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 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 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.