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Dolores delRio

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Birth Name

Dolores Del Rio Dolores Martínez Asúnsolo y López Negrete
"Princess of México"  

    Mexican Dancer and Actress who was a star of Hollywood films during the silent era and in the Golden Age of Hollywood, becoming an important actress in Mexican cinema later in her life. Del Rio was a very beautiful latino woman who would be the first Latin American movie star to have an international appeal.

    In her childhood she had shown a great passion for dancing and strived to be as good as Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. del Río made her film debut in Joanna in 1925 and Her career flourished until the end of the silent era but because of her Latin accent she would not talk much in the early Talkies.  

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   She filmed 'Flying Down to Rio' and did really good, but then unknowns Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers stole the show. towards the end of her American film career, del Río became one of the victims of McCarthyism, but she continued with even a greater succes in Mexican films.    On April 11, 1983, Dolores del Río died from liver disease at the age of 77, in Newport Beach, California.

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Birth Date



Durango, Mexico 8/5/1905 - 4/11/1983 Lewis "Lou" Riley (1959) n/a
    Cedric Gibbons (1930)  
      Jaime Martínez del Río (1921)  

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American Dances            
Latin Dances            

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n/a n/a 1956 - Anastacia




1925 - Joanna       9/1926 - Photoplay Magazine
1926 - The High Steppers       4/2/1940 - Pic Magazine
1927 - The Loves Of Carmen       4/1982 - Films in Review Mag.
1928 - Ramona            
1928 - The Red Dance            
1932 - The Girl Of Rio            
$1933 - Flying Down To Rio            
1934 - Wonder Bar            
1935 - In Caliente            
1949 - La Casa Chica            
1954 - Broken Lance        
1958 - La Cucaracha            
1960 - Flaming Star        
1967 - C'era una Volta            
1976 - Salsa            
1983 - Zelig            


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