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Velez, Lupelocked

(18 July 1909–14 December 1944)
  • Andrea Weever

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Velez, Lupe (18 July 1909–14 December 1944), actress, was born Maria Guadalupe Vélez Villalobos in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico. Her father may have been a pharmacist named Jacob Villalobos or, as Velez claimed, a colonel in the Mexican Army nicknamed “El Gallo” (the Rooster) by his troops. Her mother, Josefina Velez, was an opera singer or a prostitute, or both....

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