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German Pinelli
Birth: Dec. 15, 1907
Havana
La Habana, Cuba
Death: Nov. 20, 1995
Havana
La Habana, Cuba

Journalist, Actor. An iconoclastic star of Cuban radio, television, stage, and film, he was born in Havana. His voice was first heard on the radio waves when he was 14 years old, and a student at the prestigious Belen School for boys, run by the Jesuits. The Freemasons were raising funds for their orphanage, La Misericordia, by putting on a show at the Campoamor Theater, and they invited young Pinelli to sing. Thirty years later, his face would be the first to appear on Cuban television screens. Pinelli studied piano and guitar and was a musician with the Orchesta Palau. He won a scholarship to study bel canto in Italy, but never received the funds, so he remained in Cuba and studied Theater with his sister, Soledad. When he first approached Goar Mestre, the CEO of CMQ Radio and Television studios, for a job, he was told “he did not have the voice for radio.” The turning point in young Pinelli’s journalistic career came with his daring live coverage of the fight between two rival gangs on the corner of Orfila Street. There, laying on the floor, he reported the bloodbath. After that, his place in Cuban Journalism was secured. This incident began his long and illustrious career. He became known for his wit and ability to hold an audience captive. During his lifetime, he received many honors both from the cultural community as well as from the government.  (bio by: Amorifera) 
 
Burial:
Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón
Havana
La Habana, Cuba
 
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Originally Created by: Amorifera
Record added: Jan 16, 2006
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Querido Padre, en momentos de tristeza, me remonto al Paraiso de rosas que sembraste en nuestro jardin.
- Amorifera
 Added: Mar. 25, 2017
Recordando con el afán con que armabamos el tren y la aldea debajo del arbolito.
- Amorifera
 Added: Dec. 25, 2016

- Noor
 Added: Jun. 20, 2016
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