Roberto Gmez Bolaos, interpreter of the characters Chaves and Chapolin, would turn 91 this Friday (21). To celebrate the artist's birthday, Google displays a Doodle on the search engine's homepage, showing an illustration with the figure of the actor coming out of a television, surrounded by the word Google. Also known as Chespirito, Bolaos was born on February 21, 1929, in Mexico, and died on November 28, 2014, the victim of a cardiac arrest.
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Doodle is being exhibited in Brazil, Mexico, in several countries in South America, in the United States, in Iceland and in Italy. The figure can be viewed in both the computer and mobile versions of the search engine, and accompanies a link that allows you to share Doodle via Facebook, Twitter and by email. By clicking on the image, Google will reveal search results for the term Roberto Gmez Bolaos.
Google Doodle honors Roberto Bolaos, creator of Chaves and Chapolin Photo: Reproduo / Google
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The illustration was created by the French designer Helene Leroux, a member of the group of illustrators exclusively for Google Doodles, and went through several changes before reaching the final version. I researched some poses that Chespirito used to do and I thought it would make sense to make him leave the TV and smile at the audience to reflect his beloved personality. I hope you make people want to watch Chespirito?s programs and movies again.
Sketches by illustrator Helene Leroux to create Doodle by Roberto Bolaos for Google Photo: Reproduo / Google
Roberto Gmez Bolaos was an actor, comedian, writer, composer, producer and television director who was born in Mexico City and even studied engineering before starting to write for successful radio and television programs in his country. He earned the nickname Chespirito, derived from Sheakesperito, which means Little Sheakespeare, due to his genius and popularity among fans.
The artist became known for creating and starring in some of the most famous series on Mexican television. The first major success was the Chespirito program, in 1970, which was an hour long and brought together some of its most famous characters. It was in this attraction that the artist gave life to Chaves and Chapolin, who later won their own programs. The attractions were exported and translated into more than 50 languages. In Brazil, the series were broadcast by SBT and, recently, by the Multishow channel, and are successful today among viewers of different ages.
Roberto Bolaos playing the character Chaves Photo: Divulgao / SBT
Roberto Bolaos died at the age of 85, at his home in Cancn, Mexico, next to his wife, Florinda Meza, an actress who played Dona Florinda in the series Chaves, with whom he was married for 37 years.
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