Mexican Film Legend Columba Dominguez Dies at 85

1:17 PM PST 08/14/2014 by John Hecht
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Columba Dominguez in "Pueblerina"

She worked under surrealist great Luis Bunuel

MEXICO CITY — Mexican actress Columba Dominguez, who worked with director Luis Bunuel during Mexico's golden age of cinema, died at 85 on Wednesday of unknown causes.

Dominguez, recipient of a lifetime achievement award at Mexico's Ariel Awards ceremony last year, appeared in more than 60 films and TV series throughout a career that spanned six decades. She is best known for the lead role in the Bunuel drama The River and Death and for Pueblerina, a romantic drama from renowned writer-director Emilio Fernandez

Dominguez's nephew Giuliano Molina, who made the announcement of the death via Twitter, posted a picture Wednesday of his aunt and Fernandez having drinks with Marilyn Monroe.

Dominguez was a second cousin of Babel screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga.

The film academy here said in a statement that Mexican cinema has lost one of its great icons.

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