Lupe Velez

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Birthday: Jul 18, 1908
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Tempestuous Mexican actress Lupe Velez parlayed her voluptuous figure and tireless energy into a south-of-the-border musical comedy career before she was 20. In 1926, Velez moved to Hollywood, where she secured a role in The Music Box Revue and was featured in a handful of Hal Roach two-reelers. Her first major role in a feature film was as Douglas Fairbanks' fiery vis-à-vis in The Gaucho (1928); she made her talkie debut in D.W. Griffith's Lady of the Pavements. In 1933, she married Johnny "Tarzan" Weissmuller, a union distinguished by loud, headline-grabbing public spats; they were divorced in 1938. The following year, with her career in the doldrums, Velez starred in an RKO programmer called The Girl From Mexico; this led to the popular Mexican Spitfire series, in which the irrepressible Velez was teamed with rubber-legged character comedian Leon Errol. She returned to Mexico in 1944 to star in Nana, which was not the success she hoped it would be. In December of that year, Lupe Velez killed herself with an overdose of sleeping pills.

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No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Carmelita Lindsey 1943
No Score Yet Ladies' Day Pepita Zorita 1943
No Score Yet Redhead from Manhattan Rita Manners / Elaine Manners 1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Carmelita Lindsay 1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost Carmelita Lindsay 1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire at Sea Carmelita Lindsay 1942
No Score Yet Playmates Carmen del Toro 1941
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Baby Carmelita Lindsay 1941
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Out West Carmelita Lindsay 1940
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Carmelita Lindsay 1940
No Score Yet The Girl from Mexico Carmelita Lindsay 1939
No Score Yet La Zandunga Lupe 1938
No Score Yet Mad About Money Carla de Huleva 1937
No Score Yet High Flyers Juanita Morales 1937
No Score Yet Gypsy Melody Mila 1936
No Score Yet Palooka Nina Madero 1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party Herself/Jaguar Woman 1934
No Score Yet Strictly Dynamite Vera 1934
No Score Yet Laughing Boy Slim Girl 1934
No Score Yet Hot Pepper Pepper 1933
No Score Yet The Half-Naked Truth Teresita 1932
No Score Yet The Cuban Love Song Nenita Lopez 1931
No Score Yet The Squaw Man (The White Man) Naturich 1931
No Score Yet The Storm Actor 1930
No Score Yet Hell Harbor Anita Morgan 1930
No Score Yet Where East Is East Toyo 1929
No Score Yet The Gaucho The Mountain Girl 1927

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