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Lupe Velez (1908–1944)

Lupe Velez was born on July 18, 1908, in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico, as Maria Guadalupe Villalobos Velez. She was sent to Texas at the age of 13 to live in a convent. She later admitted that she wasn't much of a student because she was so rambunctious. She had planned to become a champion roller-skater but that would change. Life was hard for her ... See full bio »

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 1944 Naná
 1943 Redhead from Manhattan
Rita Manners / Elaine Manners
 1938/II Stardust
Carla de Huelva
 1938 La zandunga
 1937 High Flyers
Juanita - the Maid
 1936 Gypsy Melody
 1934 Hollywood Party
The Jaguar Woman / Jane in Schnarzan Sequence
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
 1934 Laughing Boy
Slim Girl
 1933 Hot Pepper
 1932 Kongo
 1932 Hombres de mi vida
Julia Clark
 1931 The Cuban Love Song
 1930 Oriente es Occidente
Ming Toy
 1930 East Is West
Ming Toy
 1930 Hell Harbor
Anita Morgan
 1929 Tiger Rose
 1929 Where East Is East
Toyo Haynes
 1929 The Wolf Song
Lola Salazar
 1928 Stand and Deliver
Jania - a Peasant Girl
 1927 The Gaucho
The Mountain Girl
 1927 Sailors, Beware! (Short)
Baroness Behr (uncredited)
 1927 What Women Did for Me (Short)
The Dean's Daughter
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Stage Play: Strike Me Pink. Musical revue. Sketches by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson. Additional dialogue by Mack Gordon, Jack McGowan and Richard Jerome. Lyrics by Lew Brown. Music by Ray Henderson. Musical Director: Al Goodman. Music orchestrated by Edward Powell. Entire production supervised by Ray Henderson and Lew Brown. Sketches ... See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lupe Vélez


5' (1.52 m)

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The first time you buy a house you think how pretty it is and sign the check. The second time you look to see if the basement has termites. It's the same with men. See more »


Velez' estate, valued at $125,000 and consisting mostly of her Rodeo House home, two cars, jewelry, and personal effects were left to her secretary Beulah Kinder with the remainder in trust for her mother, Mrs. Josephine Velez. See more »


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