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Castaneda in Paradise Isle (1937)
Maria Luisa Castaneda
April 12, 1916
Nogales, Arizona, U.S.
|Died||February 12, 2015 98) (aged|
|Cause of death||Neck injury|
(m. 1939;div. 1944)
(m. 1960;div. 1962)
Maria Luisa "Movita" Castaneda (April 12, 1916 – February 12, 2015) was a Mexican-American actress best known for having been the second wife of actor Marlon Brando. In films, she played exotic women/singers, such as in Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), of which she was the last surviving cast member. She is the mother of Miko Castaneda Brando (b. 1961) and Rebecca Brando Kotlizky (b. 1966).
Marlon Brando Jr. was an American actor and film director. With a career spanning 60 years, he is well-regarded for his cultural influence on 20th-century film. Brando's Academy Award-winning performances include that of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972). Brando was an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements. He is credited with helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, having studied with Stella Adler in the 1940s. He is often regarded as one of the first actors to bring Method Acting to mainstream audiences.
Flying Down to Rio is a 1933 American pre-Code RKO musical film noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, although Dolores del Río and Gene Raymond received top billing and the leading roles. Among the featured players are Franklin Pangborn and Eric Blore. The songs in the film were written by Vincent Youmans (music), Gus Kahn and Edward Eliscu (lyrics), with musical direction and additional music by Max Steiner. This is the only film in which Rogers was billed above famed Broadway dancer Astaire.
Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 American drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the Bounty.
Movita, a Mexican American, was born in Nogales, Arizona, on a train travelling between Mexico and Arizona. Movita began her acting career singing the Carioca to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire's first dance number in the first film in which the famous duo appeared together, Flying Down to Rio (1933). She continued playing exotic women in American and Spanish language films in the 1930s, most notably as a Tahitian girl, Tehanni in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) alongside Clark Gable and Franchot Tone. She played an island girl in Paradise Isle (1937) and again in Girl from Rio (1939) with Warren Hull. She starred in the British thriller Tower of Terror (1941) alongside Wilfrid Lawson and Michael Rennie. After a break, she appeared as Henry Fonda's cook in Fort Apache (1948), then starred with Tim Holt in two further westerns: The Mysterious Desperado (1949) and Saddle Legion (1951).
Nogales is a city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The population was 20,837 at the 2010 census and estimated 20,407 in 2014. Nogales forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,027,683 as of the 2010 Census. The city is the county seat of Santa Cruz County.
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometers (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the tenth most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.
Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is known for her starring role in Kitty Foyle (1940), but is best remembered for performing in RKO's musical films on stage, radio and television, throughout much of the 20th century.
In 1939, Movita married the Irish boxer, singer and actor Jack Doyle in Mexico.The marriage did not endure. After appearing in a few more minor westerns and a few television parts, she met the actor Marlon Brando in the late 1950s, after his breakup with Anna Kashfi. They married in 1960, and they had two children. Brando played the role of Fletcher Christian in the 1962 remake of the 1935 film in which Movita had played a Tahitian girl, Tehanni. Brando then married his co-star Tarita Teriipaia. After a small role on television in 1977, Movita appeared as Ana in 17 episodes of Knots Landing from October 1987 to May 1989.
Joseph "Jack" Doyle, known as "The Gorgeous Gael", was an Irish boxer, actor, and a tenor. He was born Joseph Doyle and known to his friends as Joe but changed it to Jack when starting his professional career. At one time or another, Doyle was a contender for the British Boxing Championship.
Anna Kashfi was an American film actress who had a brief Hollywood career in the 1950s.
Fletcher Christian was master's mate on board HMS Bounty during Lieutenant William Bligh's voyage to Tahiti during 1787–1789 for breadfruit plants. In the mutiny on the Bounty, Christian seized command of the ship from Bligh on 28 April 1789.
Castaneda died on February 12, 2015, in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized for a neck injury. She was 98.
