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Consuelo Velázquez (1916–2005)

Gave her first piano concerto at 6 years-old, and her nickname Consuelito stuck during her formal education years in music. Gained the title of music teacher at 17 years old, and became soloist of the National Symphonic Orchestra, Mexico. Besides "Besame Mucho", she was cherished for several other popular songs: "No Me Pidas Nunca", "Pasional", and... See full bio »

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 2013 Wiener Strudel (Documentary short) (writer: "Besame Mucho" - as Consuelo Velasquez)
 2013 Vive cantando (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A quién le importa (2013) ... (writer: "Bésame mucho")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.18 (2012) ... (writer: "Bésame Mucho")
 2010 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Coup d'Etat (2010) ... (writer: "Bésame Mucho")
 2010 Chico & Rita (writer: "Bésame mucho")
 2010 Looking for the Lost Tango (Documentary) (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 2008 Love and Other Crimes (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 2007 Juno (writer: "Besame Mucho" (1940) - as Consuelo Velazquez)
 2004 Ma vie en cinémascope (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 2004 In Good Company (writer: "Besame Mucho" (1941) - as Consuelo Velazquez)
 2004 Apuesta por un amor (TV Series) (writer: "QUE SEAS FELIZ")
 2004 Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena (writer: "Cachito")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Besame Mucho" - as Consuelo Velazquez)
 2003 Suddenly Paradise (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 2002 The Quiet American (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 2002 Love Heritage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mil millones (2002) ... (writer: "Bésame mucho" - uncredited)
 2002 The Shanghai Spell (writer: "Bésame mucho")
 2001 Gaudi Afternoon (writer: "Bésame mucho")
 2000 Our Lady of the Assassins (writer: "Amar y Vivir")
 2000 Besame Mucho (writer: "Bésame Mucho")
 2000 Shabatot VeHagim (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 39 (2000) ... (writer: "Bésame mucho")
 1998 Great Expectations (writer: "Bésame Mucho")
 1997 Secrets of the Heart (writer: "Amar y vivir")
 1996 Wives III (writer: "Besame mucho")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "Besame mucho")
 1994 Alys Robi (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 1992 Matias Keskisen kuviteltu elämä (Documentary) (writer: "Besame mucho")
 1992 Arizona Dream (performer: "Bésame mucho") / (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 1991 Inspector Faustão and the Vagabond (writer: "Besame mucho" - as Consuelo Velásquez)
 1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (as Consuelo Velazquez, "BESAME MUCHO")
 1991 Danzón (music: "Bésame Mucho")
 1991 La huella del crimen 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- El caso de Carmen Broto (1991) ... (writer: "Cachito")
 1990 Avalon (writer: "Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)" - as Consuelo Velazquez)
 1989 Santa Sangre (writer: "Besame mucho")
 1988 Moon Over Parador ("Besame Mucho")
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Viking Bikers from Hell (1987) ... (writer: "Bésame Mucho" - uncredited)
 1980 Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 1978 Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie) (writer: "Besame Mucho" - uncredited)
 1974 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stiftungsfest (1974) ... (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 1973 The House on Chelouche Street (writer: "Bésame Mucho")
 1970 Let It Be (Documentary) (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 1964 Weekend (writer: "Bésame mucho")
 1963 Los derechos de los hijos ("Bésame mucho")
 1960 Hungry for Love (music: "Besame Mucho")
 1958 Bolero inmortal (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 1957 Cómicos de la Legua (writer: "Besame Mucho")
 1956 Giant (music: "Besame Mucho" (1940) - uncredited)
 1956 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.2 (1956) ... (music: "Bésame Mucho")
- Episode #6.17 (1956) ... (music: "Bésame Mucho")
 1956 Cara de ángel (music: "Besame Mucho")
 1955 Los paquetes de Paquita (writer: "Amor Sobre Ruedas", "Que Divino")
 1953 Sucedió en Acapulco (writer: "Bésame Mucho" - as Consuelito Velazquez)
 1953 The Magnificent Beast (music: "Que Divino", "Chiqui-Chiqui")
 1953 Los solterones (writer: "Enamorada")
 1953 Huracán Ramírez (writer: "Qué Divino")
 1951 ¡¿Qué te ha dado esa mujer?! ("Corazón", "Yo no fui")
 1951 A.T.M.: ¡¡A toda máquina!! (as Consuelito Velasquez, "Bésame mucho", "Yo no fui", "Enamorada")
 1945 Mexicana (writer: "Besame mucho")
 1944 Cowboy and the Senorita (writer: "Besame mucho" - uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys (music: "Besame Mucho" (1940) - uncredited)
 1944 Ladies Courageous (music: "Besame Mucho" - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Consuelito Velasquez | Consuelito Velázquez | Velázquez
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Trivia:

Her song "Besame Mucho" has become the most famous Spanish-language ballad in the world. It has been covered in many languages and by many artists, including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Diana Krall, Sara Montiel, Céline Dion, Plácido Domingo, João Gilberto.

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