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Dolores del Río

Quick facts

Full nameMaría de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete
Known asDolores del Río
BirthdayAugust 3, 1904
Sun signLeo
Place of birthVictoria de Durango, Durango, Mexico
Date of death11 April, 1983 (aged 78)

Filmography:

1925 – 1929:

YearTitleRoleDirectorOther cast members
1925JoannaCarlotta Da SilvaEdwin CareweDorothy Mackaill, Jack Mullah
1926High SteppersEvelyn IffieldEdwin CareweMary Astor, Lloyd Hughes, Rita Carewe
1926The Whole Town’s TalkingRita RenaultEdward LaemmleEdward Everett Horton, Trixie Friganza
1926Pals FirstJeanne LammontEdwin CareweLloyd Hughes, George Cooper, Edward Earle
1926What Price Glory?Charmaine de la CognacRaoul WalshVictor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe
1927ResurrectionKatyusha MaslovaEdwin CareweRod La Rocque, Rita Carewe, Vera Lewis
1927The Loves of CarmenCarmenRaoul WalshVictor McLaglen, Don Alvarado, Carmen Costello
1927No Other WomanCarmelita de GranadosLou TellegenDon Alvarado, Ben Bard, Paulette Duval
1928The Gateway of the MoonChela (Toni)John Griffith WrayWalter Pidgeon, Leslie Fenton
1928The Trail of ’98BernaClarence BrownRalph Forbes, Tenen Holtz
1928RamonaRamonaEdwin CareweWarner Baxter, Roland Drew
1928The Red DanceTasiaRaoul WalshCharles Farrell, Ivan Linow
1928RevengeRaschaEdwin CareweJames A. Marcus, Le Roy Mason
1929EvangelineEvangelineEdwin CareweRoland Drew, Alec B. Francis

1930 – 1942:

YearTitleRoleDirectorOther cast members
1930The Bad OnelitaGeorge FitzmauriceEdmund Lowe, Don Alvarado
1932Girl of the RioDolores RomeroHerbert BrenonNorman Foster, Leo Carrillo, Andrea Palma
1932Bird of ParadiseLuanaKing VidorJoel McCrea, John Halliday
1933Flying Down to RioBelinnha de RezendeThornton FreelandGene Raymond, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Raoul Roulien
1934Wonder BarInézLloyd BaconAl Jolson, Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Dick Powell
1934Madame Du BarryMadame DuBarryWilliam DieterleReginald Owen, Victor Jory
1935In CalienteRita GómezLloyd BaconPat O’Brien, Edward Everett Horton, Glenda Farrell
1935I Live for LoveDonna AlvarezBusby BerkeleyEverett Marshall, Don Alvarado
1936The Widow from Monte CarloDuchess of RyeArthur Greville CollinsWarren William, Colin Clive
1936AccusedGaby SeymourThornton FreelandDouglas Fairbanks Jr., Florence Desmond
1937Devil’s PlaygroundCarmenErle C. KentonChester Morris, Richard Dix
1937Lancer SpyDolores Daria SunnellGregory RatoffGeorge Sanders, Peter Lorre
1937Ali Baba Goes to TownBrief cameoDavid ButlerEddie Cantor, Gypsy Rose Lee
1938International SettlementLenore DixonEugene FordeGeorge Sanders, John Carradine, June Lang
1940The Man from DakotaEugenia SanfordLeslie FentonWallace Beery, John Howard
1943Journey into FearJosette MartellOrson WellesJoseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Ruth Warrick, Agnes Moorehead

1943 – 1959:

