Antonia Rey Biography (1927-)

Born Antonia Francesch, October 12, 1927, in Havana, Cuba; daughter of Antonio (a dentist) and Emilia (a nurse; maiden name, Rangel) Francesch; married Andres Castro (a director), December 17, 1958.

Birth Details
October 12, 1927
Havana, Cuba

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Mrs. Amador, Coogan's Bluff, 1968
  • Mrs. Cruz, Popi, 1969
  • Concha, Doc, 1971
  • Waitress, Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name? (also known as Death of a Hooker), 1971
  • Modesta, To Find a Man, 1972
  • Mrs. Rosiello, The Lords of Flatbush, 1974
  • Pearl, The Money, 1975
  • Danitza Giorgio, King of the Gypsies, 1978
  • Berger's mother, Hair, 1979
  • Carmelita, Boardwalk, 1979
  • Estancia, The Changeling (also known as L'Enfant du Diable), 1980
  • Spanish woman, The Clairvoyant (also known as The Killing Hour), 1982
  • Counter woman at McDonald's, Moscow on the Hudson, 1984
  • Puerto Rican nurse, Garbo Talks, 1984
  • Flora, Beat Street, 1984
  • Aunt Sadie, Wise Guys, 1986
  • Clara, Forever, Lulu! (also known as Crazy Streets), 1986
  • Bandana's mother, Spike of Bensonhurst (also known as ThrowBack!), 1988
  • Market woman, White Hot (also known as Crack in the Mirror), 1989
  • Woman on subway, Jacob's Ladder (also known as Dante'sInferno), 1990
  • Soledad, True Colors, 1991
  • La Mama, I Was on Mars, 1991
  • Jesus's mother, Chain of Desire, 1992
  • Fortune teller, Only You (also known as Him and Just inTime), 1994
  • Gypsy woman, It Runs in the Family (also known as My Summer Story), 1994
  • Grandmother, Tarantella, 1995
  • Made Men, 1996
  • Josephina Zito, Kiss Me, Guido, Paramount, 1997
  • Mrs. Ochoa, The Object of My Affection, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Tenant, Gloria, Columbia, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Mrs. Profaci, Honor Thy Father, 1973
  • Rita Alvarez, The Marcus-Nelson Murders (also known as Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders), 1973
  • Mrs. Terranova, Siege, 1978
  • Lucy, The Last Tenant, 1978
  • Grandma Perez, The Gentleman Bandit (also known as The Bandit Priest), 1981
  • Mrs. Gomez, Dream House, 1981
  • Out of the Darkness, 1985
  • Episodic
  • Naked City, 1962
  • Mrs. Samaras, "New York News," New York News, CBS, 1995
  • Other Television Appearances
  • The Secret Storm (series), 1954
  • Emma, Rappaccini's Daughter, PBS, 1980
  • Taxi driver, One More Try (special), 1982
  • CityKids (special), ABC, 1993
  • Also appeared as Sophie, Ladies in Waiting, PBS.
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Numancia Cervantes, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, 1948
  • (New York debut) Lupa, Bajour, Shubert Theatre, 1964
  • New York 1937, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • The Rose Tattoo, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1995
  • Appeared as Mrs. Murino, 42 Seconds from Broadway, as Lucia, Mike Downstairs, and as a Mexican woman, A Streetcar Named Desire, all Broadway productions; as Madrecita, Camino Real, Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City; as prisoner, Poets from the Inside, and as Mamita, The Wonderful Year, both Public Theatre, New York City; as Fula Lopez, In the Summer House, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City; as Maria, Back Bog Beast, American Place Theatre; as mother, Blood Wedding, INTAR Theatre, New York City; as Ranevsky, The Cherry Orchard, in The Importance of Being Earnest, and as Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Warren's Profession, all Westside Repertory Theatre, New York City.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared on tours of The Rose Tattoo and A Streetcar Named Desire, both U.S. cities.

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