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Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

  • Birth 11 Dec 1928 Havana, La Habana, Cuba
  • Death 16 Apr 1996 Havana, La Habana, Cuba
  • Burial Havana, La Habana, Cuba
  • Memorial ID 16767660

Motion-Picture Director. Born in Havana, he became Cuba's most popular and influential filmaker. Some of his work mildly satirized life under the Castro regime. Alea is probably best known for directing "Strawberry and Chocolate" (1994), the first Cuban movie to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. His other credits include "La Caperucita Roja" (1947), "Una Confusión Cotidiana" (1950), "The Twelve Chairs" (1962), "La Muerte de un Burócrata" (1966), "Memories of Underdevelopment" (1968), "Cartas del Parque" (1989), and "Guantanamera" (1995). His wife was actress Mirta Ibarra.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 25 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16767660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (11 Dec 1928–16 Apr 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16767660, citing Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón, Havana, La Habana, Cuba ; Maintained by Find A Grave .