Monday, February 25, 2013

RIP Carmen Montejo



“La muñeca de Cuba”, Carmen Montejo (1925-2013)

MEXICO - The Cuban-born actress Carmen Montejo, one of the great figures of the golden age of Mexican cinema, died Monday at age 87, according to the National Council for Culture and the Arts in a statement, in which deplores the death.

The National Actors Association confirmed the death of the nationalized Mexican artist, also a writer and theater director, whose real name was María Teresa Sánchez González.

Born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, the artist began her career in that island being only a child, participating in radio broadcasts.

Later studied drama at the University of Havana, who later would continue in New York and Los Angeles.

She arrived in Mexico in late 1942 and almost immediately debuted on the soap opera The Diary of Susana Galván. The following year, she had his first film appearance in the movie Resurrection, Gilberto Martinez Solares.

She devoted an actress in Mexican films through participation in various bands, among which we the poor (1948), what gave you that woman? (1952) and women without morning, which won an Ariel Award in 1952 for best female coacting.

Along with her work in cinema, the actress developed a strong background in theater and television.

With The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca (1946) resumed a prolific theater career in Mexico, while in the small screen took part in a long series of soap operas and telenovelas, as The House of Hate (1960), Secret confession ( 1965), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1969), The Curse (1983) and Cradle of Wolves (1986).

In 1978, production was part of the Mexico-US The Children of Sanchez, starring Anthony Quinn and Dolores del Rio.

The singer received in 2005 the Ariel de Oro in recognition of her significant career.

MONTEJO, Carmen (Maria Teresa Sanchez Gonzalez)
Born: 5/26/1925, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Died: 2/25/2013, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Carmen Montejo’s westerns – actress:
El porto salvaje – 1958 (Luisa)
El rio de las animas – 1964
Los marcados – 1971 (Remedios)
El rey - 1976 (Senora del Rivero)

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