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						Reinaldo Arenas

Reinaldo Arenas

Date of Birth July 16, 1943
Date of Death December 7, 1990, New York, NY
Place of Birth Cuba
Country Cuba
Profession Poet
Horoscope Cancer

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Reinaldo Arenas is a famous Poet, born on July 16, 1943 in Cuba. As of June 1, 2023, Reinaldo Arenas’s net worth is $5 Million. He was imprisoned by the Cuban government in 1974 on grounds of ideological deviation. He fled to the United States in 1980.

Parents Oneida Fuentes
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Cuban-born poet, playwright, and novelist whose best-known works include Pentagonia, Palace of White Skunks, and Before Night Falls.

He was openly gay and was diagnosed with AIDS in 1987. Suffering greatly from his illness, he killed himself in 1990, leaving behind a suicide note that called for political action and Cuban independence.

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Reinaldo Arenas Net Worth

Reinaldo is one of the richest Poet & listed on most popular Poet. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Reinaldo Arenas's net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Poet
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He took courses in philosophy and literature at the Universidad de La Habana and subsequently began work at the Biblioteca Nacional Jose Marti.

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Reinaldo Ranked on the list of most popular Poet. Also ranked in the elit list of famous Poet born in Cuba. Reinaldo Arenas celebrates birthday on July 16 of every year.

What happened to Reinaldo Arenas?

In 1987, Arenas was diagnosed with AIDS; he continued to write and speak out against the Cuban government. He mentored many Cuban exile writers, including John O’Donnell-Rosales. After battling AIDS, Arenas died of an intentional overdose of drugs and alcohol on December 7, 1990, in New York City.

What is the movie Before Night Falls about?

A richly imagined journey into the life and writings of brilliant Cuban author and exile Reinaldo Arenas. It spans the whole of Arenas’ life, from his rural childhood and his early embrace of the Revolution to the persecution he would later experience as a writer and homosexual in Castro’s Cuba; from his departure from Cuba in the Mariel Harbor exodus of 1980 to his exile and death in the United States.

In what country were Reinaldo's books published after they were smuggled out?

The letter was smuggled out by a French friend and was published in France and Mexico. When Arenas was finally captured he was sent to El Morro prison—coincidentally the same prison where Friar Servando had been incarcerated. The prison was loud, hot, and overcrowded.

Why did Reinaldo Arenas commit suicide?

Reinaldo Arenas, a novelist who spent several years in prison in Cuba under Fidel Castro, committed suicide on Friday in his apartment in Manhattan, the police said. The 47-year-old author was suffering from AIDS, his literary agent, Thomas Colchie, said.

Where was Before Night Falls filmed?

While heading to Manolo’s mansion, I was told that Manolo had been introduced to and became friends with Julian Schnabel, that much of the filming of Before Night Falls happened in Mérida, including the interior of Manolo’s mansion and a neighboring residence.

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