Lola Beltrán

Lola Beltrán (born María Lucila Beltrán Ruiz on March 7, 1932 in Rosario, Sinaloa – died March 24, 1996 in Mexico City) was an actress and one of the most acclaimed Mexican ranchera singers, nicknamed Lola la Grande ("Lola the Great"). [ [http://musicnet8.tripod.com/jasonb.htm Unofficial Lola Beltran Resource] ]

Biography

In her native town of Rosario, Beltrán completed secretarial studies while she participated in singing competitions. She then moved to Mexico City, never to return to Rosario, working as a secretary at the nations number-one radio station, XEW, where she was professionally discovered by singer Matilde Sanchez.

She was married to matador and film actor Alfredo Leal and with him had two children: a daughter, singer María Elena Leal, and son José Leal. She entered the world of film in 1954 in "El Tesoro de la Muerte". After appearing in dozens of films, most of them musicals, she obtained a starring role in the telenovela "Mi rival" with Saby Kamalich. From 1976 to 1984 she also hosted the musical shows "Noches Tapatías" and "El Estudio de Lola Beltrán" respectively.

Beltrán is still considered one of the most successful ranchera artists of all time. She gave concerts before various world leaders: President Charles de Gaulle of France, the leader of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito,Soviet minister Andrei Gromyko, Premier of the Soviet Union Leonid Breznev, King of Spain Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia, Queen Elizabeth II, American Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon and Presidents of Mexico Adolfo Ruiz Cortines and Carlos Salinas de Gortari. She was the first ranchera singer to perform at the Palacio de Bellas Artes (English: Palace of Fine Arts), the premier opera house and concert hall in Mexico. She also sang in the Olympia Music Hall in Paris, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and the Conservatory of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in the former Soviet Union.

Beltrán was honoured in 1995 with her inclusion into a series of commemorative postage stamps, issued by her native Mexico, honoring 'Popular Idols of Radio'. This was done in recognition of her lifetime achievement in the realm of popular music and her success in spreading an appreciation of Mexican culture throughout the world.

Death

Soon after recording "Disco del Siglo" (English: "Album of the Century") with Lucha Villa and Amalia Mendoza"La Tariácuri" (produced by Juan Gabriel) she died of a massive pulmonary embolism at Ángeles Hospital in Mexico City. Her body lay on display in the rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City in order to give her countrymen a chance to say goodbye. Only the most acclaimed artists, recording artists, poets, writers and actors are accorded this honour.

Telenovelas

* "Mi rival" (1973)

Television shows

* "El estudio de Lola Beltrán"
* "Noches tapatías"

Films

* "Una gallina muy ponedora" (1982)
* "Las fuerzas vivas" (1975) as Chabela, Eufemio's wife
* "Me caíste del cielo" (1975) as Lupita
* "Padre nuestro que estás en la tierra" (1972) as Matilde
* "Furias bajo el cielo" (1971)
* "Duelo en El Dorado" (1969)
* "Valentín de la Sierra" (1968)
* "Matar es fácil" (1966)
* "Tirando a gol" (1966)
* "Cucurrucucú Paloma" (1965)
* "Canción del alma" (1964) as Lola
* "El revólver sangriento" (1964)
* "México de mi corazón" (1964)
* "Baila mi amor" (1963)
* "El hombre de papel" (1963)
* "La bandida" (1963)
* "Camino de la horca" (1962)
* "Besito a papá" (1961)
* "La joven mancornadora" (1961)
* "¿Donde estás, corazón?" (1961)
* "México lindo y querido" (1961)
* "Las canciones unidas" (1960)
* "¡Qué bonito amor!" (1960)
* "Sucedió en México" (1958)
* "Música en la noche" (1958)
* "Guitarras de medianoche" (1958)
* "Donde las dan las toman" (1957)
* "Rogaciano el huapanguero" (1957)
* "Pensión de artistas" (1956)
* "Con quién andan nuestras hijas?" (1956) as Prieta de Xochimilco
* "Una movida chuecaa" (1956)
* "De carnia taco supremas with sidas of sour cream " (1955)
* "Pueblo quieto" (1955)
* "Soy un golfo" (1955)
* "Espaldas mojadas" (1955)
* "Al diablo las mujeres" (1955)
* "El barba azul" (1955)
* "La desconocida" (1954)
* "El tesoro de la muerte" (1954)

References

External links

* New York Times [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=5230&mod=bio Biography] .
* [http://redescolar.ilce.edu.mx/redescolar/publicaciones/publi_quepaso/lolabeltran.htm Biography] at Red Escolar
* [http://www.mariachi.org/ Profile] at Puro Mariachi
* [http://musicnet8.tripod.com/jasonb.htm Unofficial Lola Beltran Resource] by Jason Jacob (includes music clips)
* [http://www.micancionero.com/ingles/interpretes/beltran_lola.php Some lyrics] (english)


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