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Lupita Tovar

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She played the lead function within the Spanish version from the horror basic Dracula. She received extra fame on her behalf acting within the 1935 film The Invader. She was raised in Mexico Town, where she acted in college plays. She is at the film La Voluntad del Muerto opposing Antonio Moreno. She got two kids with her hubby Paul Kohner, whom she wedded in 1932. She is at the film The Veiled Girl alongside Bela Lugosi.

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Full Name Lupita Tovar
Date Of Birth July 27, 1910
Died November 12, 2016, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Oaxaca, Mexico
Profession Movie Actress
Nationality Mexican
Spouse Paul Kohner
Children Susan Kohner, Pancho Kohner
Parents Mary Tovar, Egidio Tovar
Awards Ariel Award - Golden Ariel
Movies Dracula, Santa, South of the Border, The Invader, Border Law, La Voluntad del muerto, East of Borneo, Blockade, Two Gun Sheriff, Marihuana (El monstruo verde), Tropic Fury, The Crime Doctor's Courage, The Fighting Gringo, Yankee Don, Gun to Gun, Michael Strogoff, Broken Lives
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 She died on November 12, 2016, the day after her daughter Susan Kohner's 80th birthday.
2 She and her daughter Susan Kohner both starred in films that the Library of Congress selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2015: Tovar in Dracula (1931) and Kohner in Imitation of Life (1959).
3 She was born in Mexico of a Mexican father and an Irish mother.
4 She acted in the first Mexican talkie film, Santa (1932).
5 Mother-in-law of Mercedes Martinez.
6 Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994).
7 Grandmother of Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz
8 Mother of Pancho Kohner and Susan Kohner


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Invitation Playhouse: Mind Over Murder 1952 TV Series
The Crime Doctor's Courage 1945 Dolores Bragga
Miguel Strogoff 1944 Nadia Fedorova
Gun to Gun 1944 Short Dolores Diego
Resurrección 1943 María
Two Gun Sheriff 1941 Nita
The Westerner 1940 Teresita (uncredited)
Green Hell 1940 Native Girl
South of the Border 1939 Dolores Mendoza
Tropic Fury 1939 Maria Scipio
The Fighting Gringo 1939 Anita del Campo
María 1938 María
El rosario de Amozoc 1938 Rosario
Blockade 1938 Cabaret Girl
El capitan Tormenta 1936 Magda
Marihuana 1936/II Irene Heredia
The Invader 1936 Lupita Melez
Alas sobre El Chaco 1935 Teresa
Broken Lives 1935 Marcela
Santa 1932 Santa
Border Law 1931 Tonita
East of Borneo 1931 Neila
El Tenorio del harem 1931 Fátima
Yankee Don 1931
Carne de cabaret 1931 Drothy O'Neil
Drácula 1931 Eva
Estamos en París 1931 Short
La voluntad del muerto 1930 Anita
The Cock-Eyed World 1929 Bit Part (uncredited)
The Black Watch 1929 Bit Part (uncredited)
Joy Street 1929
The Veiled Woman 1929 Young Girl

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Border Law 1931 performer: "Adios Amigo" - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Universal Horror 1998 TV Movie documentary source: stills - as Lupita Tovar Kohner

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself - Interviewee (as Lupita Kohner)
Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star 2006 Documentary Herself (as Lupita Kohner)
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema 2002 Documentary Herself
I Used to Be in Pictures 2000 Documentary Herself
The Road to Dracula 1999 Video documentary short Herself (as Lupita Tovar Kohner)
Universal Horror 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself / interview
Biography 1993 TV Series documentary Herself
Memoria del cine mexicano 1993 Documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2009 TV Series documentary Eva Seward
The Universal Story 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Y Santa hablo! 1984 Short Herself
Rose Hobart 1936 Short Woman (from East of Borneo (1931)) (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Special Golden Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico
1999 Eyegore Award Eyegore Awards

TitleSalary
The Cock-Eyed World (1929) $150 /week
The Black Watch (1929) $150 /week
Joy Street (1929) $150 /week
The Veiled Woman (1929) $150 /week


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