SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 16 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The comedian and ventriloquist ‘Mary Carmen’, who passed away this Thursday at her home in Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife), will be buried in her hometown of Cuenca, so there will be no funeral chapel in the tourist city, City Council sources report from Tenerife to Europa Press.
María del Carmen Martínez-Villaseñor Barrasa, who made a career in the field of humor with her traditional dolls, died at the age of 80 from a cardiorespiratory arrest and injuries caused after an accidental fall at home, the National Police have confirmed.
The artist was in love with the island of Tenerife and after several temporary stays, she had already been residing in Puerto de La Cruz for several years, specifically in the La Paz urbanization, in the upper area of the municipality.
The mayor of Cuenca, Darío Dolz, has described her as a “great ambassador” of the Castellano-La Mancha city, while from Puerto de la Cruz she is remembered as “one of the artists who are part of the history of comedy in Spain and that has undoubtedly made so many generations enjoy”.
The artist became very popular with her humorous numbers on television shows with her four dolls: Nícol the duck, Daisy the talkative teenager, Rodolfo the lion and the most popular, Doña Rogelia, a grumpy and grumpy grandmother.
In 1967, it premiered on the TVE program ‘Saturday Night’ and, in 1971, it appeared on the big screen, being one of the protagonists of ‘La graduada’, directed by Mariano Ozores and in which it shared a cast with Lina Morgan. and Florinda Chico.
On the small screen, their appearances on television formats such as ‘Ladies and gentlemen!’, ‘Applause’ or ‘One, two, three…’ also stood out, in addition to collaborating in galas directed by producer José Luis Moreno and participating in series like ‘La que se avecina’. She was a presenter of spaces such as ‘Humor cinco estrellas’, on Telecinco, or ‘Ay, vida mía’, on TVE. In addition, in 2012 she was named favorite daughter of Castilla-La Mancha.