Antulio "Kobbo" Santarrosa

Antulio "Kobbo" Santarrosa



Antulio "Kobbo" Santarrosa (1924-2002) was a Puerto Rican actor, director, and comedian who was widely regarded as one of the most beloved entertainers in the Caribbean. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and began his career in the early 1940s as a radio announcer for the Puerto Rican Broadcasting Company.

Santarrosa's first on-screen role was a small part in the 1948 film La Isla Encantada, where he played a small-town fisherman. His career blossomed in the 1950s, when he starred in a variety of popular television programs such as El Show de Kobbo, El Show de las Estrellas, and El Show de los Juegos. He also appeared in numerous films, including El Ataque de los Cocodrilos (1954) and El Asesino de la Plaza (1955).

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Santarrosa's career flourished. He was highly acclaimed for his comedic performances, and he was a regular guest star on variety shows in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. He also wrote and directed many of his own projects during this time, including the television series El Show Kobbo and the film El Caballo de los Diablos (1967).

In the 1980s, Santarrosa's popularity continued to soar. He was awarded the Puerto Rican National Medal of Honor, and he was named a National Treasure of Puerto Rico. He also received numerous awards from the Puerto Rican Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he was named an honorary member of the Puerto Rican Association of Actors.

Santarrosa's career and legacy have had a tremendous impact on Puerto Rican culture. He is considered a pioneer in many ways, having pushed the boundaries of comedy and entertainment in Puerto Rico. He is remembered fondly by many, and his legacy continues to inspire future generations of entertainers. In 2002, Santarrosa passed away in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the age of 78. He left behind a legacy of laughter and joy that will not soon be forgotten.

Place of birth

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

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