José Solé, Mexican actor and director, Died at 87

  Actor, Business

José Solé was born on July 28, 1929 and died on February 15, 2017.

He was a Mexican stage actor, director, set design, theater director and more whose career extended over six decades.

Sole’s interest in the theater started in childhood in a small community then outside of Mexico City proper.

Even though José Solé acted some small parts in movies, he theater career started while doing formal theater training, first in Mexico then in France.

José Solé worked to promote theater in Mexico, which did not experience the kind of governmental support that the other arts did after the Mexican Revolution, performing in and directing a wide variety of plays, as well as directing theaters and even the theatrical division of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Institute of Fine Arts).

He had a theatrical career that spanned over six decades, starting as an actor then expanding into stage direction, set and costume design, as well as directing theaters and cultural institutions.

His theatrical acting career began in 1946,

José Solé received recognition for both acting and directing early in his career, but major awards such as Premio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes (National Prize for Arts and Sciences) in the 2000s.

Jose was born to María Magdalena Nájera and José Solé, a Spanish refugee of an upper-class family, in a community called Mixcoac.

During that time, Mixcoac was separate from Mexico City, a small town with farms, stone paved streets and an economy based on providing produce to the nearby capital.

José Solé passed away at 87 years old.