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Enrique Jardiel Poncela
1902 or 1901
dramaturgy, novel, theater
country of citizenship: Spain
native language: Spanish
language of expression: Spanish
educated at: Institución Libre de Enseñanza, Instituto San Isidro
occupation: screenwriter, playwright, writer, actor, film director
award received: National Theater Prize
Enrique Jardiel Poncela (15 October 1901 – 18 February 1952) was a Spanish playwright and novelist who wrote mostly humorous works.
In 1932-33 and 1934 he was called to Hollywood to help with the Spanish-language versions shot in parallel to the English-language films.
His daughter, Evangelina, wrote a book entitled, Mi padre (My Father).
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