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Lupe Velez

  • Jul 18, 1908 - Dec 13, 1944 (age 36)
  • 5' 0" (1.52 m)
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1944
Lupe Velez
PersonalDecember 1944

Lupe Velez

Lupe Velez passed away.
Nana
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MovieJun 2, 1944

Nana

Based in the Émile Zola novel of the same name, which …
Based in the Émile Zola novel of the same name, which details the life of Nana, a French prostitute of the 19th century.
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Harald Maresch
Relationship1944

Harald Maresch

Harald Maresch was born on June 10, 1916 in Vienna, Austria …
Harald Maresch was born on June 10, 1916 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for The Spider's Web (1960), Die lustige Witwe (1962) and Mit Karl May im Orient (1963). He died on December 7, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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1943
Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
MovieJul 17, 1943

Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event

Mexican Spitfire's Blessed …
Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event is a 1943 American comedy film directed by Leslie Goodwins and written by Charles E. Roberts and Dane Lussier. It is the sequel to the 1942 film Mexican Spitfire's Elephant. The film stars Lupe Vélez, Leon Errol, Walter Reed, Elisabeth Risdon, Lydia Bilbrook and Hugh Beaumont. The film was released on July 17, 1943, by RKO Pictures.
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Redhead from Manhattan
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MovieMay 6, 1943

Redhead from Manhattan

Lupe Vélez plays a dual role, …
Lupe Vélez plays a dual role, twin sisters Rita and Elaine. After escaping a torpedoed ship, Rita shows up in Manhattan, where she takes the place of her Broadway-star twin sister Elaine, that's having problems with her marriage and needs to make a getaway. Neither Elaine's husband or Rita's saxophone-player boyfriend are aware of the switch.
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Ladies' Day
MovieMar 25, 1943

Ladies' Day

A top baseball pitcher "loses" his pitching skills whenever he …
A top baseball pitcher "loses" his pitching skills whenever he falls in love. His teammates try to get him to settle down with one woman so they can start winning some games.
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1942
Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
MovieSep 11, 1942

Mexican Spitfire's Elephant

Mexican Spitfire's Elephant is …
Mexican Spitfire's Elephant is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Leslie Goodwins and written by Charles E. Roberts. It is the sequel to the 1942 film Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost. The film stars Lupe Vélez, Leon Errol, Walter Reed, Elisabeth Risdon, Lydia Bilbrook, Marion Martin, Lyle Talbot and Luis Alberni. The film was released on September 11, 1942, by RKO Pictures.
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Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
MovieJun 26, 1942

Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost

The troubles begin when, in …
The troubles begin when, in the absence of Lord Epping, his you partner, Dennis and the latter's Aunt Della open up Eppings' country estate to entertain a pair of visitors who have come from Canada to see the absent-minded nobleman. Unknown to any of them, the cellar of the big house has been taken over by a gang of enemy saboteurs making a supply of nitroglycerin so they can blow up a big dam nearby. Hoping to drive away the guests in order to continue their deadly task, the enemy agents create a number of "ghostly" incidents.
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Mexican Spitfire at Sea
MovieMar 13, 1942

Mexican Spitfire at Sea

The Lindsay's are on a ship …
The Lindsay's are on a ship to Hawaii for their delayed second honeymoon. Unknown to Carmelita, Dennis is using the trip to secure a contract with Mr. Baldwin. The Baldwins are social climbers that will do business with Lindsay if they can meet Lord Epping. Of course, trouble brews when Uncle Matt pretends to be Lord Epping and Fifi pretends to be Mrs. Lindsay.
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1941
Playmates
MovieDec 26, 1941

Playmates

Lulu Monahan (Patsy Kelly), the press agent for John …
Lulu Monahan (Patsy Kelly), the press agent for John Barrymore (John Barrymore),is attempting to get a sponsor for a radio program. To that end, she and the agent for bandleader Kay Kyser (...
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Honolulu Lu
MovieDec 11, 1941

Honolulu Lu

Consuelo Cordoba is a headstrong girl trying to reform her con …
Consuelo Cordoba is a headstrong girl trying to reform her con man uncle Don Estaban Cordoba, who is posing as a wealthy tourist in Hawaii. A local woman takes Consuelo under her wing and ...
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The Mexican Spitfire's Baby
MovieNov 28, 1941

