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  • Birthday: May 29, 1911
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  • A sort of poor man's Lupe Velez, exotic Armida was the Mexican-born daughter of stage actor Joaquin Vendrell, who brought her to Arizona when she was a child. Working up a dancing act with her sisters, Armida later appeared with a young Ray Bolger in the Gus Edwards skit Ritz Carlton and toured vaudeville. In Hollywood from 1929, the diminutive (4'11") spitfire was discovered by John Barrymore, who co-starred her as Fidelia, the spirited gypsy dancer in General Crack (1929). Armida's dancing expertise would stand her in good stead in the future when, rarely the leading lady, she would grace not a few B-Westerns with a Mexican dance specialty or two. She was very busy during World War II as part of Hollywood's "friendly neighbor" policy, but her screen career was for all intents and purposes over by the early '50s. In between screen assignments, Armida appeared on stage in Sigmund Romberg's Nina Rosa and performed on radio with Rudy Vallee.








No Score Yet The Gay Amigo Rosita 1949
No Score Yet Jungle Goddess Wanama 1948
No Score Yet Fiesta Actor 1947
No Score Yet Machine Gun Mama Nita Cordova 1944
No Score Yet The Girl from Monterey Lita Valdez 1943
No Score Yet Always in My Heart Lolita 1942
No Score Yet Fiesta Cuca 1941
No Score Yet Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm Rosa Montero 1937
No Score Yet Under the Pampas Moon Rosa 1935
No Score Yet The Marines Are Coming Rosita 1935
No Score Yet Border Romance Conchita Cortez 1929


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