on Oct 14 in Honey Moon Suites, Rooms posted by passionf
Who is Norma Candal?
Norma is considered one of our icons as a theater and comedy actress. She was the daughter of Eladio Jose Candal and María Isabel Penedo, a well known pianist and teacher.
She finished elementary school in Fajardo and attended junior and senior high school at Colegio Sagrado Corazón. Her BA in Arts was completed at the Sagrado Corazón University. She received a grant and finished a Masters in Arts, specializing in Theater, at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.
Norma returned to Puerto Rico and became a Professor in Literature at Sagrado Corazón University. She worked for the government TV Station hosting an educational program called La Hora del Niño, she also participated in different radio and commercial TV programs. In theater she performed in different plays and is well remembered by the role played in La Carreta, one of our classics, written by René Marqués. But her popularity and recognition as an actress came through two TV comedies, La Criada Malcriada, where she immortalized the character of Petunia Pérez, and Doña Tere in La Pension de Doña Tere.