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Lupe Velez

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Vélez in 1934

Source: Wikipedia

María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez (July 18, 1908 – December 13, 1944), known professionally as Lupe Vélez, was a Mexican stage and film actress, dancer, singer and vedette. She was a vaudeville and revue star in her native country in the early 1920s and a Hollywood star between the end of silent films until the early 1940s.

Fact file

  • Born: María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez July 18, 1908 San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  • Died: December 13, 1944 (aged 36) Glendale, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Seconal overdose
  • Resting place: Panteón Civil de Dolores Cemetery
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Alma mater: Our Lady of the Lake
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1927–1944
  • Spouse(s): Johnny Weissmuller (m. 1933; div. 1939)

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Lupe Velez: Early Hollywood path-paver
LA Times Entertainme, 2012-08-13 07:00:00
The Mexican-born star broke some barriers (Douglas Fairbanks' 'The Gaucho'), was constrained by others ('Mexican Spitfire' movies). A new book takes a closer look.Lupe Velez was a dynamo whose talent popped off the screen. The Mexican-born beauty, who came to fame in Douglas Fairbanks' 1927 adventure, "The Gaucho," could do ...

Thesp spices up 'Hot Pepper' Lupe Velez biopic
Variety, 2012-05-11 17:23:03
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