The Mexican Spitfire's Baby

It is the Lindsay's wedding …
It is the Lindsay's wedding anniversary and they are fighting. To help them settle down with a house and children, Uncle Matt writes Lord Epping for his help in getting the Lindsay's a war orphan. Unfortunately, he does not state which war and Epping gets one from WWI. The orphan is Fifi who is in her twenties and there is trouble for Uncle Matt and Dennis if their wives find out. So Uncle Matt takes Fifi to the Bide-A-While Inn to hide her, but Miss Pepper believes that something is wrong with this couple with the same last names. Trouble brews when Uncle Matt pretends to be Lord Epping and Fifi's boyfriend Pierre comes looking for her.
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Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga
MovieJan 17, 1941

Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga

Steve, Skat and other …
Steve, Skat and other members of a high-ridin', rug-cuttin' musical combo from Oklahoma set off to conquer Broadway, only to find that rhumba-rhythm is all the rage. They decide to sail for Havana to learn the rhythm and pick up the accent, and, on board the ship, Steve meets Rosita Alvarez who is Cuba-bound with her father, Pop Alvarez, a merry confidence man. All have problems they expect to be solved by Madame La Zonga, but they arrive and find that the exotic queen of the rhumba's night club has gone broke. Another confidence man, Beheegan, who has sold a few city halls in his day, provides the answer to everything; using a satchel filled with ill-gotten gains and under the watchful eyes of Alvin, Gabby and Maxwell, he purchases several mythical plantations in South America from Pop.
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1940
Mexican Spitfire Out West
MovieOct 29, 1940

Mexican Spitfire Out West

Wrapped up in a business …
Wrapped up in a business deal with Lord Epping, Dennis nearly forgets his wedding anniversary. Carmelita decides to teach him a lesson by faking a trip back to Mexico, but when Dennis arrives with an ex-flame his hot-tempered wife runs off to Reno to file for divorce. Uncle Matt goes to Reno to retrieve Carmelita while Dennis tries to close the deal with Lord Epping. Meanwhile Dennis's business rivals try to get in touch with Lord Epping, who is being confined to Dennis's apartment. When they fly to Reno looking for him, Uncle Matt must once again impersonate the British aristocrat. But things get confusing when the real Lord Epping shows up in Reno, followed by Dennis, Aunt Della, and Lady Epping.
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Mexican Spitfire
MovieJan 9, 1940

Mexican Spitfire

Newlyweds Dennis and Carmelita have several obstacles to …
Newlyweds Dennis and Carmelita have several obstacles to deal with in their new marriage: Carmelita's fiery Latin temper, a meddling aunt and a conniving ex-fiancee who's determined to break up their marriage.
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1939
The Girl from Mexico
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MovieJun 2, 1939

The Girl from Mexico

In the first entry of an unintended-series that turned into a long …
In the first entry of an unintended-series that turned into a long-running series for RKO, Carmelita Fuentes is a fiery-Latin singer/dancer in Mexico City who has designs on Dennis Lindsay,...
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1938
Stardust
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MovieMar 25, 1938

Stardust

Carla de Hulvea is a rhumba dancer who makes news by …
Carla de Hulvea is a rhumba dancer who makes news by posing as a South-American heiress. She is doing fine with her hoax until she meets American Peter Jackson, a high-pressure promoter who...
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La Zandunga
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MovieMar 17, 1938

La Zandunga

Lupe (Velez) is in love with the sailor Juancho (De Cordova) …
Lupe (Velez) is in love with the sailor Juancho (De Cordova) but is also courted by Ramón (Falcon) and old Don Atanasio (Icardo). Juancho leaves town but promises to return. Time goes by ...
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1937
High Flyers
MovieNov 26, 1937

High Flyers

Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly …
Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it...
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1936
Gypsy Melody
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MovieJul 27, 1936

Gypsy Melody

Gypsy Melody is a 1936 British musical comedy film directed …
Gypsy Melody is a 1936 British musical comedy film directed by Edmond T. Gréville and starring Lupe Velez, Alfred Rode and Jerry Verno. It was made at Elstree Studios. The sets were designed by art director John Mead. The film was a remake of the 1935 French film Juanita.
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1934
Hollywood Party
MovieMay 24, 1934

Hollywood Party

Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, …
Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party with so that he might use the lions in his next movie. His film rival sneaks into the party to buy the lions before Durante.
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Strictly Dynamite
MovieMay 11, 1934

