Maria Duval (Argentine actress)

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May 23, 2022

María Mogilesky, known as María Duval, (Bahía Blanca, May 17, 1926-Buenos Aires, May 10, 2022)[1][2] was an Argentine actress, considered one of the most representative performers of Argentine cinema. of the 1940s. He made 21 films until his retirement in 1948.

Biography

She was born in Bahía Blanca on May 17, 1926. She completed her primary studies at School No. 5 and then did up to the second year of her secondary studies at the Superior School of Commerce. She gave recitals at the Rivadavia Library, interpreting verses by the writer Gabriela Mistral and Belisario Roldán, and on radio stations LU2 and LU7, until she won a reading contest that was broadcast from the Municipal Theater. With this award and accompanied by her father, she left her hometown and traveled to Buenos Aires to participate in a contest organized by the prestigious journalist Chas de Cruz to be part of the cast of Canción de crib (1941), by Gregorio Martínez Sierra.[ 3] In the same year he took part in El brother José, with Pepe Arias and Carlos Castro for Argentina Sono Film (SACI). In 1942 she filmed six films, among them her first dance, by Ernesto Arancibia, The Spring Bride, with scripts by Julio Porter, and Every home a world, with Homero Cárpena. However, some of them, like the drama The boys grow up, by Carlos Hugo Christensen, was released the following year, in 1943. Christensen also directed her in Sixteen Years (1943), for the Lumiton company. Convened by the San Miguel Studios, she starred alongside Ángel Magaña in When the orange tree blooms, directed by Alberto de Zavalía. In 1945 he led the female cast, as did Elina Colomer in the film Lost Kisses, and in 1946 he composed Ana Luisa de la Fuente in Las tres ratas, where he formed a successful trio with Amelia Bence and Mecha Ortiz: the plot recounted the difficult story of three sisters without parents.[4] She worked with Roberto Airaldi and with Narciso Ibáñez Menta as the first figure, and was compared to the American actress Deanna Durbin and artistically related to Mary Pickford for embodying young orphans on several occasions. In addition to radio and cinema, he also did theater in 1944, staging the piece No es cosa para chica, along with Osvaldo Miranda and Airaldi, which after 150 performances in Buenos Aires, began a tour of the interior and Montevideo, in Uruguay. She briefly performed in radio dramas. After playing Margarita in Milagro de amor (1946), she faced the character of Julia in La sendaobscura (1947), by Luis Moglia Barth and Olga Arévalo in La serpent de rattlesnake (1948), with Beba Bidart as a dancer. In this last title she tried to change her style as in Appointment in the Stars (1949), dying blonde and playing more sensual and carefree characters. By the end of 1947 she had become one of the most representative stars of the 1940s, and in 1948 she played one of her most important roles in the blockbuster Historia de una mala mujer as the daughter of Dolores del Río under the orders by Louis Saslavsky. She then intervened in The Strange Case of the Murdered Woman, based on a play by Álvaro de la Iglesia and Miguel Mihura, respectively. In 1948 she married wool industrialist José Grosman (December 22, 1917 – November 22, 2010), [5] [6] and soon after she retired from show business; she only did charity work for the Israelite Hospital. She was awarded the Revelation Award in 1944 by the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Argentina, and she stopped attending film festivals, although in 1981 she agreed to receive the Pathé Camera Award from the National Cinema Museum. In 1995 she received the San Gabriel Award for her career as a benchmark for comedy in the cinema. In 2001, the Cronistas de Cine also awarded her a Silver Condor award for her career and she was