Chilean movie stars died at 70

Here are 2 famous actors from Chile died at 70:

Raúl Ruiz

Raúl Ruiz (July 25, 1941 Puerto Montt-August 19, 2011 Paris) also known as Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino, Raul Ruiz, Raúl Ruis, Raul Ruíz, Raoul Ruiz or Raul Ruiz Pino was a Chilean film director, screenwriter, television director, writer, film producer, film editor, actor, cinematographer and production designer.

He died caused by lung infection.

Throughout his career, Raúl Ruiz directed over 100 films, which made him one of the most prolific filmmakers of his time. He was best known for his avant-garde approach to cinema, often blurring the lines between reality and fiction. His notable works include "Three Lives and Only One Death," "Genealogies of a Crime," and "Mysteries of Lisbon." Ruiz started his career in Chile but was exiled due to his political views. He lived and worked in various countries throughout his life, including France and the United States, where he taught film at Harvard University. In recognition of his contributions to cinema, he received numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Locarno International Film Festival in 2010.

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Rafael Frontaura

Rafael Frontaura (February 7, 1896 Valparaíso-August 15, 1966 Santiago) also known as Rafael Fontaura, Rafael Frontura or Rafael Frontaura de la Fuente was a Chilean actor and screenwriter.

Frontaura was one of the pioneers of Chilean cinema, acting in and writing scripts for a number of films during the 1920s and 1930s. He began his acting career in theater in the early 1900s before transitioning to film. Some of his most notable film roles include "Los Compadres" (1925), "El Húsar de la Muerte" (1925), and "Manuel Rodríguez" (1942).

In addition to his work in film, Frontaura was also a well-known figure in Chilean society. He was a member of the Chilean Academy of Fine Arts and a respected journalist and writer. Frontaura's contributions to Chilean culture were recognized with the National Prize for Art and Culture in 1949.

After a long and distinguished career, Frontaura passed away in Santiago in 1966, leaving behind a legacy as one of Chile's most significant cultural figures.

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