Rosita Moreno

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Rosita Moreno
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Born Gabriela Victoria Viñolas
(1907-03-18)March 18, 1907
Madrid, Spain
Died April 25, 1993(1993-04-25) (aged 86)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Film actress
Notable work(s) El día que me quieras (1935)

Rosita Moreno (March 18, 1907 – April 25, 1993) was a Spanish film actress who worked in Hollywood, Argentinian, Mexico, and Spaniard cinema. She was born Gabriela Victoria Viñolas in Madrid, Spain.[1]

Moreno was the daughter of Spanish character actor Francisco Moreno, who also developed a Hollywood career.[2] As a child she devoted herself to acting in revue and zarzuela genres.

Moreno appeared in more than 30 films in a career that spanned more than 20 years, often travelling through several countries in quick succession. She made her screen debut alongside his father in the 1930 film Amor audaz, co-starring Adolphe Menjou. The same year she appeared in the Spanish-language version of Paramount on Parade, released by Paramount Pictures.[3] In 1931, Moreno co-starred in Stamboul released by Paramount British.

In 1935, Moreno paired Carlos Gardel in two significant films, El día que me quieras[4] and Tango Bar.[5] The same year, she was selected for the main role in Piernas de seda.[6]

In addition, she worked in other films with Richard Arlen (The Santa Fe Trail, 1930),[7] Clara Bow (Her Wedding Night, 1930),[8] Cary Grant (Ladies Should Listen, 1934),[9] Mona Maris (Un capitan de Cosacos, 1934)[10] and Noël Coward (The Scoundrel 1935),[11] among others.

She made her last appearance in 1949 in an episode of The Clock, a suspense/anthology TV-series based on an ABC Radio Network series which ran from 1946 through 1948.[12] In this episode she shared leading roles with George Reeves.[13] Little is known about her after that point.

Rosita Moreno died in 1993 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, at the age of 86.[1]


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