Castro appeared as an uncredited extra in the 1946 film Holiday in Mexico. At the time, Castro was attending the University of Havana (the real college also attended by I Love Lucy’s fictitious Ricky Ricardo). The future El Commandante graduated four years later with a law degree. After forming a strong bond with the USSR, he became one of the most feared men in America during the time of the Cuban missile crisis.
Despite ruling Cuba for nearly half a century, Fidel Castro is no longer the imposing international figure he was in his heyday. The end of the Cold War caused a radical change in the scope of his power, and most of the international press he’s received in recent months has been due to health problems related to his advanced age.Powered by Sidelines