China Zorrilla

China Zorrilla

Gender: Female
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1922-03-14
Deathday: 2014-09-17 (92 years old)

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China Zorrilla (Spanish: [ˈtʃina soˈriʝa]; born Concepción Matilde Zorrilla de San Martín Muñoz; 14 March 1922 – 17 September 2014) was an Uruguayan theater, film, and television actress, also director, producer and writer. An immensely popular star in the Rioplatense area, she is often regarded as a "Grand Dame" of the South American theater stage.After a long career in the Uruguayan theater, Zorrilla made over fifty appearances in Argentina's film, theater and TV. Her career took off in Uruguay in the 1950 and 1960s, later she settled in Argentina, where she lived for over 35 years and was popular on TV, theater, and cinema. At 90, she retired and returned to Uruguay, where she died in 2014.In 2008, Zorrilla was invested Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government and in 2011, the Correo Uruguayo (the national postal service in Uruguay) released a print run of 500 commemorative postage stamps dedicated to her.

Early Life

Born in Montevideo into an aristocratic Uruguayan family, "China" was the second of the five daughters of Guma Muñoz del Campo and sculptor José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín (1891–1975), a disciple of Antoine Bourdelle, responsible for monuments in Uruguay and Argentina. Revered as Uruguay's national poet, her paternal grandfather was Juan Zorrilla de San Martín, author of Tabaré. An artistic family, her older sister, Guma Zorrilla (1919–2001), was a theater costume designer for the Uruguayan stage.She grew up in Paris with her four sisters. Back in Montevideo, she attended Sagrado Corazón (Holy Cross) School. In 1946, she earned a British Council scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she studied under Greek actress Katina Paxinou.

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Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1922-03-14

Deathday
2014-09-17 (92 years old)

Birth name
Concepción Matilde Zorrilla de San Martín Muñoz

Place of birth
Montevideo, Uruguay

Father
José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín

Siblings
La Condamine-Châtelard

Citizenships
Uruguay

Awards
Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Knight of the Legion of Honour

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Tita Tamames
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Selva Alemán
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Raúl De la Torre
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Manuel Callau
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Enrique Pinti
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1 TV shows
Lidia Catalano
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Raúl Lavié
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2 Movies
1 TV shows
Sergio Renán
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3 Movies
Carlos Galettini
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Luisina Brando
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Betiana Blum
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Antonio Gasalla
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