Arturo de Córdova

Arturo de Córdova
Born Arturo García Rodríguez
8 May 1908
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Died 3 November 1973(1973-11-03) (aged 65)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Marga López (1964–1973)
Awards Ariel Award for Best Actor
1958 Feliz año, amor mío
Ariel Award for Best Actor
1954 Las tres perfectas casadas
Ariel Award for Best Actor
1952 En la palma de tu mano

Arturo de Córdova (born Arturo García Rodríguez; 8 May 1908 – 3 November 1973) was a Mexican born film actor. He made over one hundred films in all.



Arturo García Rodríguez was born in Mérida, Yucatán. Most of Córdova's films were made in Mexico and he became a major motion picture actor in Latin America and Spain, winning three Silver Ariels and received four other nominations. Córdova starred in several American films during the 1940s including For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Frenchman's Creek (1944), Incendiary Blonde (1945), and New Orleans (1947).

Personal life and death

He was married to Enna de Arana and in a relationship with actress Marga López from 1964 until his death. Córdova died from a stroke in Mexico City in 1973. The Mexican producer, Álex García, who has been making a name for himself in the last 6 years, recently revealed that he is De Córdova's grandson. AG Studios was named Latin America's biggest production group.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1937 Ave sin rumbo Fernando Noriega "Juan Torres" Alternative title: Wandering Bird
1938 La Zandunga Juancho
1938 While Mexico Sleeps Federico La Cierva
1939 El milagro de la calle mayor Carlos
1939 La casa del ogro Fermin
1939 "¡Que viene mi marido!" Luis
1940 Mala yerba Gertrudis
1942 Alejandra Ricardo
1943 Hostages Paul Breda
1944 Frenchman's Creek[1] Jean Benoit Aubrey
1945 A Medal for Benny Joe Morales
1945 La selva de fuego Luciano
1947 New Orleans Nick Duquesne
1947 Five Faces of Woman Roberto
1948 God Reward You
1948 Passport to Rio Ramón Machando
1948 Adventures of Casanova Casanova
1949 Fascinación Alternative title: Fascination
1949 The Yacht Isabel Arrived This Afternoon
1951 Stronghold Don Pedro Álvarez
1951 The Absentee
1953 Las tres perfectas casadas
1953 Él Francisco Galván de Montemayor
1955 Leonora of the Seven Seas
1955 Mãos Sangrentas Adriano/Rick Marson
1955 Un extraño en la escalera
1955 The Red Fish
1958 Miércoles de ceniza Dr. Federico Lamadrid
1959 Isla para dos Miguel Reyes Alternative title: Island for Two
1960 El esqueleto de la señora Morales Dr. Morales Alternative title: Skeleton of Mrs. Morales
1965 El pecador Mario Alternative title: Sinful
1967 Los perversos Padre Miguel Antonio
1970 La agonía de ser madre Luis García Alternative title: Agony to Be a Mother
1971 El profe Gobernador Alternative title: The Professor

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Film
1946 Ariel Award Nominated Best Actor (Mejor Actuación Masculina) La selva de fuego
1950 Medianoche
1951 El hombre sin rostro
1952 Won En la palma de tu mano
1953 Nominated Mi esposa y la otra
1954 Won Las tres perfectas casadas
1958 Feliz año, amor mío


  1. TCM

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