as Argumentative Dancer in the movie Out Where the Stars Begin

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Real name is Armida Vendrell
Was born at 29 May 1911 in Sonora, Mexico . Died at 23 October 1989, Victorville, California, USA (heart attack)

Tiny, emotive Latino beauty who was 'discovered' singing and dancing inan act with her two sisters at the Los Angeles Hidalgo theatre. Vaudeville impressario 'Gus Edwards (I)' recognised her talent andtook her under his wing. She soon appeared on the circuit in noveltynumbers and vaudeville skits, while at the same time being groomed forHollywood. She performed two typically Mexican numbers in her firstscreen appearance: Mexicana (1929) , which also featured'Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra' .

Her vivaciousness and fiery temperament so impressed'John Barrymore (I)' , that he cast her to appear with him as thegypsy dancer Fidelia in General Crack (1930) . Eighteen-year oldArmida was then offered a five-year contract with Warner Brothers Whichhad to be ratified in court, with her father Joaquin Vendrell (aSpanish-born magician, calling himself Arnold the Great) acting asguardian. For the remainder of her career in films, Armida was usuallycast as 'specialty dancer' in south-of-the-border westerns and minorromances. While her singing and dancing kept her busy in films, it didnot lead her becoming another 'Lupe Velez' . One of her few leadingroles was in The Girl from Monterrey (1943) .

Armida's onenotable appearance on Broadway was in 'Nina Rosa' (1930-31), a'Sigmund Romberg' /'Otto A. Harbach' musical which ran for 137performances. .

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There is the list of movies, where Armida was taked part:
1 Out Where the Stars Begin movie Out Where the Stars Begin 1938 as Argumentative Dancer
2 Always in My Heart movie Always in My Heart 1942 as Lolita
3 Bad Men of the Border movie Bad Men of the Border 1945 as Dolores Mendoza
4 Border Cafe movie Border Cafe 1937 as Dominga
5 Border Romance movie Border Romance 1929 as Conchita Cortez
6 Bullets and Ballads movie Bullets and Ballads 1940 as Armida
7 Congo Bill movie Congo Bill 1948 as Zalea
8 Cuban Madness movie Cuban Madness 1946 as Armida
9 Fiesta movie Fiesta 1941 as Cuca
10 General Crack movie General Crack 1930 as Fidelia
11 Gus Van and His Neighbors movie Gus Van and His Neighbors 1934 as Herself
12 Here Comes Kelly movie Here Comes Kelly 1943 as Mlle. Babette
13 Jungle Goddess movie Jungle Goddess 1948 as Wanama
14 La Conga Nights movie La Conga Nights 1940 as Carlotta De Vera
15 Machine Gun Mama movie Machine Gun Mama 1944 as Nita Cordoba
16 Melody Parade movie Melody Parade 1943 as Armida
17 Mexicana movie Mexicana 1929 as Armida
18 Nick Kennys Radio Thrills No. 2 movie Nick Kennys Radio Thrills No. 2 1933 as Armida, Mexican Girl
19 On the Border movie On the Border 1930 as Pepita
20 Patio Serenade movie Patio Serenade 1938 as Armida
21 Playing for Fun movie Playing for Fun 1936 as Herself - Dancer
22 Rhythm Inn movie Rhythm Inn 1951 as Specialty Dancer
23 Rootin Tootin Rhythm movie Rootin Tootin Rhythm 1937 as Rosa Montero
24 See, See, Senorita movie See, See, Senorita 1935 as Spanish Singer/Dancer
25 South of Tahiti movie South of Tahiti 1941 as Tutara
26 South of the Rio Grande movie South of the Rio Grande 1945 as Pepita
27 The Gay Amigo movie The Gay Amigo 1949 as Rosita
28 The Girl from Monterrey movie The Girl from Monterrey 1943 as Lita Valdez
29 The Marines Are Coming movie The Marines Are Coming 1934 as Rosita Hernández Consuelo Ibera y Buenaventura
30 The Peanut Vendor movie The Peanut Vendor 1933 as Spanish Dancer
31 The Show of Shows movie The Show of Shows 1929 as Performer in 'Meet My Sister' Number
32 The Voice of Hollywood No. 5 movie The Voice of Hollywood No. 5 1930 as Herself
33 Under a Texas Moon movie Under a Texas Moon 1930 as Dolores
34 Under the Pampas Moon movie Under the Pampas Moon 1935 as Rosa
35 Wings of Adventure movie Wings of Adventure 1930 as Maria Valdez
36 This Is Your Life movie This Is Your Life 1952 as Herself
37 This Is Your Life movie This Is Your Life 1955 as Herself
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