Thursday, September 24, 2009

Remembering Nuria Torray

Born Nuria Torra Resplandi in Barcelona, Spain on September 24, 1934. She combined her studies with amateur performances in Teatro Espanol Universitario. She was soon discovered by stage manager Jose Tamayo and she soon began her professional career in “Las brujas de Salem” in Madrid and later starred in “Irma, la dulce”.

Shortly after he professional debut she became involved with producer Juan Guerrero Zamora who would become her husband. She became a regular face on Spanish TV in the sixties and seventies and had a leading role in the series “Myths” (1979) and “La Celestina” (1983).

Her film debut occurred in 1956 but she failed to become a star in the cinema leaving the medium in 1971 with her last film “La casa de las muertas vivientes”. During this time she appeared in five European westerns such as “Apache Fury” (1963), “Ballad of a Bounty Hunter” (1965), “Django Does Not Forgive” and “Vengeance of Pancho Villa both in 1966. She finished her western career with an appearance in 1970's “Django and Sartana are Coming…it’s the End”

She would devote her remaining years to the stage where she would win a number of acting awards before her last appearance in 1995's “Mi querida familia” and awarded the Premio Ercilla. Nuria Torray died of colon cancer on June 7, 2004 in Madrid, Spain. We remember her today on what would have been her 75th birthday.

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