Strictly Dynamite

Strictly Dynamite is a 1934 American film starring Lupe …
Strictly Dynamite is a 1934 American film starring Lupe Velez and Jimmy Durante. Norman Foster plays a poet whose life changes when he begins writing comedy for Durante and develops an infatuation for Durante's volatile partner.
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Laughing Boy
MovieApr 13, 1934

Laughing Boy

Laughing Boy, is a Navaho from a remote part of the …
Laughing Boy, is a Navaho from a remote part of the reservation, while Slim Girl was raised by whites in a town and lives as a white man's mistress. They meet at a pow-wow and marry, in ...
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Palooka
MovieJan 26, 1934

Palooka

Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins …
Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. With current champion Al McSwatt needing an easy opponent, Walsh gets Joe the fight. Palooka steals the championship( and girlfriend Nina Madero) from McSwatt when McSwatt shows up for the fight drunk. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights(that are set ups by Walsh) and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent.
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1933
Johnny Weissmuller
MarriageOctober 1933

Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Peter Weißmüller; June 2, …
Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Peter Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century. Weissmuller was one of the world's fastest swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo. He won fifty-two U.S. National Championships, set more than fifty world records (spread over both freestyle and backstroke), and was purportedly undefeated in official competition for the entirety of his competitive career. After retiring from competitions, he became the sixth actor to portray Edgar Rice Burroughs's ape man, Tarzan, a role he played in twelve motion pictures. Dozens of other actors have also played Tarzan, but Weissmuller is by far the best known. His character's distinctive Tarzan yell is still often used in films.
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Mr. Broadway
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MovieSep 12, 1933

Mr. Broadway

Mr. Broadway is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film …
Mr. Broadway is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy film written by Abel Green and Ed Sullivan. The film was directed by Johnnie Walker (1894–1949) who was also a silent film actor and producer, and stars Sullivan along with a cast of celebrity walk-ons. It was shot in New York City.
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Hot Pepper
MovieJan 15, 1933

Hot Pepper

Comedy about a pair of ex-Marines who team up and get …
Comedy about a pair of ex-Marines who team up and get involved in a nightclub. Trouble ensues when they both fall in love with a feisty woman and begin fighting over her.
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1932
The Half-Naked Truth
MovieDec 16, 1932

The Half-Naked Truth

The Half-Naked Truth is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy …
The Half-Naked Truth is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and featuring Lee Tracy as a carnival pitchman who finagles his girlfriend, a fiery hoochie dancer played by Lupe Vélez, into a major Broadway revue under the auspices of an impresario portrayed by Frank Morgan. The film was released on December 16, 1932, by RKO Radio Pictures.
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Kongo
MovieOct 1, 1932

Kongo

This remake of West of Zanzibar (1928) made four years later …
This remake of West of Zanzibar (1928) made four years later tries to outdo the Lon Chaney original in morbidity. From a wheelchair a handicapped white man rules an area of Africa as a living god. He rules the local natives through superstition and stage magic and he rules the few white people through sadism, keeping them virtual prisoners. He lives for the day he can avenge himself horribly on the man who stole his wife and crushed his spine. Strong and macabre stuff in a nearly forgotten horror film.
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Hombres de mi vida
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MovieFeb 13, 1932

Hombres de mi vida

Hombres de mi vida released.
1931
The Cuban Love Song
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MovieDec 5, 1931

The Cuban Love Song

The Cuban Love Song is a 1931 American pre-Code musical …
The Cuban Love Song is a 1931 American pre-Code musical film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and written by C. Gardner Sullivan, Bess Meredyth, John Lynch, John Colton, Gilbert Emery, Robert E. Hopkins and Paul Hervey Fox. The film stars Lawrence Tibbett, Lupe Vélez, Ernest Torrence, Jimmy Durante, Karen Morley and Louise Fazenda. The film was released on December 5, 1931, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
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The Squaw Man
MovieSep 5, 1931

The Squaw Man

Jim Wyngate, an English aristocrat, comes to the American West …
Jim Wyngate, an English aristocrat, comes to the American West under a cloud of suspicion for embezzlement actually committed by his cousin Lord Henry. In Wyoming, Wyngate runs afoul of cattle rustler Cash Hawkins by rescuing the Indian girl Naturich from Hawkins. Wyngate marries Naturich, but then learns that his cousin Lord Henry has been killed and has cleared his name before dying. As Wyngate has long loved Lady Diana, Lord Henry's wife, he is perplexed at his situation. But fate takes a hand and resolves matters as Wyngate could not have predicted.
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1930
Oriente es Occidente
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MovieNov 30, 1930

