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Date of Birth 6 August 1910Lerdo, Durango, Mexico
Date of Death 30 April 1996Cuernavaca. Mexico

Mini Bio (2)

A star in her native Mexico, Revueltas was branded a Communist and deported from the U.S. after making her one U.S. film, "Salt of the Earth" (1954), a Mexican-American film about striking miners. She continued her acting career in Mexico, and was also a dancer and author. In her later years she was a dance teacher and yoga instructor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Don Marion <d-mari@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

Born in the company housing estate of a mining town North of Mexico, Rosaura Revueltas was the daughter of a small-time grocer and his wife, herself the daughter of a miner (a social environment that led her later to accept her part in "Salt of the Earth"). Rosaura had twelve brothers and sisters, one brother of whom became a composer, another a painter, yet another a writer and scriptwriter. At a time, the family left their small town for the county town first and then for Mexico City. Dark-eyed, dark-haired Rosaura soon developed a passion for dancing and she was a member of a company of folkloric dancers when Emilio Fernandez, the famous Mexican movie maker, offered her a part that had been refused by Dolores Del Rio, that of a ... seventy-year-old woman. For this role in "Un dia de vida" she was awarded the local Academy Award. She went on with her acting career but had been so convincing as an old lady that, although in her early thirties, she was driven to play a series of ... gray-haired ladies. In 1952, she was contacted by Herbert Biberman for the now famous "Salt of the Earth", one of the best socially-committed movies ever made. This part, in which she portrayed the unforgettable Esperanza Quintera, was another mixed blessing since it caused her to be blacklisted both in the USA and in her native country. At eighteen, she gave birth to Arturo, who became a doctor of medicine.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Guy Bellinger

Trivia (1)

Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 1986

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