Katy Jurado, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Katy Jurado

Mexican actress

Date of Birth: 16-Jan-1924

Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Date of Death: 05-Jul-2002

Profession: actor, journalist, stage actor, critic, television actor, film actor

Nationality: Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Katy Jurado

  • María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García (16 January 1924 – 5 July 2002), better known as Katy Jurado, was a Mexican actress of film, television, and theater.
  • Jurado began her acting career in Mexico.
  • She achieved some renown in her country's cinema during the period known as the Golden Age of Mexican cinema (1940s–1950s).
  • In 1951, she was discovered by American filmmakers in Mexico and began her Hollywood career.
  • She acted in notable Western films of the 1950s and 1960s.
  • An exotic beauty, Jurado specialized in interpretations of complex, stereotyped and sexualized women.
  • Her talent for playing a variety of characters helped pave the way for Mexican actresses in American cinema.
  • She was the first Latin American actress nominated for an Oscar, as Best Supporting Actress for her work in Broken Lance (1954), and was the first to win a Golden Globe Award, for her performance in High Noon (1952).

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