The beloved first actress, writer and director Carmen Montejo, winner of the Silver Goddess and other several awards for her films, died Monday at age 87-years-old. Due to “diabetes and respiratory problems,” according to her daughter Mary Gonzalez Angels.
Her only daughter said to the program “ Ventaneando” her mother told her she love her, recommended her to take care, and that she loved Mexican people and that she was happy to be with god.
She also said that her mom ask her to take care of her family and help them, keep going because she will always be with them. De Los Angeles Gonzalez said she would pay tribute to her mother at the “Palacio de Bellas Artes” and that on the future she would like to right a book about the legacy of Doña Carmen.
The body of the actress will be veiled in a funeral home located on Sullivan Street, in this City of Mexico, where she died of respiratory failure during her sleep, according to the nurses that tock care of her for months. The latter explained that Doña Carmen suffered fatigue due to condition affecting her. She was a cautious woman, since eight years ago bought his coffin and revamped the family crypt where rest his remains, said her grandson Jesus Radames.
“Although I’m living, I can tell you I do not care to think about death, nor be proactive, I have show tomorrow in Chiapas and as the saying goes, the show must go on.”
A couple of years Carmen Montejo was diagnosed with breast cancer which fortunately won, but it did predict that the end would come, so he bought a place in the Pantheon Garden, even before she died commanded put name.
During the same program, it was mentioned that the actress Laura Zapata was with relatives of Carmen Montejo before parting with the body to the funeral home. Zapata expected yield new account tribute to Carmen Montejo in the framework of the play “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Marigolds” (on 19 October 2012 paid tribute), work the actress starred in 1975 under the direction of Nancy Contreras.
Meanwhile, the actress Silvia Pinal, general secretary of the National Association of Actors (ANDA) will honor him in theater Jorge Negrete.
Carmen Montejo (born María Teresa Sánchez González; May 26, 1925 – February 25, 2013) was a Mexican actress oftelenovelas, stage and the Golden age of the cinema of Mexico. She started her career in radio as a child in Cuba in a show titled Abuelita Cata transmitted on CMOX. While still in Cuba she was nicknamed “Muñeca” Sánchez. After arriving in Mexico she obtained a job in radio claiming to be a famous star in Cuba with a role in the radionovela El diario de Susana Galván. In 1943 she obtained a role in the film Resurrección directed by Gilberto Martínez Solares and then Chano Ureta who changed her professional name to “Carmen Montejo” when she told him she lived across the Hotel Montejo. In television she has performed roles in many telenovelas as well as the sitcom Tres Generaciones with Angélica María and Sasha Sokol in the 1980s.
For her work in television, films and theatre, Montejo was inducted into the Paseo de las Luminarias. Carmen Montejo died on February 25, 2013, in Mexico City.