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Libertad Lamarque

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The recipient in 2000 of a lifetime achievement award from the Mexican Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences, Argentinean-born singer/actress Libertad Lamarque (née Bouza) enjoyed eight decades of fame, performing in more than 60 films and recording nearly 2000 songs, the great majority of them heavily influenced by her country's tango traditions. The daughter of a political activist with left sympathies, Lamarque made her professional debut at the age of 15 in a Buenos Aires stage show entitled Madre Tierra. Onscreen from 1929, she became her generation's most popular Argentinean film star and her tango- or bolero-inspired songs were best-sellers all over the Spanish-speaking world. Hollywood tempted with a contract in 1940, but she turned down the offer, stating in a 1993 interview that "I didn't think anybody knew me in the U.S." In 1944, she appeared opposite newcomer Eva Duarte in the Argentinean The Circus Profession. The two actresses reportedly got into a fight that ended with Libertad serving Eva a slap in the face. When the latter became Argentina's first lady under her married name of Eva Peron, she basically had Lamarque blacklisted. Although Libertad later denied that the incident took place, she did leave Argentina in favor of Mexico in 1946, a fortuitous move that made her one of that nation's favorite stars and helped introduce her to the vast Spanish-speaking audience in the United States. She sold out New York's Carnegie Hall in 1947 and later performed frequently in both Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles. Never retiring, Lamarque was starring as the mother superior in the Mexican "novela" Carita de Angel when she died from a heart attack in Mexico City on December 12, 2000.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Dama del Tango
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet La Usurpadora
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet La Infame
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet La loca de los milagros
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Rosas blancas para mi hermana negra
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet El Hijo Prodigo
  • Actor
1968
No Score Yet Canta mi corazón
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Pecado de una Madre
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Yo Pecador
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Amor En La Sombra
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet Mis Padres Se Divorcian
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet Canta Mi Corazon
  • Actor
1956
No Score Yet Escuela de musica (Music School)
  • Laura Galvan
1955
No Score Yet Reportaje
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Cuando me vaya
  • Actor
1953
No Score Yet Ansiedad
  • Maria
1952
No Score Yet Loca
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Gran Casino
  • Mercedes Irigoyen
1947
No Score Yet Circus Cavalcade (La Cabalgata Del Circo)
  • Nita
1945
No Score Yet Cita en la Frontera
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Bewitching Kisses (Besos brujos)
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Honeysuckle (Madreselva)
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Hoy He Sonado Con Dios
  • Actor

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