Gloria Marín

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Gloria Marín
Gloria Méndez Ramos

(1919-04-19)19 April 1919
Mexico City, Mexico
Died13 April 1983(1983-04-13) (aged 63)
[Mexico City, Mexico
Resting place Panteón de Dolores
Other namesGloria Ramos Luna
Occupation Actress
Years active1938–1983
Abel Salazar
(m. 1958;div. 1960)
Children1 daughter

Gloria Méndez Ramos (19 April 1919 – 13 April 1983), better known as Gloria Marín, was a Mexican actress. She was considered one of the most celebrated female stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

Mexicans people of the country of Mexico or who identify as culturally Mexican

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Golden Age of Mexican cinema

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During her career, Marín appeared in about 100 films and television series. She received an Ariel Award nomination for her leading performance in the 1948 film Si Adelita se fuera con otro .

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Gloria Méndez Ramos was a daughter of dancer María Laura Ramos Luna and businessman Pedro Méndez Armendáriz, and a cousin of actor Pedro Armendáriz. She began her career at age six, alongside her mother who ran a theater company in Mexico City. She also worked later in the Mayab and in the carpa of Santa María la Ribera where the comedian Joaquín Pardavé offers her first opportunity in the cinema.

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She debuted in the film Los millones de Chaflán (1939). At age 15, she married the official Arturo Vargas (forwarding agent). She made 19 films between 1938 and 1941. She performed with Cantinflas in El gendarme desconocido and met Jorge Negrete in the filming of ¡Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!. Marín was nominated for a Silver Ariel Award for her performance in Si Adelita se fuera con otro. In 1942, she appeared with Fernando Soler in ¡Que hombre tán simpático!. She also appeared with Arturo de Córdova in the films El conde de Montecristo (1942) and Crepúsculo (1945). She married actor Abel Salazar in Mexico City on 31 May 1958; the couple divorced in 1960.

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She won two Diosas de Plata Awards for her work in the movies Mecánica nacional (1972) and Presagio (1974). For 30 years, Gloria starred in several telenovelas like La hiena, Los hermanos Coraje and La maldición de La Blonda, among others. She starred in several stage plays such as Debiera haber obispas , Tan cerca del cielo and La jaula de cristal. Her last notable role was as the Mother Superior in the telenovela Mundo de juguete .

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Marín died at the Hospital Español in Mexico City on 13 April 1983, six days before her 64th birthday, because of emphysema. She was interred at the Panteón de Dolores.

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Panteón de Dolores

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