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Maria Montez
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    (June 6, 1912-September 7, 1951)
    Died in Paris, France
    Birth name is Maria Africa Vidal de Santo Silas
    Nicknamed 'The Caribbean Cyclone' and 'The Queen of Technicolor'
    Appeared in 'Invisible Woman (1940),' 'That Night In Rio (1941),' and 'Siren of Atlantis (1949)'
    Died of suspected heart attack at 39
    She had a long birth name.
    She was the second of ten kids.
    Her birth year was listed as either 1912, 1917 or 1919.
    She couldn't sing, dance or act but got famous solely on beauty.
    She was divorced.
    She was typecast as the hot Latina spitfire.
    When her Hollywood career faltered, she moved to Europe with her second husband, actor Jean-Pierre Aumont.
    She learned English from listening to American songs and reading American magazines.
    She took the stage name 'Montez' in tribute to dancer Lola Montez.
    The airport in her hometown was named in her honor (1997).
    She drowned in her bathtub, succumbing to a heart attack.

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