Oriente es Occidente

Oriente es Occidente is a 1930 film directed by George Melford …
Oriente es Occidente is a 1930 film directed by George Melford and Enrique Tovar Avalos.
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East Is West
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MovieOct 23, 1930

East Is West

Ming Toy is on the auction block in China. She is saved by Billy …
Ming Toy is on the auction block in China. She is saved by Billy and taken to San Francisco by Lo Sang Kee. To save her from deportation she is sold to Charlie Yong, the Chop Suey King. Billy kidnaps her with plans of marriage.
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The Storm
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MovieAug 18, 1930

The Storm

Burr and Dave, two close friends who have backed each other …
Burr and Dave, two close friends who have backed each other up in countless difficulties, are torn apart by the arrival of a woman, Manette, who becomes stranded with them in their cabin during a raging blizzard.
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Hell Harbor
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MovieMar 15, 1930

Hell Harbor

Anita Morgan, a descendant of the famous pirate Henry Morgan, …
Anita Morgan, a descendant of the famous pirate Henry Morgan, is living a carefree and careless life on an island in the Carribean, but had much rather be living the same life In Havana. When she learns that her father, in exchange for money, has promised her hand in marriage to one of his swarthy friends, she is more convinced that Havana is the place to be. When an American comes to the island to buy some pearls, she falls in love with him. and when she discovers he is to be tricked out of his money and killed, she makes plans to save him...and go to Havana with him.
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1929
Tiger Rose
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MovieDec 21, 1929

Tiger Rose

Tiger Rose is a 1929 American Pre-Code early sound …
Tiger Rose is a 1929 American Pre-Code early sound adventure film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. It was directed by George Fitzmaurice and is based on a 1917 play, Tiger Rose, by Willard Mack. This film is a remake of the 1923 film Tiger Rose Warner Bros. silent that starred Lenore Ulric, who also starred on Broadway in Mack's play. Among the cast members in this film are Monte Blue, Lupe Velez and Rin Tin Tin.
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Where East Is East
MovieMay 4, 1929

Where East Is East

"Tiger" Haynes (Chaney) is a animal trapper in China who …
"Tiger" Haynes (Chaney) is a animal trapper in China who lives with his beautiful daughter, Toyo (Velez). Toyo soon becomes romantically involved with Bobby (Hughes), who turns out to be the son of one of Tiger's old friends. Tiger puts Bobby to work, but on one of their trips, Bobby becomes infatuated with Madame de Sylva (Taylor), who is in reality Toyo's mother and Tiger's ex-wife. When Madame de Sylva learns of Bobby's plans to marry Toyo, she interferes and trouble arises.
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The Wolf Song
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MovieMar 30, 1929

The Wolf Song

In 1840, Sam Lash heads west for adventure. He meets up with …
In 1840, Sam Lash heads west for adventure. He meets up with some Mountain Men, and they head for the Rockies to trap beavers and cats. In Taos he meets Lola, a beautiful Mexican girl from a proud and rich family. They fall in love and he persuades her to elope with him. After they get married, Sam is torn between his love for Lola and his yearn for travelin'.
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Lady of the Pavements
MovieJan 22, 1929

Lady of the Pavements

Karl, a German diplomat in …
Karl, a German diplomat in Paris, discovers that his fiancee, Diane, has been cheating on him. He tells her that he would rather marry a "girl of the streets" than her. Outraged, Diane decides to grant him his wish, and enlists the services of a Spanish singer/dancer from a disreputable nightclub to pose as a sophisticated, convent-educated singer, and surreptitiously arranges for her to meet Karl.
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1928
Stand and Deliver
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MovieFeb 19, 1928

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver is a 1928 silent film starring Rod La Rocque …
Stand and Deliver is a 1928 silent film starring Rod La Rocque and Lupe Velez and directed by Donald Crisp. Cecil B. DeMille produced the picture with release through Pathé Exchange.
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1927
The Gaucho
MovieNov 21, 1927

The Gaucho

A girl is saved by a miracle after she falls from a cliff in the …
A girl is saved by a miracle after she falls from a cliff in the Argentine Andes, and is blessed with healing powers. A shrine is built on the site, and a whole city grows around it, rich ...
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What Women Did for Me
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MovieAug 14, 1927

What Women Did for Me

What Women Did for Me released.
1908
Lupe Velez
BirthJuly 1908

Lupe Velez

Lupe Velez was born.
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