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|Born||Joaquín Pardavé Arce
September 30, 1900
Pénjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico
|Died||July 20, 1955
Mexico City, Mexico
|Spouse(s)||Soledad Rebollo (m. 1925–55)|
Joaquín Pardavé Arce (September 30, 1900 – July 20, 1955) was a Mexican film actor, director, songwriter and screenwriter of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. He was best known for starring and directing various comedy films during the 1940s. In some of them, Pardavé paired with one of Mexico's most famous actresses, Sara García, the films which they starred are El baisano Jalil, El barchante Neguib, El ropavejero, and La familia Pérez. Both actors had on-screen chemistry together, and are noted for playing a wide variety of comic characters from Lebanese foreigners to middle-class Mexicans.
Pardavé was born to Spanish immigrants Joaquín Pardavé Bernal and Delfina Arce Contreras, theater actors, in Pénjamo, Guanajuato. His parents came to Mexico with the theatrical company "Betril".
After the death of his mother in 1916, Pardavé decided to settle in the city of Monterrey where he worked as a telegrapher in the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México, there he composed the song "Carmen" dedicated to his girlfriend Carmen Delgado. Three years later, he returns to Mexico City after he is aware of the death of his father.
At age 18, Joaquin Pardavé followed the footsteps of his parents. He began his acting career in the operetta Los sobrinos del capitán Grant, in the company of his uncle Carlos Pardavé when he asked to meet an actor. Later he joined the company of Jose Campillo, where he met and teamed for 12 years, Roberto "Panzón" Soto. His first role in this company was in the operetta La banda de las trompetas (1920), later he won fame in the Mexican Rataplan Journal (1925).
He started his film career in the silent-film era. Pardavé's film debut was in Viaje redondo in 1919. He participated in other films such as El águila y el nopal (1929), Águilas frente al sol (1932), La zandunga (1937), La tía de las muchachas (1938), En tiempos de Don Porfirio (1939).
Juan Bustillo Oro contracted Pardavé to co-star with Cantinflas in the comedy film Ahí está el detalle (1940). In the film, Pardavé portrays "Cayetano Lastre" the rich and jealous husband of Sofía Álvarez's character Dolores del Paso. The character is later entreated to believe that Cantinflas' "pelado" character is his wife's long-lost brother, the person whom Lastre was eagerly waiting for to reclaim his wife's inheritance. Other co-stars in the film were Sara García and Dolores Camarillo. Ahí está el detalle was ranked thirty-seventh among the top 100 films of Mexican cinema.
Later in the 1940 decade, Pardavé worked in ¡Ay, qué tiempos señor don Simón! (1941) and Yo bailé con don Porfirio (1942). In 1942 he debuts as a film director with El baisano Jalil starring himself and Sara García as "Jalil and Suad Farad", Lebanese entrepreneurs settled in Mexico. Film and theater actress Sara García would soon become Pardavé's on-screen partner. Both starred in the films El barchante Neguib (1946) also as Lebanese-immigrants, El ropavejero (1947), and La familia Pérez (1949).
In 1925, Pardavé met Soledad Rebollo whom he married on October 26, 1925. Soledad became the love of his life, his inspiration from where the songs "Plegaria", "Bésame en la boca", "Negra consentida", and "Varita de Nardo" flourished.
On July 20, 1955, at three-o'clock in the morning, Joaquín Pardavé died victim of a heart stroke caused by stress of excess of work, he was participating in two films simultaneously and in the theatrical play, Un Minuto de Parada. After his death, a rumor started to circulated: that of Pardavé being buried alive. The actor's niece María Elena Pardavé Robles confirmed that the rumor was a lie. She quoted "Joaquín Pardavé was not buried alive like many people believe. His remains have never been exhumed, not even when his wife died. She, my aunt, occupies a place in the same tomb, but my uncle's remains where never exhumed... we insist that his coffin has never been opened. That is how we categorically deny the rumors that circulate".
