Children dressed as "El Chapulin Colorado," or The Red Grasshopper, the character Mexican actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos was known for, release doves during the comedian's memorial service in Mexico City. | (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) Workers sift through salt ponds at the Maras mines in Cuzco, Peru. Show More Summary
It is difficult to overstate the influence that Roberto Gómez Bolaños had on the childhoods of Spanish-speakers all over the globe.
Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the man behind Latin American hero "El Chapulín Colorado," died at age 85.
The death of beloved Mexican comedian Chespirito, born, Roberto Gómez Bolaños has been a great loss to the entertainment world. Chespirito, 85, died from heart failure Friday afternoon in Cancuin. His funeral was held inside the studio where he spent much of his life. Show More Summary
The Mexican TV comedy legend, Chespirito, died on November 28, 2014 at the age of 85 in Cancun, Mexico according to The BBC. Chespirito was a nickname and he was legally known as Roberto Gómez Bolaños. In America, many people that follow...Show More Summary
Mexican comedian and screenwriter Roberto Gomez Bolaños, known by his nickname "Chespirito," passed awayFriday, reports The Los Angeles Times. He was 85. Bolaños had been battling respiratory problems and died of a heart attack at his home in Cancun. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com El Chapulin Colorado El Chavo Live
One of Latin America's biggest comedy stars, Mexican actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos, better known as Chespirito, died Friday in Cancun from heart failure. He was 85. The beloved comedian's career spanned six decades and was highlighted by his signature roles roles in the Televisa series El Chavo del Ocho, El Chapulin Colorado and Chespirito. Show More Summary
In an outpouring of love and respect for a comedic legend and Latin American icon, fans mourned the death of Roberto Gómez Bolaños on twitter. Bolaños died of unspecified causes in Cancún on Friday. He was 85. In a matter of minutes,...Show More Summary
Mexico’s iconic television comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who enchanted generations of Latin American children by playing an orphan who lived in a barrel and a goofy superhero, died Friday aged 85. Gómez Bolaños died in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun, where he retired years ago due to...
Chespirito -- a.k.a. Roberto Gomez Bolanos -- died Friday in Mexico.The iconic comedian passed away at his home... according to Televisa -- the company he worked with for most of his career.Bolanos was beloved for his main character role on the…
Famed Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños passed away today at the age of eighty-five at his home in Cancún.Prior to becoming an actor, Bolaños was an amateur boxer, studied engineering in college and wrote scripts for film and TV. Show More Summary
The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children's programs for decades.
Roberto Gomez Bolanos, the Mexican comedian who wrote and played the boy television character el Chavo del Ocho that defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday, the Televisa television network said. He was 85.
Roberto Gómez Bolaños -- better known among his fans as “Chespirito” -- died on Friday in Cancún, the Mexican news media reports. He was 85. Mexican broadcaster Televisa, for whom Gómez Bolaños worked, first reported the news. The cause...Show More Summary
A couple months ago, Melville House published a biography of Roberto Bolaño, constructed from interviews the author gave throughout his life. At Full-Stop, Andrew Mitchell Davenport reads the biography, suggesting that the preponderance of myths about the author “makes elucidating Bolaño’s biography a moral issue.” Pair with: our own Garth Risk Hallberg’s Bolaño syllabus.
The latest Bolaño, reviewed at M&L. In one of the monologues that make up the long middle section of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives, the eccentric architect Quim Font attempts a taxonomy of reading. There are books, he tells us, for when you’re happy and when you’re sad, for when you’re bored and when you’re calm. Show More Summary
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Roberto Bolaño's A Little Lumpen Novelita, now available in English from New Directions. Yet another Bolaño ? Yes -- but it's not a posthumous one dug out of some drawer:...Show More Summary
So translator Chris Andrews wrote a book on Bolaño: Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction: An Expanding Universe. I’m pretty excited for this one. Andrews is one smart guy, and he’s a fantastic translator who has been extremely close to a number to Bolaño’s best novels. Show More Summary
Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Stonecutter. In the most recent issue, you’ll find our own Lydia Kiesling’s essay on cigarettes and literature; in Issue #2, you’ll find Mark O’Connell discussing Roberto Bolaño’s Between Parentheses. You read that correctly: 50% of all Stonecutter issues feature Millions staffers.
In the Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) Tina Edward Gunawardhana has a Q & A with Chris Andrews -- translator of several books by Roberto Bolaño, as well as books by authors such as César Aira (such as Varamo) and most recently Severina by Rodrigo Rey Rosa.