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Also Known As: Artis Leon Ivey Jr., Artis Ivey (Coolio) Died:
Born: August 1, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Compton, California, USA Profession: actor, rapper

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Easily one of the most beautiful women of her era and one of the most gorgeous people ever to make it to the ranks of film stardom. Del Rio's career in the 1920s and 30s unfortunately suffered from too many exotic, two-dimensional roles designed with Hollywood's cliched ideas of ethnic minorities in mind. Her best-remembered film from this period is "Flying Down to Rio" (1933), which partnered Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for the first time. One of her more interesting parts was her last American lead, in "Journey Into Fear" (1942), set up by and co-starring Del Rio's then paramour, Orson Welles. It took a return to the stage and screen in her native Mexico (where she won that country's equivalent of a Best Actress Oscar four times and was lauded as "the first lady of Mexican theater") and later Hollywood character parts (e.g., in John Ford's "The Fugitive" 1947 and his "Cheyenne Autumn" 1964) for her talent to be fully displayed.

Easily one of the most beautiful women of her era and one of the most gorgeous people ever to make it to the ranks of film stardom. Del Rio's career in the 1920s and 30s unfortunately suffered from too many exotic, two-dimensional roles designed with Hollywood's cliched ideas of ethnic minorities in mind. Her best-remembered film from this period is "Flying Down to Rio" (1933), which partnered Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for the first time. One of her more interesting parts was her last American lead, in "Journey Into Fear" (1942), set up by and co-starring Del Rio's then paramour, Orson Welles. It took a return to the stage and screen in her native Mexico (where she won that country's equivalent of a Best Actress Oscar four times and was lauded as "the first lady of Mexican theater") and later Hollywood character parts (e.g., in John Ford's "The Fugitive" 1947 and his "Cheyenne Autumn" 1964) for her talent to be fully displayed.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
3.
 Pterodactyl (2005)
4.
 Red Water (2004) Ice
5.
 Get Over It (2001)
6.
 In Pursuit (2001)
7.
 Submerged (2000)
8.
 Convent, The (2000) Officer Starkey
9.
 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th (2000) The Administration Formerly Known As The Principal
10.
 Judgment Day (1999) Luther
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wife:
Josefa Salinas-Ivey. Married on September 27, 1997; born c. 1961.

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father:
Artis L Ivey. Carpenter.
mother:
Jackie Ivey. Factory worker.

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