Thursday, April 6, 2017

RIP Alma Delia Fuentes

Alma Delia Fuentes has died, the diva of the cinema that lived in abandonment

Proceso Magazine
April 5, 2017

Rest in peace the last actress who remains alive in Luis Buñuel's 'Los Olvidados'.

A year ago we uncovered the sad story of Alma Delia Fuentes, the famous actress of the Mexican golden age who spent her last days in abandonment, living among trash and excrement in her mansion.

Unfortunately, she died on Sunday, April 2, at the age of 80, at the home of her eldest daughter, Alma Delia, with whom she had no good relationshipa, especially with her husband.  It is known that her relatives decided to cremate her body, and the news was confirmed in 'Ventaneando' this Wednesday, April 5.

On January 1, 2017, Proceso magazine reported that Alma had disappeared. The last time they had heard from her was November 9, 2016, when she left her home in a Red Cross ambulance without knowing the cause.

Alma Delia lived in the mansion she bought in the area of ​​Naucalpan, State of Mexico, but after neglect and abandonment, she preferred to settle in the garage of her home, which was full of garbage and excrement.  It is known that the property had a delay in the payment of land for more than 100 thousand pesos.

Alma Delia rose to fame for her character "Meche" in the movie Los olvidados by Luis Buñuel, She triumphed at the Cannes Film Festival, and for which she received an Ariel nomination in the children's category.

She performed with Fernando Soler in 'A Family of Many', with Pedro Infante in 'ATM At All Machine' and with Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas' in 'El Extra'.

At the age of 33 she left the film industry to dedicate herself to her family. She married at the age of 17 with Julio Azcárraga, cousin of Emilio Azcárraga Milmo. They had 4 children: Alma Delia, Ana Rosa, Bertha Eugenia and Julio Azcárraga Fuentes. She was also married to actor Rafael del Río.

FUENTES, Alma Delia
Born: 1/22/1937, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Died: 4/2/2017, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Alma Delia Fuentes’ westerns – actress:
Cartas u Ufemia - 1952
Herencia maldita – 1963 (Mercede Acuña)
El rio de las animas – 1964 (Maricarmen)
Los murcielagos – 1964
Para todos hay - 1965
El indomable – 1966 (Idalia)
Los cuatro Juanes – 1966
El fugitive – 1966
Vuelve el Texano - 1966
Lucia Vazquez – 1968 (Evangelina Garcia)

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