Castaneda was survived by her two children and four grandchildren, as well as a great-grandchild.
|1930||El Dios del mar|
|1933||Flying Down to Rio||Carioca Singer||Uncredited|
|1935||Señora casada necesita marido||Doncella|
|1935||The Tia Juana Kid||Cabaret Dancer|
|1935||Mutiny on the Bounty||Tehani|
|1935||El diablo del Mar||Maya|
|1936||El capitan Tormenta||Anyana|
|1938||Rose of the Rio Grande||Rosita del Torre|
|1939||Girl from Rio||Marquita Romero|
|1941||Tower of Terror||Marie Durand|
|1949||The Mysterious Desperado||Luisa|
|1950||Wagon Master||Young Navajo Indian|
|1950||Federal Man||Lolita Martinez / Montez|
|1950||A Lady Without Passport||Lorena||Uncredited|
|1950||The Petty Girl||Carmelita Moray||Uncredited|
|1950||Kim||Woman with Baby||Uncredited|
|1951||Soldiers Three||Cabaret woman|
|1952||Wild Horse Ambush||Lita Espinosa|
María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García, better known as Katy Jurado, was a Mexican actress of film, television, and theater. Jurado began her acting career in Mexico. She achieved some renown in her country's cinema during the period known as the Golden Age of Mexican cinema (1940s–1950s). In 1951 she was discovered by American filmmakers in Mexico and began her Hollywood career. She acted in notable Western films of the 1950s and 1960s. An exotic beauty, Jurado specialized in interpretations of complex, stereotyped and sexualized women. Her talent for playing a variety of characters helped pave the way for Mexican actresses in American cinema. She was the first Latin American actress nominated for an Academy Award, as Best Supporting Actress for her work in Broken Lance (1954), and was the first to win a Golden Globe Award, for her performance in High Noon (1952).
Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone was an American stage, film and television actor. He was Oscar-nominated for his role as Midshipman Roger Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), starring alongside Clark Gable and Charles Laughton. He was a leading man in many films and appeared as a guest star in episodes of several television series, including The Twilight Zone and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
One-Eyed Jacks is a 1961 Western film directed by Marlon Brando; it was the only film directed by him. It was originally planned to be directed by Stanley Kubrick from a screenplay by Sam Peckinpah, but studio disputes led to their replacement by Brando and Guy Trosper. Brando portrays the lead character Rio, and Karl Malden plays his partner, "Dad" Longworth. The supporting cast features Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson and Slim Pickens. In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
The Mutiny of HMS Bounty was a mutiny that occurred 1789. It may also refer to:
Teti'aroa is an atoll in the Windward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas territorial collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. Once the vacation spot for Tahitian royalty, the islets are under a 99-year lease contracted by Marlon Brando.
Tarita Teri'ipaia is a former French actress of French Polynesian and Chinese descent most famous for having been the third wife of actor Marlon Brando, whom she later divorced. For media and entertainment appearances and engagements she has usually been billed as Tarita.
Tarita Cheyenne Brando was a French model and the daughter of Marlon Brando by his third wife Tarita Teriipaia, a former French actress from French Polynesia whom he met while filming Mutiny on the Bounty in 1962.
Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1962 American Technicolor epic historical drama film starring Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard and Richard Harris, based on the novel Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.
Castañeda or Castaneda is a Spanish surname.
Henry Stephenson was a British stage and film actor. He portrayed friendly and wise gentlemen in many films of the 1930s and 1940s. Among his roles were Sir Joseph Banks in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Mr. Brownlow in Oliver Twist (1948).
Mamo Clark, sometimes billed as Mamo, was a Hawaiian-born American actress and author.
Clark Gable was an American actor, who appeared in 67 theatrically released films, from 1931 until 1961, usually as a leading man, he started his career on stage, whilst making appearances as an "film extra " from 1924 until 1930. He also featured as himself in 17 "short subject" films, and narrated for the World War II propaganda film, Combat America, produced by the United States Army Air Forces.
Paradise Isle is a 1937 American film directed by Arthur Greville Collins with sequences shot in American Samoa. The film was produced by Dorothy Davenport under the name "Dorothy Reid" and was released by Monogram Pictures. The film stars Mexican actress Movita Castaneda continuing her persona of a South Seas Island girl that began with Mutiny on the Bounty (1935).
Judith Allen was an American film actress.
Rose of the Rio Grande is a 1938 American western drama film directed by William Nigh and starring Movita Castaneda as Rosita de la Torre.
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