Armida (Armida Vendrell)
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Tiny, emotive Latino beauty who was 'discovered' singing and dancing in an act with her two sisters at the Los Angeles Hidalgo theatre. Vaudeville impressario Gus Edwards recognised her talent and took her under his wing. She soon appeared on the circuit in novelty numbers and vaudeville skits, while at the same time being groomed for Hollywood. She performed two typically Mexican numbers in her first screen appearance:Mexicana (1929), which also featured Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra. Read more...