Tuesday, March 22, 2016

RIP Pedro 'Chatanuga' Weber

Pedro 'Chatanuga' Weber Dead: Mexican Actor, Comedian Passes Away At 82

Latin Times
Janel Saldana
March 22, 2016

Another great icon of Mexican television has passed away. Pedro Weber, better known as “Chatanuga,” died of heart complications on Tuesday morning. He was 82. According to several sources, the actor and comedian had been dealing with heart complications since 2004. For the last 12 years, he had been receiving medical treatment to control his disease and was forced to follow a riguours diet due to his weight issues.

Born on November 27, 1933 in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, “Chatanuga” participated in aproximadately 200 plays, movies, TV shows, and telenovelas in his native Mexico, where he lived until his very last day. Weber had his big break in theatre, where he was discovered and supported by another great legend of Mexican comedy, Adalberto Martínez, better known as “El Resortes.”

Weber’s career went beyond Mexican telenovelas and films. He was an M.C. at the Caravana Corona for 10 years, and he even accomplished an unusual crossover for an actor when he landed a job in New York’s Madison Square Garden as Stage Director.  Among his greatest films are, “Dos Caballeros de Espada,” “La Duquesa Diabólica,” “Noches de Cabaret,” “Pedro Navaja,” and many more.

In the telenovela world, he landed roles in popular soaps such as “El Privilegio de Amar,” “Carita de Angel,” and “Rebelde. Before he decided to dedicate his life to acting, Weber worked in La Castañeda, a mental institution where he developed in different areas.

WEBER, Pedro (Pedro Manuel Weber Chavez)
Born: 11/27/1933, Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: 3/22/2016, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Pedro Weber’s westerns – actor:
El zurdo – 1965 (Padre de Mario)
El temerario – 1966
El valiente vive… hasta que el cobarde quiere - 1979 (Senor Buenavista)
El siete vidas - 1980

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