Monday, February 7, 2022

RIP RIP Margarita Lozano


Spanish theater, film, TV actress Magarita Lozano died in Lorca, Spain on February 7, 2022. She was 90. Born in Tetuan, Morocco, Spain on February 14, 1931. Her father was a soldier and Lozano studied design and fashion in college. She abandoned her studies to pursue an acting career in Madrid, initially in the theater. She starred in acclaimed Spanish director Luis Bunuel's 1961 drama "Viridiana" about a young nun about to take her final vows. The movie won the top Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival that year. In the 1960s she went to Italy, appearing in Pasolini's 1969 drama "Pigsty" as well as Sergio Leone's 1964 western "A Fistful of Dollars" alongside Clint Eastwood. She retired for a decade to raise her family but returned to Italian cinema in the 1980s, appearing in several films by Paolo Taviani and his brother Vittorio Taviani.


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