Gloria Marín

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Gloria Marín
Born Gloria Méndez Ramos
(1919-04-19)19 April 1919
Mexico City, Mexico
Died 13 April 1983(1983-04-13) (aged 63)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Actress
Years active 1938–1983
Spouse(s) Abel Salazar (31 May 1958–1960; divorced)

Gloria Marín (born Gloria Méndez Ramos; 19 April 1919 – 13 April 1983) was a Mexican film and television actress. One of the most celebrated female stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

Biography[edit]

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.

She debuted in the film Los millones de Chaflán (1939). At age 15, she married the official Arturo Vargas (forwarding agent). She filmed 19 films between 1938 and 1941. She performed with Cantinflas in El gendarme desconocido and meet Jorge Negrete in the filming of ¡Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!. Marín was nominated for an 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.

She wins two Diosas de Plata Awards by the movies Mecánica nacional (1972) and Presagio (1974). For 30 years, Gloria starring several telenovelas like La hiena, Los hermanos Coraje and La maldición de La Blonda, among others. She starring in several stage plays 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.

Death[edit]

Gloria Marín died in Mexico City from lung disease on 13 April 1983, six days before her 64th birthday.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Cruz de olvido (1983)
  • Aquel famoso Remington (That famous Remington) (1982)
  • El vuelo de la cigüeña (Flight of the Stork) (1979)
  • En la trampa (In the trap) (1979)
  • Coyote and Bronca (1978)
  • Acto de posesión (Act of possession) (1977)
  • Presagio (1975) .... Dueña de la cantina
  • Los perros de Dios (God's dogs) (1974)
  • National Mechanics (1972) .... Dora
  • El festín de la loba (The She-Wolf's Feast) (1972)
  • Nadie te querrá como yo (No One Will Love You Like I Will) (1972)
  • Ave sin nido (Bird Without a Nest) (1971) (Mexico)
  • El criado malcriado (The Ill-Mannered Manservant) (1969) .... Esperanza
  • Primera comunión (First communion) (1969)
  • Las visitaciones del diablo (Visitations of the Devil) (1968) .... Arminda
  • Bromas, S.A. (Jokes, Inc.) (1967)
  • La muerte es puntual (Death is punctual) (1967)
  • La piel de Zapa (1964)
  • La justicia del Coyote (The Coyote's justice) (1956)
  • El caso de la mujer asesinadita (The Case of the Murdered Little Lady) (1955)
  • El coyote (The coyote) (1955)
  • Pecado mortal (Mortal sin) (1955)
  • Nuevo amanecer (1954)
  • Ley fuga (1954)
  • El fantasma se enamora (The ghost falls in love) (1953)
  • Ni pobres ni ricos (Neither rich nor poor) (1953)
  • Un gallo en corral ajeno (Rooster in a Foreign Corral) (1952)
  • El derecho de nacer (The right to be born) (1952) .... María Elena
  • Mujer de medianoche (Midnight woman) (1952)
  • Hay un niño en su futuro (There is a child in your future) (1952)
  • Siempre tuya (Always yours) (1952)
  • El sol sale para todos (The sun sets for everyone) (1950)
  • El pecado de quererte (The sin of loving you) (1950) .... Graciela
  • Rincón brujo (Wizard corner) (1949)
  • La venenosa (The poisonous woman) (1949)
  • Si Adelita se fuera con otro (If Adelita goes out with another) (1948)
  • Bel Ami (1947) .... Magdalena
  • En tiempos de la Inquisición (In the times of the Inquisition) (1946)
  • La noche y tú (The night and you) (1946)
  • The Associate (1946)
  • Canaima (1945) .... Maigualida
  • Hasta que perdió Jalisco (Until Jalisco loses) (1945)
  • Una mujer que no miente (A woman who doesn't lie) (1945)
  • Twilight (1945) .... Lucía
  • Alma de bronce (Soul of Bronze) (1944)
  • Así son ellas (That's How They Are) (1944)
  • Una carta de amor (A Love Letter) (1943) .... Marta María Mireles
  • Tentación (Temptation) (1943)
  • El jorobado (The Hunchback) (1943)
  • La posada sangrienta (Inn of Blood) (1943)
  • Qué hombre tan simpático (1943)
  • Beautiful Michoacán (1943)
  • La virgen que forjó una patria (The virgin who forged a fatherland) (1942) .... Xochiquiauit
  • Historia de un gran amor (Story of a great love) (1942) .... Soledad
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (1942)
  • Seda, sangre y sol (Silk, blood, and sand) (1942) .... Rosario Gómez
  • El que tenga un amor (He who has love) (1942)
  • La gallina clueca (1941)
  • ¡Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes! (Oh! Jalisco, don't give up!) (1941)
  • The Unknown Policeman (1941) with Cantinflas
  • Amor chinaco (1941)
  • El rápido de las 9:15 (The 9:15 express) (1941)
  • Cuando los hijos se van (When the children leave) (1941) .... Mimi
  • El jefe máximo (The great boss) (1940)
  • Los apuros de Narciso (1940)
  • Odio (Hate) (1940)
  • Cantinflas ruletero (1940)
  • El muerto murió (The dead man died) (1939)
  • Cada loco con su tema (1939)
  • La casa del ogro (1939)
  • Cantinflas jengibre contra dinamita (1939)
  • La tía de las muchachas (The girls' aunt) (1938)
  • Los millones de Chaflán (Chaflán's millions) (1938)

Television[edit]

  • "Al rojo vivo" (1980)
  • "Cancionera" (1980)
  • "Honrarás a los tuyos" (1979)
  • "Lágrimas negras" (1979)
  • "La hora del silencio" (1978)
  • "Mundo de juguete" (1974) ... Madre Superiora
  • "La hiena" (1973)
  • "Los hermanos coraje" (1972)
  • "Una vez, un hombre" (1971)
  • "Maldición de La Blonda" (1971)
  • "El oficio mas antiguo del mundo" (1970)
  • "Prohibido" (1970)
  • "Mi amor por ti" (1969)
  • "Engañame" (1967)
  • "La dueña" (1966)
  • "Alma de mi alma" (1965)
  • "Puente de cristal" (1965)
  • "La piel de Zapa" (!964)
  • "Gabriela" (1964)
  • "La madrastra" (1962)
  • "Un rostro en el pasado" (1960)

Sources[edit]

  • Agrasánchez Jr., Rogelio (2001). Bellezas del cine mexicano/Beauties of Mexican Cinema. Archivo Fílmico Agrasánchez. ISBN 968-5077-11-8.