Google Doodle celebrates the 91st birthday of Spanish clown, accordionist, and singer Emilio Aragón Bermúdez, otherwise called Miliki and “Son of the City of Carmona”, on November 4, 2020.
Who was Miliki?
Emilio Alberto Aragón Bermúdez was born on 4 November 1929 in the town of Carmona (Seville) in southwestern Spain, the son of the clown Emilio Aragón Foureaux, known as Emig, and nephew of Pompoff and Thedy. He was an individual from the artist’s family Aragón. He was announced “Son of the City of Carmona” and got the Silver Medal of that town.
At an extremely youthful age, Miliki teams up with his brothers Gabriel (Gaby) and Alfonso (Fofó) to form the trio Gaby, Fofó, and Miliki. At 11 years old, they started working during the 1930s and held a few seasons at the Circo Price (Price Circus) in Madrid.
Miliki’s mom was the horseback acrobat dancer Rocío Bermúdez (born in Carmona) and furthermore had a younger sister, Rocío, a flamenco dancer. He was the dad of the renowned actor, comedian, clown, musician, composer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur audiovisual Emilio Aragón Álvarez, otherwise called Milikito.
The siblings moved to Cuba during the 1940s and accomplished popularity throughout the next decades as they displayed their charming talents across the Americas.
After a stay in Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Argentina, Miliki came back to Spain in 1972 and the next year started work on the TV program El gran Circo de TVE (TVE’s Great Circus), which presented the group (which became known as Los payasos de la tele, the TV clowns) a totally sociological marvel in Spain. Following the withdrawal of the program in 1983, he left the group and launched a new stage in his career.
After the professional separation of the clowns, Miliki devoted to the world of musical production (he launched the band Monano y su banda), and formed an artistic tandem with his girl Rita Irasema. With the approach of private TV in Spain, he got back to TV to host children’s programs, with his daughter Rita.
In 1993, they relaunched on TVE El gran Circo de TVE, which lasted until 1995. He wrote in 2008 the book La Providencia under the pseudonym Emile A.
Following a colossally victorious decade on air, Aragón moved past his lifestyle as a clown and all throughout the rest of his career investigated new efforts as a writer, TV presenter, producer, and recording musician—an ability which procured him two Latin Grammy Awards.
Miliki passed on 18 November 2012 aged 83, in Madrid, Spain.