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Raul Anthony Chavez

  • Birth 14 Feb 1926 Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Death 25 Nov 2012 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section C-13 Row B Site 282
  • Memorial ID 101685768

Latino Television Personality. Born in Mexico, Raul and his family immigrated to the United States to escape the turmoil in Mexico after the Mexican revolution. His family settled in Los Angeles, where he attended school and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a flight engineer. After the Navy, he attended Pasadena Playhouse School of Theater in California, studying acting, radio and TV production. While in California, he appeared in the 1948 pioneering TV drama, "Space Patrol;" the "Lone Ranger;" "The Ruggles;" "But Not Goodbye;" "No Time for Comedy;" "Bird of Paradise" and "Beauty and the Beast." In 1951, he moved to Mexico City where he assisted in the creation of Mexico's first TV station, XHTV Canal 4. He also appeared as the newscaster on XEB of the "Noticiero General Motors" and "Paging the News" on XEVIP. Also, during this time, he became one of the first TV producers in Mexico, with, among others, the first live broadcasts of the Pan-American Races to his credit. Later, he became one of Mexico's most prominent advertising executives, working for Kodak, Goodrich, British American Tobacco, Sterling Drug and Vendor-Rollins. For many years, he was the radio voice of bull fighting at the Plaza de Toros México. He also was the Boy Scouts of America representative at the Scouts de México. In 1974, he returned to Dallas, Texas, where he began working for the Boy Scouts National Headquarters, first as Director of Communications and as Associate Director of Catholic Relationships until his retirement. After retiring from the Boy Scouts, he moved to Houston and appeared in many local television commercials and did voice work in animated programs, including being featured as all of the characters (except "the burro") in "The Legend of the Christmas Flower," an animated film nominated for an Emmy Award.

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  • Originally Created by: Rick Kauffman
  • Added: 3 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101685768
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Raul Anthony Chavez (14 Feb 1926–25 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101685768, citing Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .