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The story of Chocolate Abuelita’s face

At what age did you find out that the Mexican Golden Cinema actress was the image of chocolate?

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The story of Chocolate Abuelita’s face
The story of Chocolate Abuelita’s face

This story originally appeared on Unknown Mexico

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Sara García was born on September 8, 1895 in the USA Magical city from Orizaba, Veracruz. Daughter of Andalusian parents, she was known as the Grandmother from Mexico wave Grandma of the Mexican cinema, how Grandmother papers were her specialty. This won him an unforgettable place in the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.

Sara was the only surviving daughter of Isidoro García and Felipa Hidalgo Rodríguez’s marriage, whose first ten children died of various reasons. Sara García was infected with it at the age of nine Morino typhus and infected his mother who died. While his father had to be admitted to the Spanish charity house because of a stroke. Thanks to his good grades, he was able to continue studying at the College of the Vizcaineswhere he showed great artistic talents for painting. Her custody has passed into the hands of her friend’s family rosarywho he would share most of his life with.

Sara Garcia
Sara Garcia

At one point, director Joaquín Coss decided to invite her to play a small role in the film while watching a film adaptation of Mimi Derba For self defense (1917). So she gradually began to work both in the cinema and in the theater without giving up her work as a drawing teacher.

Sara García toured and met her across the country with a growing career Fernando Ibanezwho did you fall in love with? Shortly after they got married in Tepic, Nayarit. The couple gave birth to Fernanda, the actress’ only daughter, after which they separated.

    Sara Garcia
Sara Garcia

In 1936 he had his first leading role in the film This is the woman, Directed by José Bohr. A year later he starred in Being a mother is not enough. During filming The godmother of the devilFernanda, Sara’s daughter, was courted by Jorge Negrete. However, Fernanda married the engineer Mariano Velasco in 1938. Unfortunately, Fernanda died in 1940 of typhus, the same disease as her grandmother.

Her first role as a grandmother was in the movie Out in the tropics (1940), Directed by Fernando de Fuentes. The characterization and role of Sara García surprised the director so much that he immediately chose her. It is said that her passion for grandmother roles was such as that 14 teeth were removed to make her face look like an old woman’s. In 1947 he took part in the with Pedro Infante Three Garciaas well as its continuation.

Sara Garcia
Sara García with Rosario, her potential partner.

In addition to film and theater, the actress had numerous appearances on radio and television. In 1952 he made his debut on the show Half an hour with grandmawhat failed. After several roles as a grandmother, she had the role in 1974 that she would remember forever. the lullaby “Tomasita” in the telenovela Toy world. His character was so valued by children that the series with Graciela Mauri lasted four years. After all, her last television appearance was in 1978 in Viviana, a telenovela with Lucia Mendez.

In 1978 the La Azteca chocolate factory convinced Sara García to give her grandmother’s image the La Abuelita chocolate label. The success was so great that the image of the actress has been preserved to this day, even if the brand passed into the hands of the transnational Nestlé.

Sara Garcia, the Grandma of the Mexican cinema, died on November 21, 1980 in Mexico City at the age of 85. His universal legacy was Rosario, his old childhood friend who is speculated to be his love partner. Some actors of the Mexican gold cinema confirmed the homosexual orientation of the actress.

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