Person Details

Birthday: 1922-03-14 22:01:15

Death: 2014-09-17 22:01:15

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Montevideo - Uruguay

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Movie Involvements: 11

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

China Zorrilla (born Concepción Matilde Zorrilla de San Martín Muñoz; Montevideo, 14 March 1922 –Montevideo, 17 September 2014) was an emblematic Uruguayan theater, film, and television actress, also director, producer and writer. An immensely popular star in the Rioplatense area is often regarded as a Grand Dame of the South American theater stage. After a long career in the Uruguayan theater, Zorrilla made over 50 appearances in Argentina's film, theater and TV. Her distinguished career took off in Uruguay in the 50-60s, later she settled in Argentina where she lived for over 35 years and was popular on TV, theater, and cinema. At 90, she retired and went back to Uruguay where she died in 2014. In 2008, Zorrilla was invested Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government and in 2011, the Correo Uruguayo (the national postal service in Uruguay) released a print run of 500 commemorative postage stamps dedicated to her.

Most Famous Work

Darse cuenta
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8

Darse cuenta

(1984) Ágada
Last Days of the Victim
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7

Last Days of the Victim

(1982) Beba (Landlady)
Gasoleros
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0

Gasoleros

(1998) Matilde Arévalo de Presutti
Los Roldán
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0

Los Roldán

(2004) Mercedes Lozada
Touch the Sky
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6

Touch the Sky

(2007) Imperio
Summer of the Colt
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8

Summer of the Colt

(1991) Ana
Ship of fools
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7

Ship of fools

(1995) Dra. Marta Caminos
Ricos y Famosos
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0

Ricos y Famosos

(1997) Catalina

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2010 Mercedes
2009 Carmen
2007 Imperio
N/A
2005 Elsa
2004 Mamá
Mercedes Lozada
1998 Matilde Arévalo de Presutti
1997 Catalina
1996 Mercedes
Reina de Italia
1995 Dra. Marta Caminos
1992 Victoria IV
1991 N/A
Ana
1990 N/A
1989 N/A
1986 N/A
1985 Elvira
N/A
1984 Ágada
1982 Dolores Ortega de Zubarán
N/A
Beba (Landlady)
N/A
1975 N/A
N/A
N/A
1974 N/A
1973 Maestra de primaria
1972 N/A
N/A
1971 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1984 Story
Year Role Movie/Tv

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