Gaspar Henaine “Capulina” He celebrated his birthday in a big way every January 6 with family gatherings because the celebrations of his birth day, his name day, his wedding anniversary and the name day of his son, also called Gaspar, coincided.
This was shared by the comedian’s eldest son through a video broadcast on social networks, on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of the actor known as the King of White Humor.
Gaspar Henaine was born on January 6, 1926 in Chignahuapan, Puebla, where he lived until he was 6 years old, before his family moved to Mexico City.
One of the anecdotes of “Capulina’s” birthdays is that she had one of her relatives bake a Rosca de Reyes that was special because it had a large number of Children of God, in such a way that practically all attendees obtained one of the small traditional figures in this bread that is traditional in Mexico every January 6th.
Each one of the people who obtained a figure from the bagel had to contribute 20 pesos, said the actor’s son, and at the end there was a raffle, with the mechanics of writing down each of the names of those who contributed money, and the They were drawing from a tombola one by one, until they reached the last one, who was the person who kept the money collected.
“Capulina” is one of the most important comic characters in Mexican show business, played by Gaspar Henaine, whose nickname arose in the 1940s. He was part of the famous Los Trincas trio, a group dedicated to making humorous music to amuse a adult audience.
His character began to take shape when, still in the Los Trincas trio, he began doing some imitations.
Los Trincas was a group dedicated to entertaining the adult audience.
How was Capulina’s career
At the age of 10, he made his film debut with a brief participation in Allá en el rancho chico (1938), a parody of the Mexican film classic Allá en el rancho grande.
His godfather Manuel Dondé, who was an actor and uncle to the sisters Lorena and Teresa Velázquez, encouraged him to study dramatic art and he won his first prize for his performance in a performance of the play Dear Mother.
Before joining Los Trincas, Henaine participated in the Los Excéntricos del Ritmo quartet.
In 1952 to Marco Antonio Campos Contreras “Viruta”, to whom he proposed to form a comic duet and the couple began their work under the title “Capulina y Don Viruta en la radio”.
In 1953 they began filming some movies with which they became famous throughout Latin America.
Although at first their style resembled that of the American comedians Laurel and Hardy, known as El Gordo y el Flaco, Viruta and Capulina developed a different style, but despite their success, they had differences that led to the end of their collaboration.
Separating from the comic couple he formed with Viruta, Capulina starred in a series of films aimed at children, sharing the scene in some of them with Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Chespirito, who was the scriptwriter for most of his productions.
Capulina worked with great personalities such as the legend of Mexican wrestling, El Santo, in El Santo vs. Capulina (1968).
Some of his most recognized films are My Godfather (1969), The Capulina Brother (1970), The Capulina Investigator (1975), The Other’s Shadow (1957), The Witch Sucked Them (1958) and Scared to Death (1958). .
Gaspar Henaine died on September 30, 2011, in Mexico City, at the age of 85, as a result of cardiorespiratory arrest.