms of the Poliedro stadium in Caracas, in Venezuela, during a tour of that South American country in the late 1970s.
The owner of the photos is the wife of the actor who played Quico
The owner of the photographs is pictured together with Ramón Valdés (‘Don Ramón’), Florinda Meza (‘Doña Florinda’), María Antonieta de las Nieves (‘La Chilindrina’), Angelines Fernández (‘La Bruja del 71’), Rubén Aguilar (‘El Professor Jirafales’), Édgar Vivar (‘El Señor Barriga’) and of course, Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who played the ‘Chavo del 8’.
All the actors wear the classic outfits of their respective characters, although on that occasion, with the cameras turned off, they could make the impression of a group of friends who simply got together to talk, amid smiles, relaxation and intimacy.
All actors wear the costumes of the characters
The fans of the program appreciated the dissemination of the photos
The fans of the program thanked in the comments for that unpublished personal collection of photos, which in Rivera’s own words, are his “great treasure”, and that shortly after being taken they became unique, capturing the entire original cast assembled. , before the conflicts that would alienate some of them from the “good neighborhood” arose.