Katy Jurado Overview:

Actress, Katy Jurado, was born Maria Cristina Estella Marcella Jurado de Garcia on Jan 16, 1924 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Jurado died at the age of 78 on Jul 5, 2002 in Cuernavaca, Mexico and was laid to rest in Panteon de La Paz Cemetery in Cuernavaca, Baja California, Mexico.



Although Jurado was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1954Best Supporting ActressBroken Lance (1954)Senora DevereauxNominated

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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If we have enough good times together, I’m gonna get down on my knees. I’m gonna beg that girl to marry me. -Ernest Borgnine as Marty Well, here’s something a little different than our usual Classic Movie Coincidences… Both Ethel Merman and share a birthday today,... Read full article

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By Emily on Oct 10, 2014 From The Vintage Cameo

Her name was?Mar?a Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garc?a, but to?Hollywood, she was just . She was the?first Latina woman to win a Golden Globe award?and the first to be nominated for an Oscar. Katy was a trailblazer for Latina women in the industry, but, in spite of friendships and marri... Read full article

Silver Screen Sirens:

By Art on Jan 16, 2013 From Classic Cinema Gold

, born Mar?a Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garc?a on January 16, 1924 in Mexico City, was a Mexican actress who had a successful film career both in Mexico and in Hollywood. Jurado had already established herself as an actress in Mexico in the 1940s when she came to Hollywood, becoming a... Read full article

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Katy Jurado Quotes:

Helen: You're a good-looking boy: you've big, broad shoulders. But he's a man. And it takes more than big, broad shoulders to make a man.

[Bannon admonishes an Indian woman for drinking whiskey]
Ed Bannon: It's against the law for an Indian to drink.
Nita: I drink in Spanish.

Helen: I don't understand you. No matter what you say. If Kane was my man, I'd never leave him like this. I'd get a gun. I'd fight.
Amy: Why don't you?
Helen: He is not my man. He's yours.

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Was discovered by film director Budd Boetticher in 1951, when he saw her sitting in a bullfight arena while he was in Mexico filming the film, Bullfighter and the Lady (1951). He cast her in a small part immediately, though she did not know a word of English.

Gained 22 pounds in 22 days to play the part of Annie Lightcloud in Stay Away, Joe (1968). Days before filming, she broke her foot and removed the cast prematurely, which explains her limp throughout the movie.

Paul Kohner, (husband of Lupita Tovar), was Katy Jurado's agent.

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