RIP Josefina de Luna
The great Josefina de Luna died on April 25th. She was born in Cadiz, Spain in 1921, but her childhood and youth were spent between Valencia and Barcelona, where she suffered the vicissitudes of war.
In 1939 Metro Goldwing Mayer asked her to audition for a dubbing position, and immediately she was hired. The following years were spent working under the orders of Marta Fábregas, sister of the great Elsa Fábregas, combining the functions of charitable dubbing and the theater. Collado wanted to hire her as a young lady in the company of Tina Gascó.
At that Josefina time was the voice of Ingrid Bergman, most of those overdubs have been lost- and a film of this great actress made in 1947 Fono Spain Madrid got in touch with her to offer her a contract, which she accepted and she moved to Madrid with her brother and her mother, where she currently lives.
Her main occupation in addition to her acting, is undoubtedly her broad career as a voice actress. Until today she was still prodigious, clean, able to go treble to bass and change laughter to tears, with a seemingly effortless voice.
de LUNA, Josefina
Born: 1921 Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain
Died: 4/25/2016, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Josefina de Luna’s westerns – voice actress:
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw – 1958 [Spanish voice of Jayne Mansfield]
The Sign of Zorro – 1962 [Spanish voice of Danielle de Metz]
Torrejón City – 1962 [Spanish voice of May Heatherly]
Gunfight at High Noon - 1963 [Spanish voice of Gloria Osuna]
Bullets Don’t Argue – 1964 [Spanish voice of Giulia Rubini]
Cavalry Charge – 1964 [Spanish voice of Diana Lorys]
The Last Tomahawk – 1964 [Spanish voice of Karin Dor]
7 Hours of Gunfire – 1964 [Spanish voice of Helga Sommerfield]
Duel in the Eclipse – 1965 [Spanish voice of Marisa Peredes]
Finger on the Trigger - 1965 [Spanish voice of Silvia Solar]
The Big Gundown – 1966 [Spanish voice of Maribel Martín]
Django Does Not Forgive – 1966 [Spanish voice of Evelin Therens]
The Hellbenders - 1966 [Spanish voice of Norma Bengell]
Vengeance of Pancho Villa – 1966 [Spanish voice of Maria Perschy]
Day of Anger – 1967 [Spanish voice of Yvonne Sanson]
Once Upon a Time in the West – 1968 [Spanish voice of Claudia Cardinale]
Zorro in the Court of England – 1969 [Spanish voice of Dada Gallotti]
Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You’re Under Arrest – 1971 [Spanish voice of Helga Liné]
These Damned Pounds of Gold – 1971 [Spanish voice of Dada Gallotti]
Sting of the West – 1972 [Spanish voice of Francesca Romana Coluzzi]
If You Shoot... You Live – 1974 [Spanish voice of Paula Pattier]