martes, 8 de febrero de 2011

Maria de los Ángeles Santana Passed Away

The Cuban actress Maria de los Angeles Santana, a famous leading figure of theater, cinema, radio and television, died in Havana at age 96.

She was and will be a Glory of Cuban culture, an example of true artist always committed to her people.

She was born on August 2, 1914. She debuted as a singer in the 30s of last century, and alternated her work with small roles in films such as Romance del palmar, Mi tía de America and El cancionero Cubano, and other American productions, such as Argentinian and Mexican films.

She got The National Theatre Award in 2001 and National TV Award in 2003. She shared the stage with personalities such as Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Mario Moreno (Cantinflas), in Mexico, where she was praised for her versatility and stage projection.

She’s also remembered for her roles in series such as Los abuelos se rebelan and San Nicolás del Peladero, where she worked during 24 years without any interruption.

She left her mark on the tables in pieces like A Taste of Honey, Algo no dicho, La Verbena de la paloma, Tía Meim and Una Casa Colonial, and she also worked at the opera house with the great composer Ernesto Lecuona.
Considered one of the most versatile artists of her generation; during her
more than seven decades of experience was awarded with the Medal Alejo Carpentier and Félix Varela Order of First Degree, granted by the State Council.

Cuban people will remeber forever her teaching in the world of performing arts. And she will be a benchmark for future generations of artists.

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