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Aida Luz

Actress

Argentinean thesp Aida Luz died May 25 in Buenos Aires. She was 89.

Born Aida da Lus, she made her start in her native Buenos Aires as a tango singer and radio actress before moving into film, theater and TV.

Over her 70-year career, she starred in 40 films, earning a reputation for natural flare in her performances. She worked under some of the country’s best-known directors like Hugo del Carril, Leopoldo Torres Rios and Jose Martinez Suarez in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Argentina’s most productive years for film. She headlined pics like “El crack” (The Crack) and “La honra de los hombres” (The Honor of Men).

Her last role was as a grandmother in the 2001 crime caper “Gallito ciego” directed by Santiago Carlos Oves (“Talking with Mom”) and headlined by Rodrigo de la Serna (“The Motorcycle Diaries”).

She is survived by her brother, the actor Jorge Luz (“India Pravile”).

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