Monday, March 30, 2015

RIP Matilde Conesa

Matilde Conesa, voice actress of the Bruja Avería  and Angela Channing dies.

El Mundo

The announcer and radio actress Madrid Matilde Conesa, who gave voice to the breakdown Witch "Crystal Ball" and Angela Channing in Falcon Crest TV series, died Sunday at age 86.

Matilde Conesa was born in Madrid in 1928, began her career with small roles in film and as an announcer on Radio SEU after Youth Radio.  In 1948 she was hired at Radio Madrid for the picture of actors who then conducted National episodes.

Her first soap opera was ''Un clavel en el frac', and later became famous first as a radio serial actress at the time of the "boom" of radio-fifties.

She played mostly dramatic roles but also made ​​some comedies, as Sister St. Sulpice brothers Alvarez Quintero, and the famous Matilde, Perico and Periquín evening series.

Other successful series were ‘Lo que nunca muere’, ‘Ama rosa’ and ‘La dama de las camelias’, always in the company of the late Pedro Pablo Ayuso.

At the same time she was ​​dubbing films and television series put her voice to the mothers of "En familia" and ‘Vicki el vickingo’.

She remained in Radio Madrid until 1985, when ended the famous Los Porretas series, and then went on to collaborate with TVE in ‘The Crystal Ball’ series that lasted until 1988, and "The Leper Bishop," another serial in which she acted in person for the first time.

Shee won several awards, including the Actors Union, the Special Award A Life of dubbing (2006) and several Ondas Awards (1955, 1971, 1999).

Her latest award, the Gold Medal of the Academy of Radio, was obtained in February 2014

She was the widow of Julio Montijano, who was also an actor in radio. They had a daughter Carolina who also is dedicated to dubbing.

CONESA, Matilde (Matilde Conesa Valls)
Born: 4/13/1928, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: 3/29/2015, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Matilde Conesa’s westerns – voice actress:
Relevo para un pistolero – 1963 [Spanish voice of Silvia Solar]
Fast Hand is Still My Name - 1973 [Spanish voice of Celine Bessy]
Garden of Venus - 1979 [Spanish voice of Isela Vega]

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