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|Artist||Promotional picture of the film (Republic Pictures)|
|Desc||Katy Jurado in a promotional picture of the film San Antone (1953)|
Katy Jurado is ...
|Born||16 January 1924 in Guadalajara|
|Died||5 July 2002 in Cuernavaca|
|Age||78 years, 6 months|
|Cause||kidney failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Sex or gender||female|
|Country of citizenship||Mexico|
|Manner of death||natural causes|
|Occupation||actor, journalist, critic, television actor, film actor and stage actor|
|Nominated for||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Ariel Award for Best Actress and Ariel Award for Best Actress|
|Awards||Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Ariel Award for Best Actress and Golden Ariel|
About Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado: The Trailblazing Mexican Actress Who Conquered Hollywood
Katy Jurado was a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood during the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1924, she was the first Mexican actress to make it big in Hollywood, paving the way for other Latinx actors to follow in her footsteps.
Jurado began her career in Mexico, starring in a number of films before being discovered by American director Budd Boetticher. He cast her in the 1952 film "Bullfighter and the Lady," which led to her breakthrough role in the classic western "High Noon" (1952). Her performance as Helen Ramirez, the ex-girlfriend of Gary Cooper's character, earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first Mexican actress to receive such an honor.
Jurado went on to star in a number of Hollywood films, including "One-Eyed Jacks" (1961) with Marlon Brando and "The Badlanders" (1958) with Alan Ladd. She also worked with acclaimed directors such as John Huston, Sam Peckinpah, and Luis Buñuel.
Despite her success in Hollywood, Jurado never forgot her roots. She continued to work in Mexican cinema throughout her career, starring in films such as "Nosotros los Pobres" (1948) and "El Bruto" (1953). She also became an advocate for Latinx representation in Hollywood, speaking out against stereotypes and fighting for more complex roles for Latinx actors.
Jurado's impact on Hollywood and Latinx representation cannot be overstated. She was a trailblazer who paved the way for future generations of Latinx actors, and her legacy continues to inspire and influence today.
- "Katy Jurado: Hollywood's First Mexican Star." NPR, 2013.
- "Katy Jurado: The Mexican Spitfire Who Blazed a Trail in Hollywood." The Guardian, 2017.
- "Katy Jurado: The Actress Who Broke Barriers for Latinas in Hollywood." NBC News, 2018.
Towards the end of her life, Jurado suffered from heart and lung ailments. She died of kidney failure and pulmonary disease on July 5, 2002, at the age of 78, at her home in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. She was buried in Cuernavaca at the Panteón de la Paz cemetery. She was survived by her daughter.
Films - which cast members have died?
Katy Jurado has been a part of these films.
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1952 American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
1973 film by Sam Peckinpah
1961 film by Marlon Brando
1961 film by Richard Fleischer
1954 film by Edward Dmytryk
1955 film by Mark Robson
1958 film by Delmer Daves
Under the Volcano
1984 film by John Huston
1956 film by Carol Reed
Nosotros los pobres
1948 film by Ismael Rodríguez
The Bullfighter and the Lady
1951 film by Budd Boetticher
The Children of Sanchez
1978 American drama film based on the book by Oscar Lewis
1955 film by Henry Hathaway
1953 film by Charles Marquis Warren
1951 film by Miguel M. Delgado
The Italian Brigands
1962 Italian comedy-drama film
El evangelio de las maravillas
1998 film by Arturo Ripstein
The Recourse to the Method
1978 film by Miguel Littín
Fé, Esperanza y Caridad
1974 Mexican film
1953 film by Luis Buñuel
1954 film by Miguel Contreras Torres
Un secreto de Esperanza
2002 film by Leopoldo Laborde
Once Upon a Scoundrel
1974 film by George Schaefer
The Museum of Crime
1945 film by René Cardona
1976 film by Jorge Fons
The Sword of Granada
The Widow of Montiel
1979 film by Miguel Littín
The Bewitched House
1981 film by Arturo Ripstein
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