Carlos Bravo: What happened to the most famous journalist in the entire Cine de Oro?

Carlos Bravowho was also known as “Carl Hills”was one of the most recognized supporting actors in the entire history of Mexican cinema, however, he is rarely talked about due to the little information available about his career, so on this occasion we will remember a little of his brilliant artistic career and we will tell you what we know about his personal life.

The actor’s full name was Carlos Bravo y Fernandezwho was born on July 16, 1915 in Mexico City and as far as is known has always developed within an artistic environment because his father was Víctor Bravo, a renowned music teacher specializing in classical guitar. Although there is little information about his childhood and adolescence, it is known that studied at the Industrial School of Arts and Crafts of Tolucatime later and thanks to his knowledge in printing had an approach to journalism so he begins to work as a reporter for a fortnightly magazine where he was assigned to cover the entire national film scene.

Carlos Bravo (center) had a brilliant career in the movies. Photo: Special

Until now, It is unknown how his first foray into the cinema washowever, it was at the end of the 1940s when he began to have a presence in different Cine de Oro films in which he had small roles almost always as journalist, butler, police officer, lawyer and even judge, At this time, “Carl Hillos”, as the actor called himself, shared credits with the greatest figures of cinema such as Pedro Infante, Germán Valdés “Tin Tan”, Jorge Negrete, Andrés Soler, Fernando Soto “Mantequilla”, Manolín and Schillinsky and many more.

Carlos Bravo also made multiple movie appearances as a butler. Photo: Special

Carlos Bravo was also known as “The Dean of Journalists” Within Mexican cinema, it is important to mention that despite his acting work, he did not stop writing for different media, in addition, he was a fundamental part of the creation of the PECIME (Film Journalists of Mexico AC) institution that created the important prize of “Las Diosas de Plata” and as if that were not enough, it was also founder of the National Association of Actors (ANDA).

Due to recognition within the acting and journalistic guild, Carlos Bravo was able to easily overcome the transition of the end of the Golden Cinema Era and continued to have a great activity within the national film industry, in addition, also participated in different television spaces and even in the theater performing small roles, as he did throughout his career.

“Carl Hillos” acted together with great figures of the cinema. Photo: Special

During the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Carlos Bravo participated in different genres of cinema such as comedy, the so-called file movies or sexy comedies, fiction, action and others of a social nature, it is estimated that throughout his career “Carl Hillos appeared in more than 400 films for which he received different awards and recognitions for his outstanding career.

Carlos Bravo made different tapes with “La India María” in the final stretch of his career. Photo: Special

As for his personal life, Carlos Bravo was married to Cony de la Peña and it is known that he had three childrenbeing Charles Second the best known because it is one of the most recognized dubbing actors in Mexico since he has lent his voice to countless characters such as “Alf”, “Woody”, “Ibiki Morino”, “Pícoro” and “Goofy”, just to mention a few.

“Carl Hillos” died in November 1997, he was 82 years old and it is unknown what were the circumstances in which his life ended, however, after his death he became a legend of Mexican cinema because he had a sui generis career.


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