Actress María Duval, icon of Argentine cinema, died at the age of 95

Actress María Duval, icon of Argentine cinema, died at the age of 95

Mary Duval

Maria Mogilevsky diedcommonly called Mary Duval. The actress who knew how to become an icon of Argentine cinema and worked with personalities such as Mirtha Legrand He was 95 and a few days away from turning 96. “He left surrounded by family, peace and tranquility,” he said. Infobae Federico Grossman, one of his grandchildren.

The actress, who would have been 96 next week, died at her home in the Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires on Tuesday noon, as confirmed by her grandson and underlined that her grandmother had “a life of dream, surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.” . “She wanted to be at home and that’s where she died, accompanied by her family,” she added.

He was born in Bahía Blanca on May 17, 1926 and since she was little she recited poetry and acted out characters in school. Then began a career that she herself wished to end in 1948, after having shot 21 films.. It is at the request of Joseph Grosmann, whom he married at the age of 22. They met at the engagement party of a mutual friend: he had just attended a boxing match and despite the fact that she was already known in his career, he did not locate her. It’s because I haven’t seen Argentine cinema.

María Duval, an emblematic actress of Argentine cinema

María Duval, an emblematic actress of Argentine cinema

He invited her to dance, she accepted and the rest is part of a love story of a couple who formed a big family: they had three children, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. When they started their relationship, he had told her that he was not okay with her pursuing her career. His first reaction was to go home crying. In the meantime, he bet on his partner and abandoned the actress: his last jobs were in the cinema quote in the stars Yes The Strange Case of the Murdered Womanwhich premiered in 1949, a year after their marriage.

In interviews she gave years after retiring from the industry, María Duval assured that she never regretted the decision she made. His life continues to be marked by charitable actions: he runs a soup kitchen and for more than 10 years he works for the Israelita hospital.

Her husband died almost 10 years ago. And Maria always remembered him with the greatest of her loves. He accompanied him and took care of him until the last moment, when he had health problems. He also traveled on business for him, who had a woolen laundry at the time when washed wool was exported. Thus, he encounters Persia, Japan and Hong Kong.

Mary Duval

Mary Duval

In April 2007, she was declared Illustrious Citizen of Bahía Blanca as part of his hometown’s 179th birthday celebrations. There, where she took her first steps when she won a reading class for girls at the Municipal Theater and the director went straight to find her father to showcase her way of reciting. “Why don’t you take the baby to town?”, he suggested. After analyzing it, they traveled together to Buenos Aires and María got her first job at the old Radio Mitre. And when she was only 14, she was the protagonist of Lullaby.

A few days later, I was already shooting brother josephnear Pepe Arias. And so came success after success: Every house a worldwith Carlos Cores; her first dancewith Stephane Serrador; boys grow upwith Arturo Garcia Buhr; and Uncertaintywith Pedro Lopez Lagar.

One of the most impressive anecdotes of her acting career, and which she has emphasized so much, is that of her work for the film 16 years old, by Carlos Hugo Christensen. His character filled a dramatic role and towards the end he wanted to kill himself. This scene was shot in the woods of Palermo, and she refused to do it. But back then, there were no stuntmen, so he had no choice but to jump into cold water. how did it happen? Graceful, he remembered at the time.

María Duval in a scene from the film Juan Colorado (Video: Youtube)

Her grandson Federico had to say goodbye to his grandmother from a distance since she currently lives in Miami. With regret, but serene because the adored actress left in peace, she took it upon herself to communicate the news to her loved ones. “I talk to people to let them know what happened and there isn’t a single person who doesn’t tell me wonderful things about him. And I was able to experience that the times I accompanied her to receive prizes or recognitions. They were a pamper to the soul,” Grosman said. TV show.

María Duval with her grandson Federico

María Duval with her grandson Federico

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