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Ignacio Joaquín Villa y Fernández Net Worth

Ignacio Joaquín Villa y Fernández Net Worth is
$950,000

Ignacio Joaquín Villa y Fernández Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Bola de Nieve (Snowball) (11 September 1911 – 2 October 1971), born Ignacio Jacinto Villa, was a successful Cuban singer-pianist and songwriter, whose round, black face earned him the nickname by which he was always known.Villa was born in Guanabacoa, and studied at the Mateu Conservatoire of Havana. He worked as a chauffeur and played piano for silent films until his friend Rita Montaner took him on as an accompanist in the early 1930s. After Montaner returned to Cuba, Villa remained in Mexico and developed an original performance style as a pianist and singer. He was an elite rather than a popular figure, a sophisticated cabaret stylist known for ironic patter, subtle musical interpretation, with a repertoire that included songs in French, English, Catalan, Portuguese and Italian. He toured widely in Europe and the Americas, and his friends included Andrés Segovia and Pablo Neruda. He was black and gay, self-confident in his personality, and was accepted for what he was: a memorable talent.Bola de Nieve was a fervent supporter of the Castro regime. He was one of the few Cuban homosexuals not to be persecuted, perhaps for this reason. Gay Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, in his autobiography Antes que anochezca (Before night falls), said about him: "Era el calesero del Partido Comunista" ("He was the coachman of the Revolution"). He died in Mexico City during a musical visit.He was the subject of a 2003 documentary which included interviews with fellow musicians, friends, relatives, and experts.
Source
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthSeptember 11, 1911
Died1971-10-02
Place Of BirthGuanabacoa, La Habana, Cuba
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor
Star SignVirgo

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
7 días en La Habana2012writer: "¡Ay, amor!", "No dejes que te olvide" - as Ignacio Jacinto Villa 'Bola de Nieve'
Todas las canciones hablan de mí2010performer: "Pobrecitos mis recuerdos" - as Bola de Nieve / writer: "Pobrecitos mis recuerdos" - as Ignacio Jacinto Villa 'Bola de Nieve'
Banda sonora2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lost City2005performer: "Si Me Pudieras Querer" - as Bola de Nieve / writer: "Si Me Pudieras Querer"
The Flower of My Secret1995performer: "Ay amor" - as Bola de Nieve / writer: "Ay amor" - as Ignacio Jacinto Villa
La ley del deseo1987performer: "Déjame recordar" - as Bola de Nieve
Autorretrato1984TV Series performer - 1 episode
Las secretas intenciones1970performer: "No puedo ser feliz"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Una mujer en la calle1955
Melodías de América1942
Embrujo1941
Adiós Buenos Aires1938
Beloved Mother1935as Ignacio Villa

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
De l'Havana a Barcelona2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bola de Nieve2003Video documentaryHimself

Known for movies


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