Katy Jurado

Katy Jurado

Katy Jurado (January 16, 1924 - July 5, 2002) was a Mexican actress.

Born Maria Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garcia in Guadalajara, Mexico, she started her career in Hollywood and moved back to continue filming in Mexico. Her role in the Mexican movie Nosotros Los Pobres opposite well-known Mexican actor Pedro Infante brought her fame. She subsequently appeared in many Hollywood movies including The Bullfighter and the Lady, High Noon, Arrowhead, Broken Lance, The Racers, Trial, Trapeze, The Badlanders, One Eyed Jacks, Barabbas, Stay Away Joe (opposite Elvis Presley), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, The Children of Sanchez and Under the Volcano. Her last acting performances were in Mexican soap operas.


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Her last acting performances were in Mexican soap operas.
. She subsequently appeared in many Hollywood movies including The Bullfighter and the Lady, High Noon, Arrowhead, Broken Lance, The Racers, Trial, Trapeze, The Badlanders, One Eyed Jacks, Barabbas, Stay Away Joe (opposite Elvis Presley), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, The Children of Sanchez and Under the Volcano.
. Her role in the Mexican movie Nosotros Los Pobres opposite well-known Mexican actor Pedro Infante brought her fame.
. Born Maria Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garcia in Guadalajara, Mexico, she started her career in Hollywood and moved back to continue filming in Mexico. In the 1968 film, Star!, based on her life, Gertrude Lawrence was played by Julie Andrews.

Katy Jurado (January 16, 1924 - July 5, 2002) was a Mexican actress. She died of cervical cancer in New York, New York and was buried in her pink "Shall We Dance?" gown from the second act of The King and I in Lakeview Cemetery, in Upton, Massachusetts. She won the 1952 Tony Award for Best Actress for her role as Anna Leonowens in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. She starred as Liza Elliot in Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin's psychoanalytic musical Lady in the Dark, and was a popular entertainer of the troops in World War II. Noel Coward wrote Private Lives and Tonight at 8:30 (a cycle of nine one-act musicals and plays) for her.

In this play she was the first British actress to create a lead role on Broadway. Cole Porter wrote Nymph Errant for her to star in London in 1929. George and Ira Gershwin wrote Oh, Kay! for her, with the song "Someone to Watch Over Me," which became a standard. Her onstage persona inspired composers and writers. She is also thought to have had lesbian affairs, notably with Daphne Du Maurier.

She married Richard Aldrich in 1940. They divorced in 1927. She married Francis Gordon-Howley in 1924, and they had a daughter, Pamela. Her great charisma is attested to by those who saw her onstage, but her films fail to convey her charm.

She was one of the foremost comediennes of her time, capable of playing both slapstick clowns and elegant ladies. She understudied Beatrice Lillie in Andre Charlot's London revues on the 1920s, and became their star when they were brought to Broadway in 1924 and 1926. She was born Gertrude Alexandria Dagmar Lawrence-Klasen in London, England, and was a professional performer by the age of ten. She was particularly associated with the light comedy of Noel Coward.

Gertrude Lawrence (June 4, 1898 - September 6, 1952) was an actress and musical performer popular in the 1930s-40s, appearing on stage in London and on Broadway, and in several films. Gertrude Lawrence's Internet Movie Database page (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0492775/). Gertrude Lawrence's Internet Broadway Database page (http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?id=49117). The Glass Menagerie - 1950.

Catherine the Great - 1948. Brief Encounter - 1945. Men Are Not Gods - 1936. Rembrandt - 1936.

Mimi - 1935. No Funny Business - 1933. Lord Camber's Ladies - 1932. Aren't We All? - 1932.

The Battle of Paris - 1929. The King and I - 1951. Pygmalion - 1945. Gratefully Yours - 1942.

Lady in the Dark - 1941. Skylark. Susan and God - 1937. Still Life.

Family Album. Ways and Means. Fumed Oak. Shadow Play.

We Were Dancing. The Astonished Heart. Red Peppers. Hands Across the Sea.

Tonight at 8:30 - 1936

    . Private Lives - 1931. The International Review - 1930. Candle Light - 1929.

    Treasure Girl - 1928. Oh, Kay! - 1926. Charlot Revue - 1925. Andre Charlot's Revue of 1924 - 1924.

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