Gloria Marín

Gloria Marín
Born Gloria Méndez Ramos
(1919-04-19)19 April 1919
Mexico City, Mexico
Died 13 April 1983(1983-04-13) (aged 63)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Actress
Years active 19381983
Spouse(s) Abel Salazar (31 May 1958–1960; divorced)

Gloria Marín (born Gloria Méndez Ramos; 19 April 1919 – 13 April 1983) was a Mexican film and television actress. One of the most celebrated female stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.


Gloria Méndez Ramos was a daughter of dancer María Laura Ramos Luna and businessman Pedro Méndez Armendáriz, and a cousin of actor Pedro Armendáriz. She began her career at age six, alongside her mother who ran a theater company in Mexico City. She also worked later in the Mayab and in the carpa of Santa María la Ribera where the comedian Joaquín Pardavé offers her first opportunity in the cinema.

She debuted in the film Los millones de Chaflán (1939). At age 15, she married the official Arturo Vargas (forwarding agent). She filmed 19 films between 1938 and 1941. She performed with Cantinflas in El gendarme desconocido and meet Jorge Negrete in the filming of ¡Ay, Jalisco, no te rajes!. Marín was nominated for an Silver Ariel Award for her performance in Si Adelita se fuera con otro. In 1942, she appeared with Fernando Soler in ¡Que hombre tán simpático!. She also appeared with Arturo de Córdova in the films El conde de Montecristo (1942) and Crepúsculo (1945). She married actor Abel Salazar in Mexico City on 31 May 1958; the couple divorced in 1960.

She wins two Diosas de Plata Awards by the movies Mecánica nacional (1972) and Presagio (1974). For 30 years, Gloria starring several telenovelas like La hiena, Los hermanos Coraje and La maldición de La Blonda, among others. She starring in several stage plays as Debiera haber obispas, Tan cerca del cielo and La jaula de cristal. Her last notable role was as the Mother Superior in the telenovela Mundo de juguete.


Gloria Marín died in Mexico City from lung disease on 13 April 1983, six days before her 64th birthday.





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