García, Sara (1895–1980)

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García, Sara (1895–1980)

Sara García (b. 8 September 1895; d. 21 November 1980), Mexican actress. García began her acting career on the stage in 1913. She made her cinematic debut in 1933 in the film El pulpo humano and went on to star in over 300 films. Noted for her work as a leading lady, in Los tres García (1936) she was cast in the role of the grandmother; from that moment on, García was the film world's perpetual abuelita. In 1970 she parodied her familiar screen role in Luis Alcoriza's Mecánica nacional. She is regarded as a national treasure and a leading member of the Mexican cinema.

See alsoCiniema: From the Silent Film to 1990 .


Luis Reyes De La Maza, El cine sonoro en México (1973).

E. Bradford Burns, Latin American Cinema: Film and History (1975).

Carl J. Mora, Mexican Cinema: Reflections of a Society: 1896–1980 (1982).

John King, Magical Reels: A History of Cinema in Latin America (1990).

Additional Bibliography

Hershfield, Joanne, and David Maciel. Mexico's Cinema: A Century of Film and Filmmakers. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1999.

Muñoz Castillo, Fernando. Sara García. México: Clío, 1998.

                                          David Maciel

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