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Google Doodle Honors Dolores Del Rio
Google Doodle Honors Dolores Del Rio

Google Doodle honors Mexican actress Dolores del Río

Across the US and Mexico today, Google‘s Doodle is featuring  a loving tribute to the legendary Dolores del Río on August 3 — the actress’s birthday in 1904.

Dolores del Río was discovered by American filmmaker and director Edwin Carewe, and then followed a remarkable film career in 1925, appearing in films such as “What Price Glory?,” “Ramona”, “Madame du Barry” and “Journey into Fear,” making the transition from silent film to “talkies.” In the 1940s, del Río  moved home to Mexico, and became one of the most revered stars of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

Over the span of her illustrious career, she also advocated for the arts, and became the first woman to sit on the Cannes film festival jury. In 1966, del Río co-founded the Society for the Protection of the Artistic Treasures of Mexico, and in 1870, she founded the union group Rosa Mexicano, which provided a day nursery for members of the Mexican Actor’s Guild.

 

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