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Enrique Álvarez Félix (April 5, 1934 – May 24, 1996) was a Mexican actor, known for his roles in telenovelas and films, such as El Monasterio de los Buitres and La Casa del Pelícano.[2][3]

Family and personal life

Enrique Álvarez Félix was the son of Mexican actress María Félix and her first husband, Enrique Álvarez Alatorre. When his parents divorced in 1938, his mother lived for a time at home with her own parents until 1939, when she traveled with Enrique to Mexico City. Soon after, her ex-husband took Enrique.[4] He never married, but was a stepson of Jorge Negrete and stepbrother of Diana Negrete. According to Mexican novelist and essayist Carlos Fuentes, Álvarez Félix was purportedly sexually frustrated and had an Oedipus complex.[5]

Death

Enrique Álvarez Félix died from a heart attack on early morning by Friday, May 24, 1996, aged 62.[6]

Telenovelas

Álvarez's last acting role was "Leonardo" in Marisol (1996). The title character, Leonardo's niece, was played by Erika Buenfil; Leonardo's wife, Ámparo, was played by Claudia Islas.[9] He died two days after the episode in which his character, Leonardo, was killed off.[10]

Films

  • El charro inmorotal (1955)
  • Simón del Desierto (1964)
  • Los Cuervos están de luto (1965)
  • Las dos Elenas (1965)
  • Casa de Mujeres (1966)
  • Réquiem por un un canalla (1966)
  • Los jinetes de la bruja (1966)
  • Los caifanes (1966)
  • Los años verdes (1966)
  • Tres noches de locura (1968)
  • Crónica de un cobarde (1968)
  • Trampa para un cádaver (1969)
  • Narda o el verano (1970)
  • Los ángeles de la tarde (1970)
  • La primavera de los escorpiones (1971)
  • Victoria (1972)
  • Los perturbados (1972)
  • El Monasterio de los Buitres (1973)
  • El amor no tiene cara de mujer (1973)
  • Laberinto de pasiones (1975)
  • La Casa del Pelícano (1978)[11][12][13]

Family tree

Josefina Güereña Rosas de Félix
María de los Ángeles Félix Güereña
(1914 – 2002)
Bernardo Félix Flores
Enrique Álvarez Félix
(1935 – 1996)
Don Álvarez
Enrique Álvarez Alatorre
Doña Alatorre

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture, Volume 1 by Cordelia Candelaria, Peter J. García and Arturo J. Aldama
  2. ^ Freud's Mexico: Into the Wilds of Psychoanalysis by Rubén Gallo
  3. ^ The Hidden God: Film and Faith by Mary Lea Bandy, Antonio Monda, p. 287. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2004.
  4. ^ Félix (1993), vol. 1, pp. 65-75
  5. ^ Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women: A Biographical Dictionary by Cynthia Tompkins and David William Foster
  6. ^ Muerte de Enrique Álvarez Félix
  7. ^ Corazón salvaje on IMDb
  8. ^ Rina on IMDb
  9. ^ Marisol on IMDb
  10. ^ Álvarez profile at IMDb
  11. ^ La Casa del Pelícano on IMDb
  12. ^ Álvarez Félix's role as "Nilo" in La Casa del Pelícano is enduringly controversial. He played a son of raped woman, Margarita Ramírez (played by Jacqueline Andere). At the end of the film, Margarita castrates Nilo.[why?]
    Dictionary of Mexican Literature; edited by Eladio Cortes.
  13. ^ Celluloid Nationalism and Other Melodramas by Susan Dever, pg. 185. "For spectators who followed national news reports about the late Enrique Álvarez Félix's allegedly difficult relationship with (his) real-life mother María Félix, it may be hard to ignore the irony of Álvarez Félix's character suffering castrating stabs."

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