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Lupita Tovar Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 27 July 1910Matias Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico
Date of Death 12 November 2016Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameGuadalupe Tovar
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Lupita Tovar appeared first in silent Fox films before making the move to Universal and co-starring in the Spanish-language version of 1930's "The Cat Creeps" (La voluntad del muerto (1930)). For the same producer, Czech-born Paul Kohner, she appeared as Eva Seward (the Spanish-language counterpart of Helen Chandler's Mina) in Universal's Spanish Dracula (1931). In 1932, she married Kohner, who later became one of the top agents in Hollywood. (Their actress-daughter, Susan Kohner, was Oscar-nominated for her performance in Universal's 1959 Imitation of Life (1959); their son, Pancho Kohner, is a producer). Tovar gave up films in the 1940s and has been widowed since 1988.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com>

Spouse (1)

Paul Kohner (31 October 1932 - 16 March 1988) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Mother of Pancho Kohner and Susan Kohner
Grandmother of Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994).
Mother-in-law of Mercedes Martinez.
She acted in the first Mexican talkie film, Santa (1932).
She was born in Mexico of a Mexican father and an Irish mother.
She and her daughter Susan Kohner both starred in films that the Library of Congress selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2015: Tovar in Drácula (1931) and Kohner in Imitation of Life (1959).
She died on November 12, 2016, the day after her daughter Susan Kohner's 80th birthday.

Salary (4)

The Veiled Woman (1929) $150 /week
Joy Street (1929) $150 /week
The Black Watch (1929) $150 /week
The Cock-Eyed World (1929) $150 /week

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