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Margarita Xirgu (1888–1969)

Margarita Xirgu was born on June 18, 1888 in Molins de Rei, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Margarita Xirgu I Subirà. She was an actress, known for Blood Wedding (1938), Violante (1907) and Alma torturada (1917). She was married to Josep Arnall. She died on April 25, 1969 in Montevideo, Uruguay. See full bio »

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(age 80) in Montevideo, Uruguay

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 1938 Blood Wedding
La Madre
 1922 Epido (Short)
 1909 Guzmán el Bueno (Short)
 1907 La muerte del tirano (Short)
 1907 Violante
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She appeared in the original productions of many of the most famous plays of Federico García Lorca, who was her close friend. Xirgu learned of Lorca's execution just before a performance of his play "Yerma", and changed her final line from "I myself have murdered my own child" to "They have murdered my child." See more »

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