The famous was considered one of the last legends of Mexican cinema.

At dawn on Monday, the actress and singer Rosita Quintana died at 96 years of age. According to different reports, the interpreter of Argentine origin and Mexican nationality was in Mexico City at the time of her death.  The interpreter who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina stood out in Mexico thanks to her participation in different productions of Mexican cinema, after working with Jorge Negrete.

At the time, the entertainment world reacted to the death of the leading actress. Among them, the entertainment journalist Pati Chapoy dedicated a few words in memory of Rosita on social networks.

On July 27, the figure of the Mexican Gold Cinema underwent a surgical intervention to remove a tumor that was in the thyroid. Subsequently, she remained hospitalized for a few weeks due to this condition and presented other complications derived from age.

The remains of the actress could be deposited in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City, according to Nicole Kogan, her granddaughter, revealed in an interview with the morning Hoy a few weeks ago. Well, this would be Rosita’s last wish.

It was during the live broadcast of the Televisa program Hoy where it was announced that the famous Rosita Quintana died at the age of 96. Amid applause –as a farewell– and a brief tour of her artistic career, the death of the Mexican film interpreter was announced.

The death of Rosita Quintana was also revealed in the official account of the  National Association of Actors, who sent condolences to her family and friends: “The National Association of Actors deeply regrets the death of our colleague Rosita Quintana, a member of our union. Our condolences to her family and friends. Rest in Peace,” he wrote.

Who was Rosita Quintana?

Trajectory  Rosita Quintana, whose real name was Trinidad Rosa Quintana Muñoz, was a prominent figure of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. The actress, singer, and songwriter was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 16, 1925.

Since she was a child, she showed interest in the world of singing and acting, a passion supported by her grandmother, Carmen Alonso, who was a tango interpreter.

Her big break would come when the Mexican singer Jorge Negrete, an admirer of Rosita Quintana’s enormous talent, invited her to travel to Mexico to continue her career. In 1947, the singer began to perform at the El Patio nightclub. Although, her artistic debut was at the age of 15 in La Orquesta de Los Hermanos Caro.

According to the Ministry of Culture, Rosita participated in 19 Mexican films between 1948 and 1960. Among them are titles such as Ahí come los Mendoza (1948); Young zucchini (1949), alongside actors of the stature of Tin Tan and Amalia Aguilar; Susana (1951), directed by Luis Buñuel; and the thousand loves (1954), with Pedro Infante.

In 2005 she returned to the cinema with the film Club Euthanasia, Directed by Agustín Tapia. As a singer, she is remembered mainly in the tango and bolero genres, with songs like Bendita mentira, as well as Mexican and international songs.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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