Who was Roberto Gómez Bolaños, today’s Google Doodle

Roberto Gómez Bolaños is a Mexican screenwriter and actor. Google dedicated today's Doodle to him. Eco who he was

Roberto Gómez Bolaños was a Mexican screenwriter, writer, actor and television author. Many in Italy may not know him, but in Mexico, the United States and Spain he was a true celebrity. Today he would have been 91 years old and Google has decided to remember him by dedicating the Doodle of February 21, 2020.

The life of Roberto Gómez Bolaños has been studded with successes. In the 1950s, in his early twenties, he began working as a scriptwriter with Mexican TV and in a few years established himself as one of the most brilliant authors. Soon he was given the nickname Chespirito, diminutive of the Spanish pronunciation of Shakespeare (phonetically Chekspir), because his stories were similar to those of the English writer. The real success came in the 70s, when he made his debut on Mexican TV in the role of "Chapulin Colorado" and then "Chavo". Two characters that consecrated him in the role of comic actor and thanks to which he obtained several honors, including a lifetime achievement award in the United States.

The life of Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Born on February 21, 1929 in Mexico City to a wealthy family (his mother Elsa Bolaños Cacho was a bilingual secretary, while his father Francisco Gómez Linares was one of the most appreciated painters, cartoonists and illustrators in Mexico), Roberto Gómez Bolaños had a rather quiet adolescence. At the University he decided to enroll in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, but he never finished his studies: his passion was writing and television.

Little more than twenty years old, he began his career as an advertising creative and soon became a film scriptwriter for the duo Viruta and Capulina. After the cinema he moved on to work for Mexican TV, after which he obtained the nickname Chespirito. The success of Roberto Gómez Bolaños continued to grow, so much so that the "Independent Television of Mexico" decided to give him his own program where he played the roles of "Chapulin Colorado" and then "Chavo", two of his most famous characters.

In a few years Roberto Gómez Bolaños became one of the most appreciated and famous people in Mexico and continued with his creative verve to create new successful characters. He also became the protagonist of two films written and interpreted by him: El Chanfle and El Chanfle 2.

In 2013 he obtained a lifetime achievement award in the United States. He died on November 28, 2014 in Cancun due to respiratory complications.