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Lupita Tovar, Actress in Spanish-Language Version of ‘Dracula,’ Dies at 106

13 November 2016 12:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lupita Tovar, a Mexican-born actress who played a historic role in the country’s cinema and starred in the Spanish-language version of “Dracula,” died Saturday. She was 106.

Her niece, Lucy Tovar, confirmed the news on Facebook. The Washington Post reports that she died in her Los Angeles home.

Tovar was widely considered Hollywood royalty, and not only for her own impact in Mexican cinema. She was married high-powered Hollywood producer Paul Kohner, and became the matriarch to a family that was involved in the entertainment industry for generations. Her daughter, Susan Kohner, received an Oscar nomination for her role in “Imitation of Life” in 1959, and her grandsons, Chris and Paul Weitz, co-directed such movies as “American Pie” in 1999 and “About a Boy” in 2002.

Tovar was discovered by talent scouts at the age of 16, and would go on to appear in a handful of films in the silent era. Once the »

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