Lucy Gallardo

Lucy Gallardo (December 13, 1929 – August 11, 2012) was an Argentine-Mexican film, theater, and television actress and screenwriter. She was best known for her numerous roles in Mexican cinema, as well as Mexico's telenovelas.[1][2] Gallardo was the widow of the late Mexican actor, Enrique Rambal.[1]

She was born in December 13, 1929, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[1] Gallardo made her film debut in the 1949 Argentine movie, Angeles de uniforme.[2] She later moved from Argentina to Mexico to pursue her acting career.[2]

Gallardo appeared in dozens of films throughout her career.[2] She was cast in the 1962 film, The Exterminating Angel, which was directed and written by Luis Buñuel.[1] She appeared in that film opposite her husband, Enrique Rambal,[1] who died in 1971. Gallardo and Rambal also starred as a comical couple in the Capulina aviation comedy, El Mundo de los Aviones.

Her numerous telenovela roles included El Amor Tiene Cara de Mujer (Love Has a Female Face), portraying the character of Lucy Scala in the Mexican remake of an Argentine television series during the 1970s.[1][2] In addition to acting, Gallardo also worked as a screenwriter for telenovelas as well. Her recent telenovela writing credits included Cosecharás tu Siembra (You Reap What You Sow) and La Extraña Dama (Strange Lady).[2]

Gallardo's Mexican theater credits included roles in Aurelia y Sus Hombres, Los Grandes Sebastiani, and La Mujer Asesinadita.[2]

Gallardo resided in Los Angeles, California, for the last twenty-five years of her life with her daughter, actress and television host Rebeca Rambal.[1] In 1997, Gallardo starred in the radio drama, La Historia de Quien Soy (The Story of Who I Am), created by the Family Theater Productions' Voz Latina division.[1][2] Gallardo portrayed the family matriarch in the production, which is believed to be the first Spanish-language radio show produced in Los Angeles specifically for Hispanics living in the city.[1][2]

Gallardo co-starred in the 2005 American film, How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, with America Ferrera and Elizabeth Peña.[1]

Lucy Gallardo died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on August 11, 2012, at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 82.[2] She was survived by her daughter, Rebeca Rambal.[2]


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