Juanita Reina

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Juanita Reina
Birth name Juana Reina Castrillo
Born (1925-08-25)August 25, 1925
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Died March 19, 1999(1999-03-19) (aged 73)
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Genres Copla
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Reina and the second or maternal family name is Castrillo.

Juana Reina Castrillo, Juanita Reina, alias La Reina de la Copla (Copla Queen) (August 25, 1925 in Seville – March 19, 1999 in Seville) was a Spanish actress and copla singer.

She was born in the Sevillian block, 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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