YearTitleRoleDirectorOther cast members
1943Wild FlowerEsperanzaEmilio FernándezPedro Armendáriz, Emilio Fernández, Miguel Angel Ferriz
1944María CandelariaMaría CandelariaEmilio FernándezPedro Armendáriz, Miguel Inclán, Alberto Galán
1945Las AbandonadasMargaritaEmilio FernándezPedro Armendáriz, Victor Junco, Arturo Soto Rangel
1945BugambiliaAmalia de los RoblesEmilio FernándezPedro Armendáriz, Julio Villarreal, Stella Inda
1945La Selva de FuegoEstrellaFernando de FuentesArturo de Córdova, Miguel Inclán
1946La OtraMaría Méndez / Magdalena MéndezRoberto GavaldónVictor Junco, Agustín Irusta
1947The FugitiveMaría DoloresJohn FordHenry Fonda, Pedro Armendáriz, Ward Bond, Leo Carrillo
1948Story of a Bad WomanMrs. ErlynneLuis SaslavskyMaría Duval, Francisco de Paula, Alberto Closas
1949The Unloved WomanRaymundaEmilio FernándezPedro Armendáriz, Columba Domínguez, Roberto Cañedo
1950La casa chicaAmaliaRoberto GavaldónMiroslava Stern, Roberto Cañedo, Domingo Soler
1951DesiredDeseadaRoberto GavaldónJorge Mistral, Anabel Gutiérrez
1951Doña PerfectaDoña PerfectaAlejandro GalindoEsther Fernández, Carlos Navarro, Julio Villarreal
1953ReportajeMaria CristinaEmilio FernándezArturo de Córdova, María Félix, Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante
1953El Niño y la NieblaMarthaRoberto GavaldónPedro Lopez Lagar, Alejandro Ciangherotti Jr., Eduardo Noriega
1955Señora AmaDominicaJulio BrachoJosé Suárez, Ma. Luz Galicia
1958Where Are Our Children Going?RosaBenito AlazrakiTito Junco, Martha Mijares, Andrea Palma
1959La CucarachaIsabel, the WidowIsmael RodriguezMaría Félix, Emilio Fernández, Pedro Armendáriz

1960 – 1978:

YearTitleRoleDirectorOther cast members
1960Flaming StarNeddy BurtonDon SiegelElvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest, John McIntire
1961El Pecado de una MadreGabrielaAlfonso Corona BlakeLibertad Lamarque, Enrique Rambal, Pedro Geraldo
1964Cheyenne AutumnSpanish WomanJohn FordRichard Widmark, Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Sal Mineo, Ricardo Montalban, Gilbert Roland, James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson
1966La Dama del AlbaLa PeregrinaFrancisco Robira VeletaJuliette Villard, Yelena Samarina
1966Casa de MujeresGilda “La Doña”Julian SolerElsa Aguirre, Fernando Soler, Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos López Moctezuma
1967More than a MiracleQueen MotherFrancesco RossiSophia Loren, Omar Sharif
1978The Children of SanchezGrandmaHall BartlettAnthony Quinn, Katy Jurado, Lupita Ferrer, Lucía Méndez

Short films appearing as herself:

YearTitle
1926WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926
1930Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 14
1930Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 23
1930Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 24
1935A dream comes true: The Making of An Unusual Motion Picture
1935A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio
1937Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 7
1937Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 8
1939Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 10
1940Meet the Stars # 1: Chinese Garden Festival
1941Meet the Stars # 2: Baby Stars
1954Screen Snapshots: Hollywood goes to Mexico
1967Río Blanco
1968Mexico ’68: Instantaneous /Dolores del Río’s Mexico
1983Zelig

Documentary:

YearTitle
1928Die Filmstad Hollywood
1956Torero!
1961Hollywood: The Golden Years
1969Hollywood: The Selznick Years
1971The American West of John Ford
1976Salsa
1979Mexico de mis amores
2002The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema
2003Dolores del Río: The Mexican Diva of Hollywood
2012Arena : Screen Goddesses

Television:

YearTitleRoleDirectorOther main cast members
1951Trio by the LamplightPaul Tripp
1951The Kate Smith Evening HourHerselfKate Smith (host), Victor Borge
1957Schlitz Playhouse of StarsHerselfJohn BrahmLeon Askin, Cesar Romero
1958The United States Steel HourTheresia TaillenRobert StevensJohn Baragrey, Alexander Clark
1960The Dinah Shore Chevy ShowHerselfRolando AguilarGilbert Roland, Ricardo Montalban, Tito Guízar
1965The Man who Bought ParadiseMonaRalph NelsonBuster Keaton, Paul Lukas, Angie Dickinson
1966I SpySeritaRichard C. SarafianRobert Culp, Bill Cosby, Victor Jory
1966BrandedAntonia MolineraWilliam WitneyChuck Connors
1966A Bob Hope Comedy SpecialHerselfJack SheaBob Hope, Michael Caine, Cantinflas, Glenn Ford, Gina Lollobrigida, Jayne Mansfield, Merle Oberon, Silvia Pinal
1968Dolores del Río (T.V BIography)Herself
1970Maratón Rosa MexicanoHerself / HostMaría Félix, Libertad Lamarque, Raphael, Carmen Montejo, María Elena Marqués
1970Marcus Welby M.D.Carlotta Lopez de GuadalupeDaniel PetrieRobert Young, James Brolin, Janet Blair

