Just six days after the death of Matilde Vilariño , this Friday another great star of Cadena Ser’s radio serials has died , Juana Ginzo , a mythical actress from her cast of actors and the voice of ‘Ama Rosa’ . Winner of an Ondas Award in 1957 for her dramatic performances, she was also an announcer during the first stage of the informative program ‘Hora 25’ in the 70s.
ONDAS DE RADIO 1960 AWARD
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In addition, Ginzo was a combative feminist and was in the front row in many demonstrations along with another actress who died just over a month ago: Pilar Bardem .
Ginzo was also one of the first women in Spain to wear pants and a miniskirt and became especially popular since 1953 with Diego Valor and especially since 1959 when she began to interpret the radio serial ‘Ama Rosa’, by Guillermo Sautier Casaseca, which reached become an authentic sociological phenomenon and that with its daily broadcast paralyzed the activity of the country, pending the adventures of the character.
Thanks to his radio success, he also appeared in some films such as’ Novio a la vista ‘(1954), by Luis García Berlanga,’ The thieves are honest people ‘(1956) and’ El tigre de Chamberí ‘(1957) or more recently’ La tobacconist de Vallecas ‘ (1987), by Eloy de la Iglesia and ‘ Antártida ‘ (1995), by Manuel Huerga.
His last activities in front of a microphone were his collaborations, first with Concha García Campoy on ‘Días de radio’ (1993), on Antena 3 Radio and later, between 1999 and 2003 on the program ‘Lo que es la vida’, which Nieves Herrero presented on Radio Nacional de España.
The former head of Documentation of the Ser Ángeles Afuera Network has been one of the many people who have wanted to pay tribute to the actress on Twitter.
A week later, another bad news for radio history. Juana Ginzo, the great personality of the Spanish radio drama, has passed away, a woman who gave voice to many characters, but had her own voice: feminist, progressive and fighter, indomitable and ahead of her time.