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. Elissa Landi has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to Motion Pictures, at 1615 Vine St. 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 cancer in Kingston, New York. Her role in the Mexican movie Nosotros Los Pobres opposite well-known Mexican actor Pedro Infante brought her fame. She became a United States Citizen in 1943, and dedicted herself to writing, producing six novels and a series of poems. Born Maria Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garcia in Guadalajara, Mexico, she started her career in Hollywood and moved back to continue filming in Mexico. After only two more films she retired, in 1943.

Katy Jurado (January 16, 1924 - July 5, 2002) was a Mexican actress. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer signed her to a contract and after a couple of romantic dramas she played the cousin of Myrna Loy in the very popular After the Thin Man (1936). Her contract with Fox was abruptly cancelled in 1936 as a result of her refusal to accept a particular role. She was paired successfully with some of the major leading men, such as David Manners, Warner Baxter, and Ronald Colman in romantic dramas, before appearing in the box office hit The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) with Robert Donat. De Mille's The Sign of the Cross (1932), but was overshadowed by Claudette Colbert who played the flashier role of the temptress.

She played the heroine in Cecil B. She was signed to a contact by 20th Century Fox in 1931. During the 1920s she appeared in British, French, and German films before travelling to the United States to appear in a Broadway production of A Farewell to Arms. She would return to writing during lulls in her acting career.

Her first ambition was to be a writer, and she wrote her first novel at the age of twenty. Born Elizabeth Marie Christine Kühnelt in Venice, Italy, Landi was raised in Austria and educated in England. Rumoured to be a descendant of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, she was noted for her aristocratic bearing. Elissa Landi (December 6, 1904 – October 21, 1948) was an Italian born actress who was popular in Hollywood films of the 1920s and 1930s.

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