Juanita Reina

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Juanita Reina
Juanita Reina, Alginet (País Valencià), 1955 (cropped).jpg
Background information
Birth nameJuana Reina Castrillo
Also known asLa Reina de la Copla
Born(1925-08-25)August 25, 1925
Seville, Spain
DiedMarch 19, 1999(1999-03-19) (aged 73)
Seville, Spain

Juana Reina Castrillo (August 25, 1925 in Seville – March 19, 1999 in Seville) better known as Juanita Reina, was a Spanish actress and copla singer.

She was born in the Sevillian district, la Macarena, Seville and studied in Enrique el Cojo's academy.

She became popular thanks to songs by famous copla songwriters like León or Quiroga and she debuted in movies with La blanca Paloma (White Pigeon) (1941).

On June 15, 1964, she married the flamenco dancer Federico Casado Algrenti, and she later inaugurated a restaurant in Madrid and a dancing academy in Seville.

She died from a respiratory insufficience and she is buried in the cemetery San Fernando in Seville.


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