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Leopoldo Santiago Lavandero

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Leopoldo Santiago Lavandero (21 September 1912 in Guayama, Puerto Rico-March 30, 2003 in North Port, Florida)[1] was a Puerto Rican radio narrator and director, playwright, theater producer and acting teacher.[1] Santiago Lavandero is considered to have been instrumental in discovering some of Puerto Rico's most famous acting legends, such as Adrian Garcia,[2] Luz María Rondón[3] and Luis Daniel Rivera.[4]

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Early life

Born in the southern Puerto Rico city of Guayama, Santiago Lavandero moved as a young boy to Bayamon, in the Caribbean country's north.[5]

In 1935, at age 23, Santiago Lavandero graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, with degrees in science and chemistry. In 1936, Santiago Lavandero traveled to the United States, where he enrolled at the Yale University's Laser Galpern's "New Theater School". He also studied folklore under Federico de Onís and theater teaching techniques under Milton Smith.[1] Santiago Lavandero acted in Argentine actor Enrique de Rosas' theater company and supplemented his income as an acting educator at a children's summer camp in New Hampshire.[2]

Santiago Lavandero returned to Puerto Rico in the early 1940s, where he started organizing a number of theatrical plays, such as "He Vuelto a Buscarla" ("I've Returned to Look for Her"), "Tiempo Muerto" ("Dead Time") "La Escuela del Buen Amor" ("The School of Good Love") and many other plays. These plays were produced by Santiago Lavandero and by Emilio Belaval under their theater company, named "Areyto".[2]

In 1941, Santiago Lavandero became an acting teacher at Universidad de Puerto Rico, eventually organizing that educational institute's drama department. He was also a scenographer and designer, in charge of preparing scenography for the university's plays.[2]

Santiago Lavandero then became a director for various drama shows that were shown on WKAQ AM, a leading radio station in Puerto Rico.

Meanwhile, he began traveling the island in order to discover new talents for his shows. As a talent developer, he, along with Francisco Arrivi Alegria, discovered comedian Adrian Garcia during a trip to western Puerto Rico,[6] He was also instrumental in the career of one of his students, Luz María Rondón and of Luis Daniel Rivera.

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The University of Puerto Rico is the main public university system in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It is a government-owned corporation with 11 campuses and approximately 58,000 students and 5,300 faculty members. UPR has the largest and most diverse academic offerings in the commonwealth, with 472 academic programs of which 32 lead to a doctorate.

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WKAQ (AM)

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WKAQ is a commercial AM radio station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Currently owned by Hemisphere Media Group, the station airs a Spanish language talk radio format. Its programming is repeated on WUKQ, which broadcasts on 1420 kHz in Ponce, and WYEL which broadcasts on 600 kHz in Mayagüez. The station was the first radio station to broadcast in Puerto Rico. According to Ernesto Vigoreaux, in the early days of music in Puerto Rico, the musicians would record music at the WKAQ radio station. WKAQ is the Puerto Rico primary entry point station for the Emergency Alert System.

Source: "Leopoldo Santiago Lavandero", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 27th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopoldo_Santiago_Lavandero.

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References
  1. ^ a b c "Leopoldo Santiago Lavandero".
  2. ^ a b c d "Adrián García".
  3. ^ "Luz María Rondón".
  4. ^ "Luis Daniel Rivera: "Eres actor siempre"". Primera Hora. March 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Lolita Cuevas".leopoldo-santiago-lavandero/
  6. ^ https://prpop.org/biografias/adrian-garcia/

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