Dolores del Río

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Birth Name: María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López-Negrete

Date of Birth: August 3, 1905

Place of Birth: Durango City, Durango, Mexico

Date of Death: April 11, 1983

Place of Death: Newport Beach, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish, possibly other]

Dolores del Río was a Mexican and American actress. She was born in Durango City, Durango, Mexico, and began her career in American films in the 1920s.

Dolores was the daughter of Antonia (López-Negrete) and Jesus Leonardo Asúnsolo Jacques. On her father’s side, she was a cousin of sculptor Ignacio Asúnsolo and social activist María Asúnsolo. On her mother’s side, she was a cousin of film director and screenwriter Julio Bracho and actors Ramón Novarro and Andrea Palma.

Dolores’s paternal grandfather was Juan Manuel Asúnsolo Saqui (the son of Juan Manuel Asúnsolo Alcalde and Francisca Saqui Terán). Dolores’s great-grandfather Juan was the son of Juan Manuel Asúnsolo Llantada and Joaquina Alcalde Sáenz de Ontiveros. Francisca was the daughter of José Saqui and Dominga Terán.

Dolores’s paternal grandmother was Beatriz Jaques Maceyra (the daughter of Antonio Jaques Bermúdez and Carlota Maceyra Ortiz). Antonio was the son of Anastacio Jaques and Guadalupe Bermúdez. Carlota was the daughter of Gerónimo Maceyra Rodríguez and María Eligia Ortiz Samaniego.

Dolores’s maternal grandfather was Felipe López Negrete Manzanera (the son of Felipe Santiago López Negrete Sáinz and María Antonia Sánchez Manzanera Salas). Dolores’s great-grandfather Felipe was born in Villasante, Burgos, Castilla y León, Spain, the son of Baltasar López Negrete Sáinz and María Gabriela Sáinz-Terrones Mena-Ortiz. Dolores’s great-grandmother María Antonia was the daughter of Leandro Sánchez-Manzanera Ponce de León and María Nicolasa Salas Huertas.

Dolores’s maternal grandmother was Josefa López Negrete Hernández (the daughter of Pedro López Negrete Rosas and Luisa Hernández Arrieta). Pedro was the son of Agustín Rufo López Negrete Sáinz and María Josefa Rosas Barragán. Luisa was the daughter of Rafael Hernández Ibargüen and María Antonia Arrieta Magallanes.

Source: Genealogy of Dolores del Río –


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