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The actors of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema were very successful not only nationally, but also internationally, as many of them had the opportunity to work in Europe and United States. However, there were some who rejected the opportunity to debut in hollywood.
Lilia Prado was one of the film divas who despised work in the neighboring country, as she declared that she was lazy to learn English and that she did not need those roles, since she had enough offers from important directors such as Luis Bunuel.
Who was Lilia Prado?
Leticia Lilia Amezcua Prado was born on March 30, 1928 en Sahuayo, Michoacán, but she and her family moved to Mexico City due to the Cristero movement. His beginnings in the seventh art were due to his attractiveness, because after winning a beauty contest he had the opportunity to de work as an extra in different movies.
His first major role was in the 1947 film, “The golden boat “, in which it was also Pedro Infante and René Cardona, but his most important works were those he did under the direction of Luis Bunuel in the films “Subida al cielo” (1952), “Abismos de Pasión” (1953) and “La illusión travels by tram” (1953), considered one of the best films in Mexican cinema.
Why didn’t you want to learn English?
In an interview for El Universal, the film actress revealed that Hollywood was interested in giving her different roles, but that the He refused because he was “lazy” to learn English. In addition, he announced that he even had the luxury of leaving the producer planted MGM o Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.
In his conversation in 2000, he explained that he never regretted that decision, since he had many job opportunities in the national cinema.
Lilia Prado He died on May 22, 2006 at the age of 78 due to kidney disease that was complicated by pulmonary failure and resulted in a heart attack.