Enrique Muíño

Category: Actor
Birth Date: In 1882 (†In May 1956)
Birth Place: Laracha (A Coruña)

He emigrated to Buenos Aires when he was twelve. When he said he wanted to become an actor, his father made him enter the Army. In 1902, he became an actor after finishing the military service. Ezequiel Soria offered him the possibility to play some important parts.

 Work & Activities

He performed the Spanish classics and the Creole or gaucho comic sketches for several years. He went on tour all over Galicia with 'Muiño-Alippi' Group in 1922, also performing in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, San Sebastián and Bilbao. He also made films such as Los habitante de la leonera (1918), Los cadetes de San Martín (1937), Viento Norte (1937), Callejón sin salida (1938), El viejo doctor (1939), Alas de mi patria (1939), Así es la vida (1939), Huella (1940), El cura gaucho (1941), El viejo Hucha (1942), Su mejor alumno (1944), Caballito criollo and El abuelo. Once he retired, he devoted himself to painting and made exhibitions at 'Witcomb' gallery.

 Other Interesting Aspects

When he was in Spain, he was paid an homage in A Coruña and the Galician Centre in Madrid. In 1941, he was awarded the prize to the best actor at the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences in Argentina.