Tuesday, November 15, 2016

RIP Iván Tabau

Death of cultural journalist Ivan Tubau

In his long career he performed activities as diverse as the direction of the magazine 'Play Boy' or the presentation and management of several television spots

La Vanguardia

Ivan Tubau cultural journalist died Sunday at age 79. Tubau, born in Barcelona in 1937, always assured that he was born "in a sad time, in a sad country" as illustrated by the loss of his father, a convinced anarchist, in the Argelès refugee camp when he was only four years-old.

In his travels in Europe and America during his youth, Tubau built a multifaceted personality that allowed him to become a benchmark of cultural journalism. In his long career he served as diverse as the direction of the magazine Play Boy or presentation and direction of several television spots in the 80's activities.

A graduate of Journalism and Dramatic Arts in Madrid, he was a professor of cultural journalism at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona since the 90s, an activity that combined with his facet of writer and poet, which led him to publish several works, both literary and academic.

Among the awards garnered by Ivan Tubau they highlight that he was awarded for his poetry in Catalan Enric Ferran (1991), Jocs Florals (2001) and Ausiàs March (2003).

In 2005 he was driving with fourteen other intellectual manifesto "By creating a new political party in Catalonia", the embryo of what would become the Citizens Party.

The family of Tubau has informed today that the farewell ceremony will take place this Tuesday in Tanatorio de Les Corts de Barcelona.

Born: 8/17/1937, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Died: 11/13/2016, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Iván Tabau’s westerns – actor:
Gunfighters of Casa Grande – 1964 (Pecos)
Finger on the Trigger – 1965

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