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Dolores del Río

Born Aug 3, 1905

Dolores del Río was a Mexican film actress. She was a star of Hollywood films during the silent era and in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Later in life, she became an important actress in Mexican films. She was generally thought to be one of the most beautiful actresses of her era, and was the first Latin American movie star to have international appeal. In the silent film era, del Río was considered a counterpart to Rudolph Valentino.… Read More

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1905 Birth María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete was born in Durango, Mexico on August 3, 1905, into a wealthy family. … Read More


1921 15 Years Old The couple began a discreet romance. When he asked for her hand in marriage, her parents accepted. After a two-month courtship, Dolores married Jaime on 11 April 1921. … Read More
1925 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1925, Edwin Carewe, an influential director at First National Films, had traveled to Mexico for the wedding of actors Bert Lytell and Claire Windsor, where he met Dolores and her husband. … Read More


1926 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Despite being an exclusive artist of Carewe, he allowed her to work with other directors. In late 1926, the director Raoul Walsh called del Río to cast her in What Price Glory, a war film which was a great success.
1927 21 Years Old In 1927, Carewe produced and directed Resurrection (1927), based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy, which was a box office hit. … Read More
She worked again with Walsh in 1928 in the film The Red Dance.
1930 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1930 she reunited with Gibbons in a party at the Hearst Castle. The couple started a romance, that culminated in a marriage ceremony at the Old Mission Santa Barbara Church in late 1930. … Read More
1932 26 Years Old She scored a new success with the film Bird of Paradise in 1932, directed by King Vidor. … Read More
1935 29 Years Old In 1935, she refused to participate in the film Viva Villa! which she described as an "anti-Mexican movie". … Read More


1937 - 1939 3 More Events
Adding to the decline of her career, del Río suffered a emotional event: Edwin Carewe, her discoverer, commited suicide in 1940. … Read More
1941 35 Years Old …  Welles and del Rio celebrated Christmas 1941 together and discussed the possibility of marriage. … Read More
1943 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Her relationship of four years with Welles came to an end in 1943 because of, among other things, the infidelities of Welles.


1946 40 Years Old Welles was reunited with Dolores during a visit to Mexico in 1946, where he told her that his marriage to Hayworth was totally unhappy. … Read More
1947 41 Years Old …  Dolores also worked in Argentina in 1947, in a film version of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan named Historia de una mala mujer. … Read More
1951 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1951, Dolores starred in Doña Perfecta, in which she was acclaimed for her great dramatic representation. … Read More


1956 50 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1956, she was cleared to return to the United States to perform in the theatrical production of Anastacia. … Read More
1959 53 Years Old 1 More Event
The couple immediately began an affair that ended in marriage in 1959 in New York. … Read More
1960 54 Years Old In 1960 Dolores del Río finally returned to Hollywood. … Read More
1961 55 Years Old The death of her mother in 1961 forced her to cancel the Spanish movie Muerte en el otoño, directed by Juan Antonio Bardem.


1966 - 1967 2 More Events
1972 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Her last appearance on television was in a 1972 episode of Marcus Welby, M.D.. … Read More
1978 72 Years Old …  In 1978, she was diagnosed with osteomyelitis, and in 1981 she was diagnosed with Hepatitis B following an injection of expired vitamins. … Read More
1981 75 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1981, del Río was honored in the San Francisco Film Critics Circle in a ceremony presided by the film directors Francis Ford Coppola and George Cukor.
1982 76 Years Old …  In 1982, Dolores and María Félix were parodied in the Carlos Fuentes's script Orquídeas a la luz de la luna. … Read More
1983 77 Years Old 1 More Event
Carlos Monsivais and Jorge Ayala Blanco made her a tribute book to mark the Latin American Film Festival of Huelva in 1983.
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