Merida.- Enrique Jose Vidal Herrera He passed away today at the age of 81, leaving behind a significant career in local and national entertainment. “Don Enrique”, as his friends called him, was not only a representative and businessman, he enjoyed friendships with great figures of film, television and theatre.
Marga Lopez, Sylvia Pinal, Isella Vega, Angelica Maria, Edith Gonzalez, Ignacio López Tarso, Angelica Aragon, Sasha Montenegro, Daniela Romo, Veronica Castro, Lucia Méndez, Rosa Gloria Chagoyan, Hilda Dorantis, are part of an endless list. With whom he befriended and maintained for more than five decades.
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Enrique Vidal was the creator of “Las Renas del Cine Nacional”, an event he promoted with his magazine. “Guide to Shows in Mexico”, launched in 1958. It was in the first year of the magazine’s life that the journalist created a popularity contest. Her readers voted to choose an actress and crown her in Merida.
Famous actresses, their friends
In this way he brought the stars closer to the Yucatecan public, which filled the theaters or forums where the event was held. Anna Bertha Lepe was the first star to be crowned. He paved the way for figures from the “golden age” of national cinema. Being very young, Vidal Herrera managed to convince the cast and thus fostered his friendship with film personalities.
The one who undoubtedly held great affection and admiration was Sarah García, “Mexico’s grandmother.” He was her manager and best friend.
Received Yucatán Medal from the Government of the State of Yucatán in 2004, was awarded the Medal for Show Journalism by the Association of Theater Critics and Journalists in 2005, and in 2014 by the Ministry of Culture and Arts (Sedeculta).
The mortal remains of Enrique Vidal Herrera will be cremated and deposited in a family crypt.