- La virtud desnuda (1955) as Don Zacarías Martínez
- Club de señoritas (1955) as Susanito Peñafiel
- Las medias de seda (1955) as Don Juan
- A los cuatro vientos (1954) as padrino
- Pueblo, canto y esperanza (1954) as padre Acisclo
- El mil amores (1954) as Chabelo
- Reportaje (1953) as robber with Arabic accent
- El casto Susano (1952) as Susano Alegre y Rematado
- Doña Mariquita de mi corazón (1952) as Ubaldo
- Ésos de Pénjamo (1952) as Dr. Porfirio Rojas
- Del can can al mambo (1951) as Susanito
- Mi campeón (1951) as Chóforo Moreno
- Primero soy mexicano (1950) as Don Ambrosio
- La familia Pérez (1948) as Gumaro Pérez
- Ojos de juventud (1948) as Pascual
- Los viejos somos así (1948) as Prudencio Sarasate
- La niña de mis ojos (1946) as Curro Claveles
- El ropavejero (1946) as Cirilo
- Don Simón de Lira (1946) as Don Simón de Lira
- El barchante Neguib (1945) as Neguib
- Los nietos de don Venancio (1945) as Don Venancio Fernández
- La reina de la opereta (1945) as Margarito Pimentel
- El gran Makakikus (1944) as Narciso Escalera
- Los hijos de don Venancio (1944) as Don Venancio Fernández
- Como todas las madres (1944) as Feliciano González
- México de mis recuerdos (1943) as Don Susanito Peñafiel
- El sombrero de tres picos (1943) as Don Hermógenes de Alabastro
- Adiós juventud (1943) as Hilarión Medinilla
- Cinco fueron escogidos (1942) as Glinko
- Yo bailé con don Porfirio (1942) as Don Severo de los Ríos
- El baisano Jalil (1942) as Jalil Farad
- El ángel negro (1942) as Luciano del Roble
- Esa mujer es la mía (1942) as el the false husband
- Caballería del imperio (1942) as Joaquín Abasolo
- El que tenga un amor (1942) as Simón Regalado
- Mil estudiantes y una muchacha (1941) as Atenodoro Soriano
- ¿Quién te quiere a ti? (1941) as the ugly guy
- ¡Ay qué tiempos señor don Simón! (1941) as Don Simón
- Cuando los hijos se van (1941) as Casimiro
- Al son de la marimba (1940) as Agapito Cuerda
- El jefe máximo (1940) as Serapio Rea
- Ahí está el detalle (1940) as Cayetano Lastre
- ¡Que viene mi marido! (1939) as Valeriano
- En tiempos de don Porfirio (1939) as Don Rodrigo Rodríguez
- Viviré otra vez (1939) as Chufas
- En un burro tres baturros (1939) as Isidro Herráiz
- Caballo a caballo (1939) as Espiridión Espérides
- Hombres del aire (1939) as Bigotes
- Cada loco con su tema (1938) as Justiniano Conquián
- El señor alcalde (1938) as el drugstore owner
- Luna criolla (1938) as stutterer
- La tía de las muchachas (1938) as Goyo Becerra
- Los millones de Chaflán (1938) as Rómulo Valdés
- Tierra brava (1938) as Benito
- La Zandunga (1937) as Don Catarino
- Mi candidato (1937) as Prócoro
- Canción del alma (1937) as Sergeant Napoleón Régules
- Jalisco nunca pierde (1937) as Filogonio
- Bajo el cielo de México (1937) as Salomón
- Revista musical (1934)
- Águilas frente al sol (1932) as Wu Li Wong
- El águila y el nopal (1929) as the rancher's nephew
- Viaje redondo (1919)
- "PARDAVÉ Arce, Joaquín". Retrieved 11 September 2011.
- "Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Mexico - Biografia de Joaquin Pardave". Retrieved 11 September 2011.
- "Cine mexicano: Ahí está el detalle (1940)". Retrieved 21 September 2011.
- Joaquín Pardavé at the Internet Movie Database
- (Spanish) Joaquín Pardavé at the Cinema of Mexico site of ITESM.