Tuesday, April 26, 2011

RIP María Isbert

Spanish actress María Isbert has died

The Spanish actress María Isbert has died. She celebrated her 94th birthday this Thursday. She appeared in over 250 films.

Well known in the Spanish speaking world, she shot more than 250 films in which, more often than not, she was secondary star, and even took part in the classic ‘EL Cochecito’. María passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 in Albacete, Spain after being admitted to the Villarrobledo Hospital in Albacete as her health deteriorated, and her body is lying in rest today, Tuesday in the Teatro Circo in the town. Isbert was the daughter of actor José Isbert [1886-1966] and the mother of seven, including actor Tony Isbert [1950- ] she has received a host of awards along her career including the Silver Bellas Artes Medal in 1987 and being declared Honorary Academic of the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts in 2008. María appeared in two Euro-westerns: "A Few Bullets More" (1968) as Cotilla and is best remembered for her role as Eli Wallach’s wife Clementine Gideon in "The White, the Yellow and the Black" (1975).

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