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The National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico paid tribute to the first Cuban-born Mexican actress Carmen Montejo, who died at age 87.

The multi awarded movies actress, whose real name was María Teresa Sánchez González was born in the Cuban western province of Pinar del Rio, on May 26, 1925.

Montejo began its first steps in the Cuban theater and traveled to Mexico in December 1942, where she assumed various roles in over 70 films and 30 soup operas.

Winner of the Silver Goddess for her performance in The Prophet Mimi, along with several Mexican film awards Ariel of her outstanding career, are part of the artistic endorsement of Carmen Montejo, considered one of the greatest exponents of the so-called Golden Age of the radio and cinema in Mexico, according to the National Actors Association in Mexico.

The star of movies like Cuna de Lobos (Cradle of Wolves) (1987), Doña Macabra (Ms. Macabre) (1971) and ¿Qué te ha dado esa mujer? (What gave you that woman?) (1951), shared stage with stars like Pedro Infante, Blanca Estela Pavón, Luis Aguilar, Rosita Arenas, Dolores del Rio and Lucia Mendez, among others.

She was recently honored by the cast of El Efecto de los rayos Gamma (The Effect of Gamma Rays), a work in which she acted for many years with Laura Zapata, but health problems prevented her from attending.

The actress was reported since December with respiratory complications.

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