Matilde Vilariño, The Voice Of Maya The Bee, Dies At 100
Matilde Vilariño , dubbing actress for movies and radio soap operas, has died at the age of 100. The actress became famous for her role as the child Periquín, in the serial ‘Matilde, Perico y Periquín’, produced by Cadena Ser and broadcast for 16 years, from 1955 to 1971.
And she was also the voice of little Pablito Calvo in the film ‘Marcelino, pan y vino’ (1955), an actor whom he also dubbed in ‘My Uncle Jacinto’ (1956), ‘An Angel Passed Through Brooklyn’ (1957) and ‘Totó y Pablito’ (1958).
Vilariño, who entered radio at the end of the 1940s and made radio compatible with dubbing, was awarded the Ondas de radio 1960 Award for best actress. And she was also the voice in Spain of “the mischievous and sweet” Maya the bee, as the song says, in the Japanese cartoons produced by Nippon Animation Company in 1975, and of Vickie the Viking, protagonist of the homonymous series made between 1972 and 1974.
She dominated all genres and characters and in an interview in the 90s she herself regretted that she was pigeonholed within the characters of children, because she claimed to have done “everything.”
Ángeles Afuera , former head of Documentation for Cadena Ser, has been one of the many people who have wanted to pay tribute to the actress on Twitter.
It is with great sorrow that I have to communicate the death of Matilde Vilariño, radio actress, member of the @La_SER Cast of Actors . The most precious voice of a child on Spanish radio. He had just turned 100 years old.