Elín Ortíz Actor

Elin Ortiz (born 14 December 1934, Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican actor, comedian and producer. Elin Ortiz graduated from Ponce High School at the age of 16. Ortiz began his career as a telenovela actor in Puerto Rico, sharing credits with such actors as Walter Mercado, Alicia Villamil and many others. He participated in several soap operas of that era. In 1985, he returned briefly, as a comedian, this time at a show sponsored by Budweiser, at La Taverna Budweiser, alongside Machuchal. Ortiz worked most of his acting career at WAPA-TV. Apart from his acting career, he was producer of many television shows in Puerto Rico. Elin Ortiz was married briefly to dancer and singer Iris Chacón during the early 1970s. In 1978, he married singer Charytín, a Dominican native who had lived in Puerto Rico for many years. In 1979, they had their first son, Shalim. During the late 1980s, they moved to a mansion in Miami, Florida. In 1990, they had a pair of twins, a boy and a girl. Ortiz has since retired from show business. His son Shalim has gone on to become an international singing star and a spokesman for the American Diabetes Association.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 14th, 1934
Puerto Rico
Places lived
Ponce , United States, with Territories
pop. 163,727 (2011)




1. Ponce High School Classical Revival Structure

The Ponce High School is public educational institution in Ponce, Puerto Rico, offering grades ten through twelve. The school's main building is a historic structure located on Cristina Street, in the Ponce Historic Zone. From its beginning the school has secured a unique place in Puerto Rico's educational history. Of over 3,000 schools erected in Puerto Rico in the first quarter of the twentieth century, Ponce High was the largest, "at a time enrolling more students than all the other Puerto Rico high schools combined", and for many years enrolling more students than any other high school in Puerto Rico. The cost of the building in 1915 dollars was ,000 USD. The building was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on August 4, 1987. The school has the only diamond-level DECA chapter in Puerto Rico.

Calle Cristina 37, 00733 - Ponce, Puerto Rico
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People attended Ponce High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1909.


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