Maria Romero dies, historical dubbing and voice of Mrs. Roper
La Coruña actress amassed nearly seven decades in the profession
By Fernando Neira
The voice actress Maria Romero, one of the most qualified voices of the profession, died Feb. 4 in Madrid, at 85 years of age, unable to overcome a sudden cerebral stroke. Romero, historical bender and dozens of professional teacher, was the unmistakable voice in Castilian Mildred, Mrs. Roper in the legendary British series of the seventies. The family has announced that there will be no wake or funeral because Romero wanted her body be donated to science.
Banet Angela Maria Romero was born in A Coruña on 21 March 1929 and was the partner of AISGE number 1,908. At age 16 she began working as an actor and announcer on the radio station Radio Nacional your city, shortly after joining the actors box Radio Madrid. The first film dubbing in which he participated was Demoiselles from 09 (Giani Franciolini, 1955), a crazy Italian comedy.
Since then orders multiplied and Mary did speak Castilian big screen as Silvana Mangano, Sophia Loren, Joan Crawford and Rita Haywarth, although her final consecration came with the female lead in The Ropers (1976-1979), the refunfuñón hilarious marriage and that made George and Mildred. Thames Television series that opened doors and provided further overdubs as memorable as those of Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy or Kathy Bates in Misery terrifying.
In addition to its ongoing commitment to dubbing studios, Romero became a voice accredited poetry readings, particularly applauded when recited the verses of his admired Rosalia de Castro. In the early nineties she emphasized her teaching career with a school in Santiago de Compostela. Yvonne Ares and Claudio Rodriguez are among its most prominent companions. Maria Romero continued to make occasional voiceovers during the last years of her life and only said sorry for the fact that none of her children or grandchildren had inherited her passion for reciting.
ROMERO, María (Banet Angela Maria Romero)
Born: 3/21/1929, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Died: 2/14/2015, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
María Romero’s westerns – voice actress:
Four Candles for My Colt - 1963 [Spanish voice of Ángela Cavo]
Gunfight at Red Sands - 1963 [Spanish voice of Mikaela]
Relevo para un pistolero – 1963 [Spanish voice of Laura Granados]
Ride and Kill – 1963 [Spanish voice of Paulin Baards]
Shoot to Kill – 1963 [Spanish voice of Laura Granados]
The Sign of the Coyote – 1963 [Spanish voice of María Lux]
Bullets Don’t Argue – 1964 [Spanish voice of Kai Fischer]
Grave of the Gunfighter – 1964 [Spanish voice of Mercedes Alonso]
The Secret of Captain O’Hara – 1964 [Spanish voice of Charito Teheiro]
For a Few Dollars More – 1965 [Spanish voice of Mara Krupp]
Bad Man’s River – 1972 [Spanish voice of Gina Lollobrigida]
Sonny & Jed – 1972 [Spanish voice of Rosanna Yanni]
Patience Has a Limit, We Don’t – 1974 [Spanish voice of Rosie]