Theatre:

YearPlayRoleTheatreOther notable cast members
1941The Mercury Wonder ShowMany rolesCalifornia State FairOrson Welles
1956AnastaciaAnastacia RomanovFalmouth Playhouse, MassachusettsLili Darvas, Alan Shayne, Stephen Elliott, Boris Tumarin
1958Lady Windermere’s FanMrs ErlynneTeatro Virginia Fábregas, Mexico City / Teatro Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina(México) María Rivas, Carlos Navarro, Joaquín Cordero, Anita Blanch, Tito Junco, (Argentina) Alberto Closas, Ana Luisa Peluffo
1959The Road to RomeAmitisTeatro de los Insurgentes, Mexico CityWolf Ruvinskis, Raúl Ramírez, Jorge del Campo, Rosenda Monteros
1961La despedidaHerselfMillion Dollar Theater, Los Angeles, CaliforniaJorge Martínez de Hoyos
1962GhostsMrs. Helen AlvingSala Chopin, Mexico CityJulián Soler, Adriana Roel, Jorge del Campo,
1963Dear Liar: A Comedy of LetterMrs. Patrick CampbellTeatro de los Insurgentes, Mexico CityIgnacio López Tarso
1964La Vidente (La Voyante)La VidenteTeatro de los Insurgentes, Mexico CityFernando Luján, Jacqueline Andere, Marilú Elízaga, Blanca Sánchez, Narciso Busquets, Magda Donato, Tamara Garina
1967The Queen and the RebelsAlgiraTeatro Hidalgo, Mexico CityIgnacio López Tarso, Narciso Busquets, Patricia Morán
1970The Lady of the CamelliasMarguerite GautierTeatro Hidalgo, Mexico CityCarlos Bracho, Marilú Elízaga, Germán Robles, Angélica Aragón

Awards:

YearFilmResultAwardCategory
1944Las AbandonadasWonSilver Ariel AwardBest Actress
1946La OtraNominatedSilver Ariel AwardBest Actress
1949La Casa ChicaNominatedSilver Ariel AwardBest Actress
1951Doña PerfectaWonSilver Ariel AwardBest Actress
1953El Niño y la nieblaWonSilver Ariel AwardBest Actress
1975Honorific AwardWonGolden Ariel AwardContribution to the Mexican Cinema

Honorary awards:

YearAwardCategory
1926WAMPAS Baby StarsPromotional campaign sponsored by the United States Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers, which honored thirteen young actresses each year whom they believed to be on the threshold of movie stardom.
1943Instituto de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de MéxicoBest Actress (Flor Silvestre)
1957Asociacion Nacional de ActoresMedal for her outstanding scenic work abroad.
1952Neiman Marcus Fashion AwardMedal for the best dressed woman in America
1961Hollywood Walk of FameMotion Pictures (Location: 1630 Vine Street)
1965Sarape de Plata (PECIME)Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the talkies in Mexico.
1967Organization of American StatesMedal for her cultural contribution to the peoples of America
1974Diosa de Plata Award (PECIME)Motion Pictures Contribution
1975Mexican Legion of HonorDiploma for artistic merit
1978Mexican American Institute of Cultural RelationsAward for artistic merit
1982George Eastman AwardThe George Eastman Award for distinguished contribution to the art of film was established by George Eastman House
1993The Four LadiesThe Four Ladies of Hollywood gazebo at the western border of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The domed structure is held aloft by four caryatids sculpted by Harl West to represent the Mexican actress Dolores del Río, African-American actress Dorothy Dandridge, Asian-American actress Anna May Wong and the multi-ethnic, Brooklyn-born actress Mae West
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