Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Remembering Nuria Torray

Nuria Torray was born Nuria Torrà Resplandi on September 24, 1934 in Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain. She combined her studies in Philosophy and Letters with amateur performances at Teatro Universitario Spanish. Soon the stage manager José Tamayo noticed her and she began her professional career, and interprets “The Crucible” in the Spanish Theatre in Madrid and later becomes the main character in “Irma la Douce”. A highlight is Doña Inés in “Tenorio” made ​​by Tamayo in 1960 and participation in the assembly “¿Quién quiere una copla del Arcipreste de Hita?” (1965) of Joseph Martin, “Los siete infantes de Lara” (1966), by Lope de Vega and “Lope de Vega” and “Águila de blasón” (1966) by Valle-Inclán, all carried out by Adolfo Marsillach .
Shortly after she began her professional relationship with who would become her husband, director Juan Guerrero Zamora , who directed her in "The Gioconda Smile" (1951) by Aldous Huxley from which she becomes one of the most assiduous faces on Spanish TV in the 1960s and 1970s, starring in the seriesUn mito llamado’ (1979) ‘La Celestina’ (1983).
She made her film debut in 1956, but despite their excellent acting never had a substantive film career, abandoning the medium in 1971 after her appearance in “La casa de las muertas vivientes”. During this time she appeared in five Euro-westerns from “Apache Fury” in 1963 to “Django and Sartana are Coming” in 1970.
In 1991 she played the main character of Lysistrata at the Festival of Classical Theatre of Merida. Her retirement from the stage came in 1995 with the work “My Dear Family, by Neil Simon, which earned her the Ercilla Award.
Nuria died of colon cancer on June 7, 2004 in Madrid, Spain.
Today we remember Nuria Torray on what would have been her 80th birthday.

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