Silvia Gambino, Dies At The Age Of 57, A Victim Of Cancer

The Italian-Spanish actress and comedian Silvia Gambino, with a great career both in theater and on television, has died at the age of 57, a victim of cancer, as reported by her ex-husband, the actor, director, and producer Alberto Closas, to through social networks without giving more details about the disease that has won the battle.

Gambino, who became well known in our country for having participated in the well-known sketches of Scenes of Marriage, where she played Asunción Espinosa Fuentas, partner of Emilio (Santiago Urrialde), was an actress with an extensive career both on the small screen like in theaters.

Born in Sicily (Italy) but established in our country from a very young age, Gambino began working in the acting world when she was only 17 years old. From the beginning, she put himself in the hands of directors of the stature of Juan José Alonso Millán, Mariano Torralba, Pepe Rubio, and Carlos Ballesteros and quickly made the leap to the cinema, where she worked in films such as Truhanes, alongside Arturo Fernández and Paco Rabal, El Kamikaze, Death in the Wax Museum and Torrente 3.

On television, without a doubt the medium that catapulted her to fame, Gambino debuted in 1979 with the program Sumarísimo. Later, in 1995, she participated in La Revista de La1 and performed 14 shows with José Luis Moreno, including A Dangerous Blonde in which she worked with Ana Obregón.

Subsequently, between 1997 and 1998, the actress joined numerous projects such as What a crazy hairdresser, by Eloy Arenas, the show Encantada de la vida, with Concha Velasco and Risas, and stars by José Luis Moreno; Later, in 1999, she headed the well-known Fiesta Night format, where in addition to co-presenting, she played Rosita, a character who was always looking for her ideal man without having much luck.

From 2003 to 2005, Silvia toured theaters throughout Spain together with her partners Marisa Porcel, Pepe Ruiz, Alfredo Cernuda, Rosana Manso, and Manuel Belmonte with the comedy Matrimoniadas: hasta que la muerte nos separe, a play based on the sketches of the Party Night Married Couples, where they showed the funny discussions of three married couples of different ages.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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