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Lola Beltrán

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Lola Beltrán (born María Lucila Beltrán Ruiz, 1932-1996, was one of the greatest Mexican ranchera singers, nicknamed Lola la Grande (“Lola the Great”).

In her native town of Rosario, Sinaloa, Beltrán completed her secretarial studies while she participated in many singing competitions. She then moved to Mexico City where she was discovered while working at the radio station XEW, and never went back to Rosario again.

She married Alfredo Leal, a matador and film actor, and with him had two children: María Elena Leal, who is also a singer, and José Leal. She entered the world of film in 1954 starring in El tesoro de la muerte. After participating in dozens of films, most of them musicals, she obtained a role in the telenovela Mi rival with Saby Kamalich. In 1976 and 1984 she hosted the musical shows Noches tapatías and El estudio de Lola Beltrán respectively.

Beltrán is still considered with Lucha Reyes the most successful ranchera-music singer of all time. She was the first ranchera singer to perform at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. She also performed at the Olympia music hall in Paris, the Tchaikovsky Hall of Moscow and the Conservatory of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in the former Soviet Union.

Soon after recording Disco del Siglo with Lucha Villa and Amalia Mendoza “La Tariácuri” (produced by Juan Gabriel) she died of a massive pulmonary embolism at the Ángeles hospital of Mexico City.

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  • SixShooterSam

    happy cinco

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • siesiesierra

    Boquita dislocada.

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • faiadcaio

    Conheci no filme do Almodóvar "Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque De Nervios".

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • rtms1988

    I love to sing this song and don't spell very well the words, I have so much fun with this song! And sure another to laugh with this song because I remember of Mujeres Al Borde de Un Ataque de Nervios, such a great, great movie! I love it! XDD

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • strajnic

    La Grande!

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • caueallright

    Sou infeliz, porque sei que não me quer! para que mais insistir?

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Mokami

    omg great

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • aykutalp

    Echad un vistazo a mi nuevo grupo: Barco Blanco

    11 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Goofyfon

    Exelent

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • preddytor

    vive feliz en tu mundo de ilusiones... no pienses más en tus traiciones, soy infeliz porque se que no me quieres, para qué más insistir?

    18 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Frumka

    Soy infeliz es muy sensible y emocional. Excelente!

    2 Dec 2007 Reply

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