Cuban music stars who deceased at age 68

Here are 5 famous musicians from Cuba died at 68:

Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo

Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo (November 2, 1910 Havana-December 13, 1978 Mexico City) also known as Óscar O. de Piñedo was a Cuban actor, comedian, producer, film director and writer. His child is called Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo.

Ortiz de Pinedo began his career in the entertainment industry in Cuba as a stage actor. He later moved to Mexico and continued his career there, becoming one of the most recognizable faces in Mexican cinema during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s.

In addition to acting, Ortiz de Pinedo also worked as a producer, film director, and writer. He was involved in over 30 films throughout his career, both in front and behind the camera. He was best known for his comedic roles and his ability to bring laughter to audiences with his unique sense of humor.

Ortiz de Pinedo received several awards and recognitions throughout his career, including the Ariel Award for Best Actor in 1952 for his performance in "The Big Family" ("La gran familia"). He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mexican Academy of Film in 1976.

After his death in 1978, his son Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo continued his father's legacy in the entertainment industry as an actor and producer.

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Miguel Benavides

Miguel Benavides (September 10, 1939 Manzanillo-July 14, 2008 Manzanillo) also known as Miguel Orestes Benavides Suárez was a Cuban actor.

He began his acting career in the 1960s and became well known for his roles in Cuban films and television series. He starred in several popular films, including "Lucía" (1968) and "La Ultima Cena" (1976). Benavides was widely regarded as one of Cuba's finest actors and was awarded the National Cinematography Award in 2001 for his contributions to Cuban cinema. Outside of his acting career, he was also a renowned theater director and worked in various capacities in the Cuban cultural scene. Despite his success, he remained a humble and beloved figure in his hometown of Manzanillo, where he passed away at the age of 68.

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Sergio Corrieri

Sergio Corrieri (March 3, 1939 Havana-February 29, 2008 Havana) also known as Sergio Lucio Corrieri Hernández was a Cuban actor and theatre director.

He was a prominent figure in Cuban theater and film, and is best known for his leading role in the 1964 film "Memories of Underdevelopment," which is considered a masterpiece of Cuban cinema. Corrieri began his acting career in the 1950s and quickly established himself as one of the most talented actors in Cuba. In addition to his film work, he also directed several successful plays and was a respected figure in the Cuban theater community. Corrieri was also involved in politics, and was a committed socialist who supported the Cuban Revolution. He continued to work in film and theatre throughout his life, and remains an important figure in Cuban cultural history.

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Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona (August 6, 1895 Guanabacoa-November 29, 1963 Santa Cruz de Tenerife) a.k.a. Ernesto Lecuona y Casado, Ernesto Lecvona or Ernesto Sixto de la Asunción Lecuona y Casado was a Cuban composer, pianist, film score composer and actor.

His albums: , The Ultimate Collection and Always in My Heart (Siempre en mi corazón): The Songs of Ernesto Lecuona.

He died in asthma.

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Heberto Padilla

Heberto Padilla (January 20, 1932 Consolación del Sur-September 25, 2000 Auburn) also known as Herberto Padilla or Heberto Juan Padilla was a Cuban poet. He had one child, Ernesto Padilla.

Padilla was a prominent figure in the literary scene of post-revolutionary Cuba. He was the founder and editor of the magazine "El Gato Tuerto" and was an advocate of the cultural policies of Fidel Castro's government. However, in 1971, he was arrested for being a "counter-revolutionary" and his book "Enemigo Rumor" was banned. This triggered an international uproar and several prominent writers, including Jean-Paul Sartre, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Susan Sontag, protested his arrest. Padilla was eventually released after a public confession, but he continued to be under scrutiny and was forced to leave Cuba in 1979. He moved to the United States and continued to write and publish poetry. His works include "Fuera del juego", "La cara en el espejo", and "El hombre junto al mar". He died in Auburn, Alabama in 2000.

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