Lola Flores Movies and Career Information

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Jan 21, 1923
Jerez de la Frontera

María Dolores "Lola" Flores Ruiz (21 January 1923 – 16 May 1995) was the most important Spanish singer, dancer, and actress of all times. Flores was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain. Although thought to be only part gypsy, she strongly identified with the Spanish gypsy culture. She herself said that there was a very small remote possibility of having gypsy heritage from her grandmother, but was not certain. She became a famous dancer and singer of Spanish folklore at a very young age, performing flamenco, copla or chotis and featuring in films from 1939 to 1987. Her greatest success was in folklore shows with Manolo Caracol, who was her artistic partner until 1951. In 1958 she married Antonio González (picture not available on google) el Pescaílla, a guitarist from Cataluña Spain who was Romani. She had three children: Dolores (singer and actress Lolita Flores); rock musician, singer and actor Antonio Flores; and singer and actress Rosario Flores. Lola Flores died of breast cancer in 1995, aged 72, and was interred in the Cementerio de la Almudena in Madrid. Shortly after her death, her distraught 34-year-old son, Antonio Flores, committed suicide by overdosing with

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