Irma Dorantes

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Irma Dorantes
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Born Irma Aguirre Martínez
(1934-12-21) 21 December 1934 (age 81)
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Occupation Actress, singer, equestrian
Known for 1948–present
Spouse(s) Pedro Infante
(m. 1953; d. 1957)
Children 1

Irma Aguirre Martínez (born 21 December 1934), commonly known as Irma Dorantes, is a Mexican actress, singer, and equestrian.

Career[edit]

Her first film, Los tres huastecos, was released in 1948. Dorantes participated in many Mexican films of the 1950s and 1960s. In 1963, she was nominated for a Silver Goddess Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Sol en llamas (1962). Aside from acting, she is also a successful singer, obtaining gold and platinum records for her versions of the songs "Cuando no sé de ti", "Pequeña", "Ansiedad", "Recuerdos de Ipacarai", and "La flor de la canela".[1] She was also known for her equestrian shows.[2] In 1964, Dorantes and her horses Gatillo de Oro and Justiciero headed a touring company at the Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles, California.[3] Later in her career, she played supporting roles in telenovelas such as Cuando me enamoro (2010).

Personal life[edit]

She was married to actor Pedro Infante until his death in 1957. They had one child, actress and singer Irma Infante.

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorantes, Irma (2007). Así fue nuestro amor. Editorial Planeta Mexicana. ISBN 9703701396. 
  2. ^ Liner notes for the studio album Irma Dorantes con el Mariachi México (Musart D-951): "La bella actriz cinematográfica IRMA DORANTES, quien triunfa actualmente con su espectáculo ecuestre en las principales ciudades de México y el extranjero, conquistó desde hace mucho tiempo al discófilo con sus magníficas interpretaciones de la canción folklórica mexicana..."
  3. ^ Agrasánchez, Rogelio (2006). Mexican Movies in the United States: A History of the Films, Theaters, and Audiences, 1920-1960. McFarland & Company. p. 67. ISBN 0786425458. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Irma Dorantes at the Internet Movie Database