Sources are reporting that actress Lupita Tovar passed away on Saturday, November 12th 2016, at her home in Los Angeles. She was 106-years-old at the time of her death. Lupita was a wonder actress who had quite the interesting career. She began her career working for FOX during the silent film era before jumping to Universal when “talkies” started being produced, even starring in the first Mexican talkie – Santa (1932). She also inadvertently started her own Hollywood dynasty, birthing Oscar Nominated actress Susan Kohner and Emmy Nominated producer Pancho Kohner and becoming grandmother to Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz, most known for their hand in producing American Pie and American Pie 2.
Tovar’s roles as an actress include bit parts in horror film The Veiled Woman (1929) and 2x Oscar Nominee Blockade (1938). She held a supporting role in murder-mystery flick The Crime Doctor’s Courage (1945) and was the lead in horror’s La Voluntad Del Muerto (1930). She is perhaps most known for playing the female lead as Eva in the Spanish film adaption of Dracula in 1931. Her last stints in the horror genre were providing commentary to documentaries Universal Horror and The Road to Dracula in 1998 and 1999. Her full bio is available here.
All of us here at HorrorSociety.com send our condolences to her family, friends and fans. What a truly noteworthy actress and woman!
R.I.P. Lupita Tovar
July 27, 1910 – November 12, 2016