Miguel Gila

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Miguel Gila
Born(1919-03-12)12 March 1919
Madrid, Spain
Died13 July 2001(2001-07-13) (aged 82)
Barcelona, Spain
Years active1954-2001

Miguel Gila Cuesta (12 March 1919 – 13 July 2001) was a Spanish comedian and actor. He appeared in 27 films and television shows between 1954 and 1993, and became famous in Spain and Latin America with his comic monologues.

He starred in the film ¡Viva lo imposible!, which was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival. He previously spent some time incarcerated in Valsequillo (until May 1939) and Zamora concentration camps,[1] and later in Madrid prisons like Yeserías, Santa Rita, Carabanchel and, finally, Torrijos, because of having joined the defeated side in the Spanish Civil War.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Susana Arizaga (22 November 2021). "Campos de concentración de la Zamora franquista: Un trozo de pan y una lata de sardinas". La Opinión-El Correo de Zamora (in Spanish).
  2. ^ La cárcel de Carabanchel pide un hueco en la memoria histórica, Soitu, 19 September 2008.
  3. ^ García Razón, Juan Ignacio (13 July 2001). "Muere Miguel Gila, maestro de humoristas". ABC (in Spanish). No. 31, 276. p. 92.

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