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. She died from lung cancer in Andover, Massachusetts. Her role in the Mexican movie Nosotros Los Pobres opposite well-known Mexican actor Pedro Infante brought her fame. Priscilla never acted after her retirement but made a comeback as a hostess for a Boston talk show some years later. Born Maria Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garcia in Guadalajara, Mexico, she started her career in Hollywood and moved back to continue filming in Mexico. Rosemary died from diabetes and pulmonary obstruction in Woodland Hills, California.

Katy Jurado (January 16, 1924 - July 5, 2002) was a Mexican actress. Lola married five times, and was married for two years to the actor Lew Ayres. She died of arterial disease in Santa Barbara, California. Leota married once, and died in Glendale, California. Despite Priscilla's initial success, by the end of the decade each of the sisters had retired from films. Leota's attempt at a film career had failed completely.

She was cast in such successes as Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), but while her career was building, Rosemary and Lola were finding the quality and frequency of their roles steadily decreasing. She was considered for the role of Melanie in Gone With The Wind, and although she did not won the role, she impressed several producers. For that reason she was able to emerge as a personality in her own right. While the sisters were all regarded as beautiful, Priscilla conveyed the softest and most wholesome quality, and was also seen as having the most natural talent.

By this time Priscilla was being recognised for her individual potential. Daughter's Courageous, and Four Wives, (both 1939), and Four Mothers (1941) were popular successes. The three Lane Sisters were promoted as "The Picture of American Girlhood" and the film was a great success, leading to more joint film appearances by the three sisters in sequels. The film was released in 1938 as Four Daughters with the fourth sister played by Gail Patrick.

Each was tested for the roles of the four sisters, with only Leota being rejected as unsuitable. The following year Davis was offered a role in the film version of Fannie Hurst's novel Sister Act and when she turned down the part, Lola suggested to Jack Warner that the Lane Sisters would be suitable. In the same year Lola played a strong supporting role in the Bette Davis crime melodrama Marked Woman, as the type of hardboiled character that exemplified many of her later roles with Warner Brothers. She and Rosemary made their film debuts together in Varsity Show in 1937.

In 1937 Priscilla was signed to a contract with Warner Brothers Studios. First performing as a quartet with a dance band in 1932, the sisters toured the United States, and gradually their popularity grew. By 1932 she had joined her three younger sisters to form a singing act. Lola began her career as an actress in 1929 and made several films during the early 1930s.

They changed their names from Mullican when they began their careers. Lola was born in Macy, Indiana and Leota, Rosemary, and Priscilla were born in Indianola, Iowa. The sisters were Lola (May 21, 1906 - June 22, 1981), Leota (? - 1913 - July 25,1963), Rosemary (April 4, 1914 - November 25, -1974), and Priscilla (June 12, 1915 - April 4, 1995). The Lane Sisters were four siblings who achieved success during the 1930s as a singing act, with their popularity leading to a series of successful films.

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