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Ruth Fernández (I) (1919–2012)

Ruth Fernández was born on May 23, 1919 in Ponce, Puerto Rico as Ruth Noemí Fernández Cortada. She was an actress, known for The Fiend of Dope Island (1961), Caña brava (1966) and Frente al destino (1964). She died on January 9, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. See full bio »

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(age 92) in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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 2001 Raíces (Video documentary)
 1998 Romance del cumbanchero (Video documentary)
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She was considered by many to be the 'Rosa Parks of Puerto Rico' when she refused to enter the Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan through it's back entrance because she was a woman of color. The owners of the hotel stated that blacks had to enter through the rear of the building, but during one evening where she was set to perform at the hotel's ballroom, she marched into the hotel via it's front ... See more »

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El alma de Puerto Rico hecha canción See more »

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