Gilberto Martínez Solares

Active - 1936 - 1998  |   Born - Jan 1, 1906   |   Died - Jan 17, 1997   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

With over 150 films to his credit, Mexican director Gilberto Martinez Solares was one of his country's most prolific filmmakers. He started out doing camera chores on Rosario (1935), but did not make his feature film directorial debut until 1938 with El Senor Alcade (Mr. Mayor). Solares is credited with having significantly added to the growth of Mexican cinema during the '40s and '50s, an era that is considered the country's golden age of movies. Solares died of a heart attack in Mexico City on January 17, 1997, at age 90.

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