Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lupita Tover 1910 to 2016


Guadalupe Natalia "Lupita" Tovar (born 27 July 1910), was a Mexican American actress, best known for her starring role in the 1931 Spanish language version of DrĂ¡cula, filmed in Los Angeles by Universal Pictures at night using the same sets as the Bela Lugosi version, but with a different cast and director. She also starred in the 1931 film Santa, the first Mexican film to feature sound.
Lupita Tovar performed in more than thirty films on four continents and has been honored by the motion picture academies of Mexico and Hollywood.
In 1932, Tovar married Paul Kohner, a Czech emigre had who produced the Spanish Dracula and who later became one of Hollywood's top agents. They were married for 56 years, during which time Tovar continued to make movies for Columbia Pictures.
In 1982, Mexico issued a stamp with Lupita Tovar on it. “Yes, and my family that lives in Mexico didn’t pay attention to it! John Gavin, then Ambassador to Mexico, wrote me a letter, sent me stamps and asked, ‘Isn’t this you?’ And it was! What an honor! I was very proud and pleased!” I’ve had a very long and happy life—it’s wonderful. I did lose my right eye to macular degeneration. I gave up my career in 1945—you simply can’t do two things and do them well, something will suffer, it is not satisfactory. I preferred my family to my career.”

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