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Date Posted: Friday, October 16, 11:15:02am
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Carmen Sevilla turns 90 with no memories. Artist and presenter lives mired in Alzheimer's fog. ...
Lavanguardia.com / BEGOÑA CORZO SUÁREZ, BARCELONA
October 16, 2020
She enamored Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jorge Negrete, Cantinflas... At the age of 20 she became the sweetheart of Spain, and a decade later, was allowed to turn her back on Hollywood and a succulent five-year contract in the film mecca. She is still one of the most beloved characters of the Spanish public, even if she no longer remembers. Today Carmen Sevilla turns 90 years in the fog of the Alzheimers disease that took her mother at the age of 100, just the same day in 2004, in which the artist became a grandmother.
María del Carmen García Galisteo, Sevillian spark of the neighborhood of Heliopolis, remembers nothing she was, even if everyone remembers her. At the age of 14 he danced for Estrellita Castro, for which his father and grandfather composed coplas, among other artists of the time. Carmencita sang, danced, advertised, starred in a sentimental of films and did not get attached to the stage until a jealous husband wanted her just for him.
The audience began to fall in love with her beauty, smile and irresistible rogue naivety in 1948, when she shared screen with Jorge Negrete in Jalisco sings in Seville. Four years later came another of his great roles, Imperial Violets, with Luis Mariano. There was so much chemistry that then they shot El sueño de Andalucía and La bella de Cádiz. From there she became indispensable on television, singing, dancing and acting. As Elisabeth Taylor, it was Cleopatra and Yul Brynner, her Mark Antony, in 1972.
In 2013 she began to forget who he was. She no longer remembers that she married twice, Augusto Algueró (1961) and with which she herself has defined as the great love of her life, Vicente Patuel (1985). The musician gave her a son, Augustus, and many upsets. He was jealous and came to time the length of Carmen's kisses in her films. She composed I want you my life, which Nino Bravo sang, thinking of Carmen. But also Noelia, thinking of another... In 1974, the artist said enough and, despite her strong religious convictions, filed for divorce.
Businessman Vicente Patuel,who he met in 1948, came to the rescue of her sadness. They married in 1985 and the films were over for Carmen, who gladly agreed and in love to lock themselves into Extremaduran countryside.
She was so mediatic Carmen Sevilla that for her wedding she collected 30 million pesetas, a barbarity for the time. To preserve the exclusive and laving Goyesque wedding dress she wore, even the artist's son did not attend the link. Patuel prided he himself on having the star exclusively for him for 20 years, but in 1991 Carmen was back on television. The 300,000 pesetas she earned per show featuring the Telecupón in place of Belén Rueda soon convinced her second jealous husband.
Carmen Sevilla made it to television finding the viewers became fond of her side as an endearing presenter, her "sheep" and her "cuponsito" She conducted contests such as The Zodiac Game and shared presenter duties with Agustín Bravo. The new century gave him neighborhood cinema and the bells of 2003, on TVE. In 2005 she dared to dance hip hop in Mira who dances.
Her fun became sad Alzheimers, and in 2010 she had to leave Neighborhood Cinema, at the age of 80, a year after she was diagnosed with the disease. she left the small screen and all his public activity and became a patient of a specialized residence in the Madrid town of Aravaca, where he only receives the visit of a friend and his son, Augustus, a jealous guardian of the artist's decline, and who has been criticized for his decision to protect his mother from public scrutiny.
The star alternated her night presence on television with sheep farming on a cattle farm in Herrera del Duque (Badajoz), the estate where she was left alone after Patuel's sudden death in 2000.
Today, the charismatic and laughing Carmen Sevilla, taken for dead in an unfortunate mistake last Sunday on Twitter,
will not be able to blow out the candles of her 90th birthday, but surely an entire country will do it for her, as in her best times.
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