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June 20, 1907|
|Died||August 11, 1931
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Linda Loredo (June 20, 1907, Arizona Territory – August 11, 1931, Los Angeles. California) was an American-born actress and dancer of Mexican descent. Today, she is most commonly associated with Spanish language versions of Laurel and Hardy short subjects. Her sister, Maria Loredo, was also an actress.
Loredo entered silent films in 1927, playing Carmen in the ten-installment silent serial Heroes of the Wild, but her career really came into its own with the advent of sound. The Hal Roach Studios produced foreign-language versions of their most popular series -- Laurel and Hardy, Charley Chase, Our Gang and Harry Langdon—for the lucrative Spanish markets in both hemispheres.
Typically, the headline stars would stay on upon completion of the English-language version, and then would speak their foreign lines phonetically from cue cards in shot-for-shot remakes; they would be joined by native-speaking supporting players to round out the cast. Loredo's fluency in Spanish was of great value in the making of these films.
- Heroes of the Wild (1927) -- Carmen
- After the Storm (1928) -- Malay Dancer
- Great Gobs (1929)
- Blotto (1930) -- Sra. Laurel
- El Jugador de Golf (1930)
- La Estación de Gasolina (1930)
- ¡Pobre Infeliz! (1930)
- Hog Wild (1930) -- Sra. Hardy
- Come Clean (1931) -- Mrs. Laurel
- Chickens Come Home (1931) -- Sra. Hardy
- El Alma de la Fiesta (1931) -- Doctora
- La Señorita de Chicago (1931)