Héctor Ortega Gómez
|Born||12 January 1939|
|Died||3 June 2020 (aged 81)|
|Spouse(s)||María Asunción Stoupignan|
|Children||one son, Damián Ortega|
Héctor Ortega Gómez (12 January 1939 — 3 June 2020) was a Mexican film, television, and theater actor. He was also a screenwriter and a director.
1 Early life
2.1 Union of Cinema Production Workers
3.3 TV series
4 Awards and nominations
8 External links
In 1967 Ortega and María Asunción Stoupignan had a son, Damián Ortega, an artist who began his career as a cartoonist in the newspaper, La Jornada.
Ortega's early work as an actor was primarily in the theatrical field, his first work as an actor was in the film There are no thieves in this village (En este pueblo no hay ladrones) 1964 in which he portrayed an effeminate waiter. After his film debut he appeared in a multitude of films that include Los días del amor, La montaña sagrada, El hombre del puente.
He has appeared in many telenovelas, among them were: Colorina, Cicatrices del alma, Cenizas y diamantes, La última esperanza, La sombra del otro, El privilegio de amar, Mi destino eres tú, Aventuras en el tiempo, Alegrijes y rebujos, La verdad oculta and Querida enemiga.
Ortega has also had an extensive career in theater, both acting and directing.
He has appeared in productions such as ¡Ay Cuauhtémoc no te rajes!, El huevo de Colón, works that he also directed; and in 1822: El año que fuimos imperio for which he received the Best Actor Award by the Mexican Association of Theater Critics (Asociación Mexicana de Críticos Teatrales). He directed works such as Silencio: locos trabajando in which Mexican acting legends such as Héctor Suárez, Fernando Luján, Martha Navarro and Susana Alexander also participated. He directed the theater production Ensalada de locos with Manuel "El Loco" Valdés, Héctor Lechuga and Alejandro Suárez, as well as The accidental death of an anarchist (La muerte accidental de un anarquista) 1983 which was one of the most important works of his career, a production that he also appeared in.
He has also stood out as a scriptwriter and playwright, together with Alfonso Arau, Francisco Córdova and Emilio Carballido he co-wrote the original plot and screenplay for El aguila descalza in 1969. Working together with Arau , Alfonso de la Cabada and the caricaturist Eduardo del Río "Rius", and the comic book Los supermachos for the film Calzonzin Inspector in 1973. In 1976 for the film Cuartelazo, he wrote the original plot and together with Alberto Isaac and María Antonieta Domínguez wrote the screenplay.
In 1976 Ortega made his directing film debut with La palomilla al rescate. The following year he directed his second film Vacaciones misteriosas.
Union of Cinema Production Workers
In April 1994 Ortega was elected General Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Union of Cinema Production Workers, a four-year position that would last only 10 months. He had been part of the union for 17 years (STPC), a union comprised not only of people who work in cinema, but theater, night clubs and clowns as well. Ortega was dismissed in January 1995 after being accused by a sector of the union of a lack of commitment to its members.
In 2012 Ortega participated in the Bellas Artes reading promotional program "Leo… luego existo" (I read, therefore I exist) at the El Cubo in the Tijuana Cultural Center, where he read from his book "Revistas políticas" (Political Magazines).
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