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Carmen Montejo

Carmen Montejo (born María Teresa Sánchez González; May 26, 1925 - February 25, 2013) was a Cuban-born actress of telenovelas, stage and the Golden age of the cinema of Mexico. Real name: María Teresa Sánchez González Montejo started her career in radio as a child at the age of 6 in Cuba in a show titled Abuelita Cata transmitted on CMOX. While still in Cuba she was nicknamed "Muñeca" Sánchez in theatre and because of her golden curls as the Cuban Shirley Temple. She began acting studies in 1939 at Universidad de La Habana under Ludwing Shayovich. After concluding her collage studies her parents offered her a trip to the United States but instead she chose to go to Mexico for two months. After arriving in Mexico she obtained a job in radio claiming to be a famous star in Cuba with a role in the radionovela El diario de Susana Galván. In 1943 she obtained a role in the film Resurrección directed by Gilberto Martínez Solares and then Chano Ureta who changed her professional name to "Carmen Montejo" when she told him she lived across the Hotel Montejo. In Venezuela she participated in one of the first films shot in that country titled Páramo (1954). In theater she obtained the role of Adela in the 1946 production of The House of Bernarda Alba of Federico García Lorca. She co-starred with Virginia Fábregas and was directed by Ricardo Mondragón at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. She has also participated in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Trojans. In television she has performed roles in many telenovelas as well as the sitcom Tres Generaciones with Angélica María and Sasha Sokol in the 1980s. For her work in television, films and theatre, Montejo was inducted into the Paseo de las Luminarias. Carmen Montejo died on February 25, 2013, in Mexico City. She was 87.


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Born:
May 26, 1925 In Pinar del Río, Cuba
Movie/TV Credits:
70
First Appeared:
In the movie Ave sin nido 1943-08-12
Latest Project:
Series Las Lunas del Auditorio 2002-09-04
Known For
Poster of Las caras de la Luna
Poster of El río de las ánimas
Poster of Todos son mis hijos!...
Poster of Al caer la tarde
Filmography
Movie Corazones rotos 2002-02-08
Movie Las caras de la Luna Unknown 2002-05-17
Series Las Lunas del Auditorio Herself 2002-09-04
Series Aventuras en el Tiempo Margarita Rosales de Flores 2001-03-19
Movie The Magic Hour Unknown 2000-10-01
Series Amigos x Siempre Doña Julia Ruvalcaba vda. de Vidal 2000-01-10
Series Te sigo Amando Paula Garza Vda. de Torres-Quintero 1996-11-18
Series El Engaño Selene 1986-03-21
Series Den of Wolves Esperanza Mandujano 1986-10-13
Movie La casa que arde de noche 1985-06-28
Movie Mamá, soy Paquito Mrs. Falcon 1984-04-21
Movie The Hex Emilia 1983-09-30
Movie El Bronco 1982-02-10
Movie In the Storm Doña Toña 1982-04-01
Movie Burdel 1982-09-03
Movie The Death of Palomo Unknown 1981-01-01
Movie El gran triunfo 1981-06-10
Movie En la trampa Laura 1979-03-08
Movie The Children of Sanchez Aunt Guadalupe 1978-06-16
Movie Prisión de mujeres 1977-09-15
Movie Coronación 1976-06-03
Movie El Rey 1976-06-10
Movie Renuncia por motivos de salud 1976-09-02
Movie Los cachorros Mrs. Cuéllar 1973-05-10
Movie El profeta Mimi Magdalena, prostituta vecina 1973-12-27
Movie Las vírgenes locas Elena Guardiola 1972-05-31
Movie La verdadera vocación de Magdalena Zoyla 1972-11-02
Movie Doña Macabra Demetria 1972-09-30
Movie They Call Him Marcado Remedios 1971-12-25
Movie La muñeca perversa Tía Jenny 1969-12-26
Movie Adventures of Juliancito Tía Claudia 1969-04-12
Movie Memories of the Future 1969-06-25
Movie Sor Ye-yé Madre superiora 1968-03-09
Movie El río de las ánimas 1964-02-13
Movie Las Troyanas 1963-07-01
Movie El potro salvaje 1958-03-31
Movie Dos diablitos en apuros 1957-01-17
Movie The Vampire Eloisa 1957-10-04
Movie Cara de ángel Unknown 1956-03-01
Movie La pequeña enemiga 1956-05-10
Movie El plagiario Unknown 1955-04-28
Movie Estafa de amor 1955-06-29
Movie La sospechosa Señora Adela Perez 1955-06-03
Movie La infame 1954-01-21
Movie Cuatro horas antes de morir 1953-01-01
Movie Acuérdate de vivir Leonora 1953-02-05
Movie Reportaje Feminist Nurse 1953-11-13
Movie Legítima defensa 1953-03-24
Movie Misericordia Unknown 1953-03-13
Movie Sor Alegría Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie In the Palm of Your Hand Clara Stein 1951-06-21
Movie Monte de piedad Unknown 1951-08-01
Movie Entre abogados te veas Unknown 1951-03-02
Movie Todos son mis hijos!... Unknown 1951-03-23
Movie Anillo de compromiso 1951-11-01
Movie Mujeres sin mañana Marta 1951-09-05
Movie ¿Qué te ha dado esa mujer? Yolanda 1951-12-20
Movie Lodo y armiño 1951-11-30
Movie Secreto entre mujeres 1949-04-01
Movie Al caer la tarde Lucia 1949-08-05
Movie Cita con la muerte 1949-06-22
Movie We the Poor Yolanda la Tísica 1948-03-25
Movie A media luz Susana 1947-01-15
Movie Yo fui una usurpadora 1946-10-23
Movie Crimen en la alcoba Unknown 1946-10-16
Movie La señora de enfrente Unknown 1945-09-21
Movie Caminito alegre 1944-02-17
Movie El camino de los gatos 1944-11-26
Movie Ave sin nido 1943-08-12
Movie No matarás 1943-08-19