Guillermo Dávila

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Guillermo Dávila
Guillermo Dávila.jpg
Dávila in 2018
Born
Guillermo José Dávila Ruiz

(1955-03-18) 18 March 1955 (age 66)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1991; div. 1997)
[1]
Laura Echevarría
(m. 2007)
[2]
ChildrenMarielena Davila, Daniela Davila Vasco Madueño
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels

Guillermo Dávila (born 18 March 1955, in Bailadores) is a Venezuelan actor and singer who has acted in many telenovelas.[3]

Biography[edit]

After starting his career in theatre in the 1970s, Dávila first gained national fame in after starring in the telenovela Ligia Elena together with its sequel Nacho. His international fame started rising then, and in 1984, he travelled to Puerto Rico, where he starred alongside Ivonne Goderich in the 1984 soap opera Diana Carolina for WAPA-TV. The series' title song, "Toda La Luz",[4] became a number-one hit.

Dávila continued starring in telenovelas, and in 1992, he gained fame once more after starring in Cara Sucia.[5]

As a singer, Dávila has released over ten albums, some of which reached international platinum or gold status. He sang the songs on the soundtracks for nearly all the soap operas he starred in.

Dávila had an international hit in 1989 when he recorded a duet with pop singer Kiara; the single was called "Tesoro Mío" (My Treasure) and was from the soap opera telenovela La Revancha. His first album of his new stage, Tu Corazón, followed in 1990.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Dávila has been married three times. His second marriage was with Venezuelan actress and TV hostess Chiquinquirá Delgado, with whom he has one of his two daughters. He has two daughters (Daniela and Maria Elena) and a son (Guillermo). He spends time between Caracas and Miami, where he currently resides. He also had a daughter in the early 90's who was not recognized until a Venezuelan court mandated Guillermo to do so. Her name was Daniela Davila who currently lives in Venezuela and who does not have any relationship with his father. He also has a son in Peru. Vasco, a talented 19 years old young boy who was considered a "mistake" an "accident" by the famous singer. Unfortunately this legal case was dismissed by a corrupted lawyer in Peru. Vasco resides in Peru, and is looking to pursue his carer abroad. On August 21, 2021 Guillermo finally recognised Vasco Madueno as his son.


Illness[edit]

On 2 November 2014, Davila arrived at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico on a flight from Miami International Airport, apparently affected by a cold. His condition worsened, however, and he was later hospitalized at Centro Medico hospital in San Juan under strict secrecy.[7] He was diagnosed with pneumonia[8] and was in serious condition. Venezuelan entertainer Carlos Mata visited Davila and posted online that Davila was breathing artificially, but Davila's wife Laura Echevarria declared on 7 November, days after arriving to Puerto Rico to be by her husband's bedside, that Davila continued being in stable condition. On 16 November, Davila was much better and was expected to remain in good condition.[9]

Davila later recuperated and was able to perform in Puerto Rico on 21 February 2015.

Discography[edit]

  1. Guillermo Dávila (1982 Venezuela release as Sono-Rodven) (1983 U.S. release as Top Hits)
  2. Un Poco de Amor (1983 Venezuela release as Sono-Rodven) (1984 U.S. release as Rodven USA)
  3. Definitivamente (1984 Venezuela release as Sono-Rodven) (1985 U.S. release as Rodven USA)
  4. Cantaré Para Ti (1985 Venezuela release as Sono-Rodven) (1986 U.S. release as Rodven USA)
  5. Guillermo Dávila 5 (1988) (1990 U.S. release as Tú Corazón)
  6. Éxitos Y Algo Más (1990)
  7. Tuyo (1990) (1991 U.S. release)
  8. Por Amarte Tanto (1992)
  9. Dulce Enemiga Y Otros Éxitos De Guillermo Dávila (1995)
  10. Días de Pasión (1998)

[10]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Hot Latin Songs[11] Album
1990 "Tesoro Mío (with Kiara)" 3 Éxitos Y Algo Más
"Ábreme La Puerta" 39
1991 "Yo Necesito Más De Ti" 17 Tuyo
1993 "Por Amarte Tanto" 31 Por Amarte Tanto
"Cuando Se Acaba El Amor" 5
1994 "Barco A La Deriva" 30

Telenovelas[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godoy, Luisa. "La vida sentimental de "Chiqui" Delgado". laverdad.com (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Guillermo Dávila amanece con el calor de su esposa". elnuevodia.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ "GUILLERMO DÁVILA Sus trabajos". teleprograma.diezminutos.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ Video on YouTube
  5. ^ "CON SONYA SMITH Y GUILLERMO DÁVILA 'Cara Sucia'" (in Spanish). teleprograma. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  6. ^ Bonacich, Drago. "Biography: Guillermo Davila". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Yaguaza.com: Misterio rodea hospitalización de Guillermo Dávila en Puerto Rico". Nortediario.blogspot.com. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  8. ^ "A Guillermo Dávila se le diagnosticó pulmonía". El Nacional (Caracas). Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Esposa de Guillermo Dávila emite comunicado sobre salud del cantante". El Universal. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Guillermo Dávila: Abogados logran acuerdo económico con madre de su hijo". Espectáculos. Perú.21 (in Spanish). Peru21.pe. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Guillermo Davila Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 5 December 2011.