Matilde Vilariño, one of the mythical actresses of the Cadena SER cast, has died at the age of 100. He acted in dozens of radio serials. And although she dominated all genres and characters, she was especially known for giving voice to children as in the series of Matilde, Perico and Periquín by Eduardo Vázquez. Vilariño gave voice to Periquín.
Matilde Vilariño entered radio at the end of the 1940s and made radio compatible with dubbing. Ondas de radio 1960 was the Best Actress Award.
In an interview, already during the 90s, she regretted that she had been pigeonholed into children’s roles, because, she said, she had done “everything.”
In 1942, Antonio Calderón created the company of actors in Radio Madrid. Armand Blanch did the same in Barcelona. And in smaller stations also the theater spread, always halfway between the adaptation of classic works and the interpretation of scripts expressly written for the radio.
The dubbing voice of many children
Ángeles Afuera, the former head of Documentation for Cadena SER, has reviewed in Day by day the figure of Matilde Vilariño, actress who voiced Periquín, Maya the bee, Marcelino, Vicky the Viking … “She was charming, a small and energetic figure at the same time, like a doll with character,” recalls Afuera. “He was capable of embodying children, recreating their laughter, intonations, tantrums … and he worked on all the classic plays adapted to the radio, from Shakespeare to Molière, passing through Calderón de la Barca and Lope de Vega”.