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 Rocío Jurado

Rocío Jurado

Birth
Chipiona, Provincia de Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Death 1 Jun 2006 (aged 61)
Alcobendas, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Burial Cádiz, Provincia de Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Memorial ID 14468406 · View Source
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Singer and actress. Born María del Rocío Trinidad Mohedano Jurado in Chipiona, Cadiz, Spain, she was a legendary entertainer in Spain and Latin America whose career spanned more than four decades. A feisty Andalusian with feline eyes and flowing reddish hair, she was known affectionately as "la más grande de España" (Spain's greatest). Her powerful voice blended traditional Spanish styles of flamenco, folk and
romantic ballads. She began singing flamenco and, as her popularity soared, soon expanded to popular songs and to film. Then teamed with Spanish composer Manuel Alejandro in the 1970s resulting in the very popular songs "Si amanece...," "Lo siento, mi amor," "¿A que no te vas?" and "Sevilla mora" and bringing her popularity in South America. In her lifetime she recorded over 30 albums; appeared in nearly a dozen films, her first as a teenager in "Los Guerrilleros" (The Guerrillas); made over 80 television appearances, the last in 2005 as herself in "Rocío...siempre" (Rocio always). One of her most notable recordings was her 1990 album "Rocio de Luna Blanca" and she is also well remembered for her 1993 film "Lola Se Va A Los Puertos" (Lola Goes to the Ports). Outside of Spain her concerts included performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Madison Square Garden in New York and Beethoven Hall in Bonn, Germany, as well as in Latin America. Also performed at the White House for US President Ronald Reagan in 1985. Died from pancreatic cancer in La Moraleja, a suburb of Madrid, Spain.

Bio by: Fred Beisser


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  • Originally Created by: Fernando
  • Added: 31 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14468406
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rocío Jurado (18 Sep 1944–1 Jun 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14468406, citing Cementerio Municipal de San José, Cádiz, Provincia de Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .