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Nobel Vega, who made the famous children’s character “Uncle Nobel” dies

the cuban actor Nobel Vega, who gave life to “Uncle Nobel”, He passed away this Monday at the age of 92, he confirmed this morning Emanuel Singlebest known through his child character “shabum”, who maintained a friendship with the presenter.

Both shared for years in the children’s game show for children in Puerto Rico directed by “Uncle Nobel” and which had great success in the 1980s through the chain Telemundo.

Vega lived in Miami, Florida, where his family was with him. On August 21, he would be 93 years old, according to Telemundo.

“With sorrow in my soul, I say goodbye for now to my great friend Nobel Vega, the Uncle of many, the Uncle of those of us who grew up with healthy programming on PR television, the great Uncle Nobel. Thank you for teaching us that we can all be the co-pilots of our lives, thank you for supporting us in our development and for being part of our childhood.” posted on his Instagram account.

“Personally, thank you for being my mentor and friend. Thank you for always welcoming me into your home with your dear wife Nadine. I’m going to miss our lunches in Miami. Rest in Peace, dear Uncle Nobel… your magical friend SHABUM!”he added in the message that he accompanied with a photo of both, at a time when they were enjoying a cup of coffee.

In January 2015, the well-known Uncle Nobel had suffered a stroke in Miami, had confirmed the same Shabum. At that time, he was in the Rehabilitation area of ​​a hospital in the City of the Sun, where he was recovering, according to information provided by his wife.

“I am touched by the news because I mentioned to the wife that the people here in Puerto Rico are praying (for his health). She was moved, she cried and so did I. For him (Uncle Nobel), it is important to know that the people of Puerto Rico love him and she told me: tell the people of Puerto Rico that he loves his people,” Shabúm narrated at that time, through a now-defunct television program. local television.

In 2016, the singer and producer Edgardo Huertas shared a column in Primera Hora about the career, with little-known data, of Uncle Nobel. Among other things, he revealed that he was an actor in Cuba.

“His flair for comedy was evident and already in 1954, when television was just beginning in Puerto Rico, there are reviews in Mexican magazines about the skills of this young comedian. In 1961, Nobel was part of the cast of a film made between Cuba and Mexico about the famous radio program Los tres Villalobos. In said production he would be responsible for interpreting the character of ‘Machito’, the youngest of the brothers. The film, directed by Enrique Zambrano, was liked and the feat was repeated with the sequel Aquí están Los Villalobos made in 1962. Nobel was in the cast along with Ramón Gay, Raúl Martínez, Fernando Osés, Rosa de Castilla and Carmen Guash”, counted.

In that decade, Nobel arrived in Puerto Rico and carried out various performances. Huertas stressed that in the 1969, Vega participated in the telenovela “Guilty conscience” where Alba Nydia Díaz and Pedro Cabrera participated. He was also the “Bozo Clown” through Wapa Televisión as part of the franchise that spread throughout the world.

“When Telemundo’s offer arrived, the character of ‘Uncle Nobel’ was born, without franchises, without legal problems and with the advice of the Cuban writer, actor, director and producer Mario Barral, famous for having created La tremenda corte with Leopoldo Fernández. “Uncle Nobel also served so that, accompanied by his inseparable Nadine Zayas, they built a world for children and delineated their space within the children’s flock. With Nobel we learned the importance of exercising to keep a healthy mind in a healthy body. We convinced ourselves that you are not a loser, you are an almost winner and, if we keep trying, we will see the fruits of our efforts,” the producer said in the letter. “His golden book of his was the prize for effort, persistence and the constant search for excellence. In secret agreement with the mothers and fathers, this golden book was used for children to improve their behavior, their eating habits and their performance ”, he concluded.

A mentor for Shabum

This morning, in an interview with El Nuevo Día, Soltero, who with his character Shabum has been broadcasting his children’s program on Channel 13 for 25 years, and 10 years on Telemundo, He expressed the sadness of the physical departure of his mentor, whom he admired, and served as a source of inspiration.

In fact, this Puerto Rican magician was one of the children who attended the Tío Nobel program, and he fell in love with the dynamics that took place in the studio, in the company of his wife Nadine Zayas, who was the female voice who was dedicated to indicating the prizes of the winners and the near winners.

“Our relationship has been very nice, he has been like my mentor. When I started at Telemundo in 2012, I got a lot of advice from him and we made a very nice friendship.. So I had the opportunity to become my adult friend who was my childhood artist as a child. It was very special for me and for my wife”, highlighted Soltero.

Likewise, he stressed that every time he traveled to Miami, he took the opportunity to meet him and his wife for lunch, his most recent visit being in 2021.

“Despite his age and health setbacks, he was tough and strong. For that lunch I invited him to, he used a stroller, but he went to lunch, relaxed with the waiters there. Everyone knew him. He had a very spectacular charisma and was a very fighting person, like many Cubans, who have had to fight for what they want, for his family and to get ahead when he left Cuba. There are very few children’s artists, so being able to share with someone who knew everything that one fights for children and knows what one works for, it was a very magical moment, ”he explained.

Of the funeral of the presenter, who in 2015 had suffered a stroke, Soltero still did not know the details, but he had already spoken this morning with his wife, who was at home in the Doral area of ​​Miami, in the company of other relatives.

“If anyone cared for Nobel it was Nadine. No one treated him like she did. They worked as a team. He even told me that when they gave him the studio space on Telemundo, they told him ‘Look, Nobel, this is the space you have, work on it with your wife and set it up yourselves. So they worked as a team ”, he stressed about the program that he broadcast for almost two decades on Telemundo and then moved to the Teleonce channel for several years.

“Nobel had tremendous creativity. When no one did exercises with the kids, he made them do exercises on the program. He had been doing it since the 80s and that motivated the child because in the end, what children’s programming seeks is to educate in areas where the school does not necessarily work, such as values, friendship… Nobel had ‘The Golden Book’ of Uncle Nobel’ to motivate the children to behave well and get good grades, so that they appear in the book. I believe that he is a very important part of the tradition of Puerto Rico and of the media,” he pointed out.

Even with sadness, Shabum notes with gratitude the contribution that Nobel made, which has inspired him as a figure to emulate.

“He loved the work he did very, very much and he learned to love the children through his work, because at the beginning he was an actor like any other, and when he worked with the children, he told me that it was there that he realized how important the work of the child artist was,” he added.

“Something very important that must be said is that programs like Tío Nobel ended their programming because a law called the Children Television Act began.. Many people ask why there aren’t more children’s programs on local television in Puerto Rico and it is that in the 90’s that law was passed at the national level, which what it did was limit the number of sponsors that a children’s program can have in half an hour, in an hour of programming. That affected greatly. That is why it is important that sponsors today support their local programming because we have a limited number of minutes to sell, and if they do not support it, it is very difficult for the channels to keep it on the air even if they want to have it,” argued Shabum.

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