Evita Muñoz 'Chachita' dies at 79
Mexican actress, who began her career during the so-called Golden Age of Mexican cinema, died today in Mexico City
August 23, 2016
After two months of a severe case of pneumonia that was gradually eroding her health, the actress Evita Muñoz "Chachita" died today at 17:15, a victim of respiratory failure at 79 years of age, said her husband, Hugo Macías Macotela.
The death of "Chachita" occurred Tuesday at 17:15 hours in a private hospital in the Roma neighborhood of this city, after several hours of agony.
Unfortunately my wife was and I am undone. It was something we already expected, because her health was complicated in recent days. It all began two months ago with pneumonia, then her gall bladder failed and pneumonia returned until it took her, said Hugo Macotela.
He explained that specialists informed him and his children and that conditions were not favorable and they had the option to intubate order to keep her alive through a ventilator; however, they decided not to.
"Chachita and I did not talk about death, but once commented that if either of us faced a situation like this, the other must decide that the artificial respirator was not the option to continue living.
I was assigned responsibility in accordance with my children. It is the saddest thing that can exist, the hardest of decisions, he said in a telephone interview.
The renowned actress of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema died with her husband, her three children Eva Martha, Hugo and Mauritius, as well as their grandchildren at her bedside.
"Ultimately, we do not talk anything about what would come next if either of us was going before the other. In 60 years of being together, we said everything, she knows how much I loved her and how much it hurts for her departure ".
A "Chachita" Hugo Macías Macotela will remember "with great joy because she was a wonderful wife. She'll always be present, he said.
The remains of the actress remain in the hospital while the family decides the place where they will be veiled, and her final resting place.
Evita Maria Muñoz Ruiz was born on November 26, 1936, in Orizaba, Veracruz. The only daughter of actor and singer Francisco "Paco" Muñoz and Ernestina Ruiz, she began her career during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema before her fourth birthday.
She starred in films from the age of four and made at six and for 70 years an uninterrupted career she had established himself as an artist with achievements in film, television, theater, radio, nightclub and circuses.
She began her career in “The Secret of the Priest” and after her second film: “Ay Jalisco”, she is not seen until (1941), with Gloria Marin and Jorge Negrete, when she received the nickname Chachita!.
Evita triumphed as a great child star in the film “Morenita Clear”, after which she continued in the same line with “Small Madrecita” (1944), “Daughter Clown” (1946)! How Green was My Father, Chachita the Triana” (1947) and “I Sell Black Eyes (1948).
Her popularity led her to venture into radio programs The Legion of early risers in the XEQ.
In 1947 she signed a contract with CBS in New York for the radio series ‘Adventures of a Girl’, broadcast throughout Central and South America, and produced by Carlos Montalban. In the late 50’s she participated in the program Risámetro.
To promote her film “Daughter Clown” (1946), in which she appeared next to an elephant and trained dogs, she learned to play the marimba and botellófono. She made personal appearances in Circus Atayde Brothers when she was just eight years-old.
In her teens she co-starred with Pedro Infante in the film trilogy “We Poor” (1948), “You Rich” (1948) and “Pepe El Toro” (1952), bringing a new cycle within the national cinema.
The actress is credited with 11 telenovelas, as the successful Gutierritos and 45 plays, as well as a number of films as “Guardian El Salvador Dog” (1950), “The Two Huerfanitas” (1950) and the “Christ of My Head” (1951) .
In addition to “The Children of the Street” (1951), “The Poor Always go to Heaven” (1951), “The Daughter of the Other” (1951), “A Street Between You and Me” (1952), “Our Father” (1953), “That was Pancho Villa” (1957) and “The Madness of Rock and Roll” (1957).
Her talent led her to star in television as a cheerleader on the game show as hitazo! And later in Action!, Kodak, as well as starring in several series like Crown of Tears (1964), Indecency (1970), La Sister Pawl (1969) and Death is Punctual (1967), among others.
Also, in her role as interpreter and imitator mambo, she made presentations in the Philippines, Japan and South Korea.
As a pioneer of telenovelas, she achieved fame by acting in “Gutierritos” in 1958, directed by and starring Rafael Banquells. It was the second melodrama that occurred in Mexico, but the one who started the furor over this genre among the Mexican population.
The actress was married on February 14, 1958 with Hugo Macías Macotela, producer and director of the series the appointed time, they had three children: Eva Martha, Hugo and Mauritius.
That same year, she participated in the films “Man I like” (1958) and “Under the Sky of Mexico”. Then followed “My Parents are Divorced” (1959), “My Child, My Horse and I” (1959), “In Each Show Love and Dumb and Crazy” (1961).
Famous for her histrionic qualities, she also appeared on the small screen in ‘Toy World’ (1974) and ‘Two Women in My House’ (1984), in addition to its participation in issues of the Women, cases of real life.
Her comedic led her to intervene in music and programs that were the cornerstone of her consecration as one of the best Mexican actresses of her time, being the series “We Gomez” (1987) further success in her career.
Among her recent appearances are “Seraphim: The Movie” (2001) and soap operas as ‘Droplet of Love’ (1998), ‘Never Forget You, Jane Eyre’ (1999), ‘Always Love You’ (2000) and ‘Against All Odds’ (2005).
In 2006 Chachita was invited to unveil the commemorative plaque for the 100 performances of the staging of the monologue Golda's Balcony, starring Fanny Sarfati.
In 2008 Chachita participated in “Beware the Angel” as Candelaria, a laundress, next to Maite Perroni and William Levy, based on the original novel by writer Delia Fiallo.
A year later, she took part in the children 's program Sesame Street, where she served as granny for several seasons; she collaborated with artists like Sergio Corona and Mariana Garza, along with the characters "Abelardo", "Lola," "Pancho" and others.
The actress had a special participation in the program As the saying goes, and received several awards for her artistic career as a tribute by the National Association of Actors (ANDA) for having exceeded 55 years of membership in the association.
She also participated in emissions of La Rosa de Guadalupe program, in which she played "Tina" in the episode ‘Growing up With Joy’.
She also celebrated 71 years of artistic career, so the National Association of Actors (ANDA), gave her a tribute for its 55th birthday in addition to membership in that organization.
Also, in May 2011 she was honored by the Veracruz Cultural Center, for her many years dedicated to acting.
In 2012, she was honored by the staging If they let us, to highlight 71 years of artistic career. In this assembly it was applauded by a public standing crying degree of reach for the emotional moment.
She also received an award that honored her outstanding career, by the organizers of the National Livestock Exposition and Livestock Industry 2012.
In the same 2012 and 2013, she participated in the telenovela ‘How Beautiful Love; as "Doña Prudencia" under the command of Salvador Mejia, whose film roles carried out by Jorge Salinas and Danna García.
In June 2013, she starred in an episode of the program unit ‘La Rosa de Guadalupe’.
In recent years, she remained in force on television with the broadcasting of several of his films, especially “The Poor” and “Us You Rich”.
Although more than 60 years the poor have been run, under the orders of Ismael Rodriguez have elapsed, the film, considered one of the best in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, still is transmitted by broadcast television channels.
MUNOZ, Evita (Evita Maria Muñoz Ruiz)
Born: 11/26/1936, Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico
Died: 8/23/2016, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Evita Munoz’s westerns – actress:
Beautiful Michoacan – 1943 (Chachita)
This Was Pancho Villa – 1957 (Remedios)