Biography of Mary Carrillo Moreno (1919-2009)

Spanish actress, born on 14 October in Toledo, whose real name is María. He died in Madrid on July 31, 2009, at the age of 89.

When he was only ten years old his family moved to Barcelona, where he played his first role in the work of Galdós Marianela. Already in a professional manner, she made her debut in 1936 with the company of Hortensia Gelabert comedies with the work the oath of the exquisite, of Pilar Millán Astray; that same year joined the company of Pepita Díaz to represent our Natacha and, in 1937, was in South America with the work prohibited suicidarse en primavera, also of Alejandro Casona. In 1940 passed to the formation of María Bassó and Nicolás Navarro, and shortly afterwards to that of María Guerrero, with the gown of the Queen, the Holy brotherhood and La santa virreina. That same year he participated in the filming of Marianela, film why Spain was awarded at the Venice Biennale's cinema, and Mary got the prize of the national syndicate of spectacle, which allowed him to film later El pisito and nine letters to Berta.

He continued to work in the theatre under the direction of José Tamayo, in the company of the Spanish Theatre, with Lark works and who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? and some others of Jacinto Benavente, like snow in may, that this author wrote especially for her. During this period (1960-1961) worked in numerous works: Tamayo made the destruction of Sagunto and dialogues of the Carmelites (1954); with Paco Rabal, in Paris, put on the stage life is a dream; with her husband Diego Hurtado played in Switzerland Don Juan Tenorio (1960); in the theatre Lara of Madrid represented with the company of Conrad white Aurelia and its men, Alfonso Paso, and at the teatro Recoletos, also of Madrid, the embustera, of Diego and miss that painted a screen, José Montoto of Flores.

Then he became Madrid's teatro Valle-Inclán the work history of the tarantos, Alfredo Mañas, and death takes a step back, Horacio Ruiz de la Fuente; until 1980 he not returned to tables, with the old lady of the paradise, Antonio Gala.In 1984 they shared poster next to Concha Velascoin a work by the American author Marsha Norman, which had obtained the Pulitzer Prize in 1983, is it entitled Goodnight mother, and both actresses earned him the prize of the audience and critics. In 1989 she played surprises with his daughters, the sisters Hurtado, and work by Alejandro Casona, the House of the seven balconies, again under the direction of Angel García Moreno, who had already conducted it in Goodnight mother. In 1994 participated in the work time of visit, of José Luis Alonso de Santos, together with his daughter Teresa.

Throughout his extensive career, Mary Carrillo has garnered countless awards, mentions and awards; He has been national prize for Theatre (1949 and 1961), Gold Medal of the Círculo de Bellas Artes (1948 and 1982), Gold Medal of Valladolid (1955), prize Carabelle of Paris (1956), prize of the Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos (1959), the critics of Barcelona (1963), Theatre Prize award of Avilés (1964), award Yorik (1966) and prize waves (1969); In addition, it has been awarded prize of theater Miguel Mihura (1990) in recognition of his professional career. In 1995, shortly after having announced its withdrawal from the tables by own choice, he was granted the award Ercilla de Teatro, shared with Concha Velasco; also in that year the city of Madrid gave the gold medal to the artistic merit of the city of Madrid. His last appearance on stage was in the works last visit, directed by José Luis Alonso de Santos.

Mary Carrillo has also made inroads into the world of painting - exhibited at the 84 in Madrid - and has published a book entitled stories and memories (1995).