Fanny Schiller

Fanny Schiller Hernández (3 August 1901 – 26 September 1971) was an award-winning Mexican character actress and television star, who also acted in operettas and musicals, during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. She won two Ariel Awards for best supporting actress, and was nominated for two additional films. She was a social activist, creating the Actor's Union and inspiring the creation of “Rosa Mexicano”. She was accomplished at dubbing and was the voice of many animated characters as well as the official voice of several other notable Mexican actresses.

Fanny Schiller
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Born
Fanny Schiller Hernández

(1901-08-03)3 August 1901
Mexico City, Mexico
Died26 September 1971(1971-09-26) (aged 70)
Mexico City, Mexico
NationalityMexican
Occupationactress
Years active1921–1971

BiographyEdit

Fanny Schiller Hernández[1] was born on 3 August 1901 in Mexico City, Mexico. At the age of 20,[2] she began performing in the comedy company of Rosita Arriaga touring around the country. She then worked as a dancer with José María Topete, Consuelo Vivanco, María Conesa, before joining the company of her future mother-in-law, Virginia Fábregas.[3]

She made her starring film debut in the movie El Cristo de oro (The Christ of Gold) with Manuel R. Ojeda in 1926,[4][5] but did not make another film for approximately ten years.[6] Instead, she was touring the country performing in vaudeville and comedy shows.[7] Most of her film work in the 1940s was completed in Mexico.[4] During the 1950s she worked for several periods in Hollywood.[8][9][10]

Schiller was primarily known for character acting, portraying eccentric elderly women. She received a Herald Award for her role in Los cuervos están de luto ("The Crows are in Mourning") (1965)[2] and was nominated four times for an Ariel Award. She won the Ariel Award for Best Supporting Actress twice, in 1947 and 1951.[11]

Schiller was well respected for her work at voice-overs and dubbing; Edmundo Santos, voice director of Disney's releases in Spanish,[12] was so impressed with her that he hired her to dub the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (1950.[2] She also was the voice of Snapdragon (the purple flower) in Alice in Wonderland, Aunt Sara in Lady and the Tramp, and the fairy Flora in the 1959 version of Sleeping Beauty.[1] In the 1960s she did dubbing work for Hanna-Barbera, and was the voice of Fred Flintstone's mother in the animated series.[2]

In 1955 Schiller ran for a seat in the Chamber of Deputies. This was the first time that women had been eligible to run for office in Mexico and the first time that women in Mexico would be able to participate in a national election, having won the right to vote in 1952. She was defeated, but attended the PRI Civic Day of Mexican Women on April 6, 1955, to celebrate the gains in women's rights.[13]

Shortly before her death, Schiller pushed the National Association of Actors (ANDA) to form nurseries for the children of actresses.[14] Several of her acting friends, including Socorro Avelar, Anita Blanch, Dolores del Río, Irma Dorantes, Gloria Marín, Carmen Montejo, Silvia Pinal, and Amparo Rivelles joined to form a group called 'Rosa Mexicano'.[15][16] The idea was that by establishing a nursery, actresses could continue working, and by establishing a Montessori education system, their children would receive a strong educational foundation. After operating in temporary spaces, the first stones for the formal location were laid on 30 April 1972, shortly after her death.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Schiller came from a family of actors, and her mother was an actress. She married actor Manuel Sánchez-Navarro (1892-1969), son of actress Virginia Fábregas (1871–1950). Their son was actor Manolo Fábregas (1921-1996)[18] and two of Manolo's children are also actors—Mónica Sánchez-Navarro and Rafael Sánchez-Navarro. Schiller died on 26 September 1971 in Mexico City.[19]

Awards and nominationsEdit

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1952 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson Episode: "Short Story"
1957 Captain David Grief Mama Gideaux "Distress Signal" (Season 1, Episode 13)
1958 Más allá de la angustia
1959 Puerta de suspenso
1959 Teresa Eulalia
1960 Pensión de mujeres
1963 Tres caras de mujer
1963 Mi mujer y yo
1963 Madres egoístas
1963 Las modelos
1964 Cumbres Borrascosas
1965 Un grito en la obscuridad
1965 La impostora
1965 Alma de mi alma
1966 El despertar
1966 Cristina Guzmán
1966 Corazón salvaje
1967 Un pobre hombre
1967 Engáñame
1968 Pasión gitana
1968 Águeda
1969 No creo en los hombres Asunción
1970 La sonrisa del diablo Toña
1970 El precio de un hombre
1971 Velo de novia

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1926 El Cristo de oro[4]
1935 Heroic Silence[6] Modista
1935 Rosario
1937 No te engañes corazón Refugio Uncredited
1937 La paloma Matilde
1939 Una luz en mi camino Sra. Bonato
1940 Herencia macabra Matilde
1941 Liga de las canciones
1942 Del rancho a la capital Doña Consuelo de Rodríguez
1942 Alejandra Rita
1942 Historia de un gran amor Mesonera Uncredited
1942 La virgen que forjó una patria Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez
1943 Santa Elvira Gómez
1943 Cuando habla el corazón Doña Rosa
1944 La guerra de los pasteles Tía Marietta
1944 La corte de faraón Viuda
1944 El rosario Duquesa
1944 The Lieutenant Nun Doña Úrsula
1944 Mi lupe y mi caballo
1944 El abanico de Lady Windermere Duquesa
1944 Amores de ayer
1944 El rey se divierte
1944 Escándalo de estrellas Paloma
1945 Las abandonadas Ninón
1945 Tuya en cuerpo y alma Deborah
1945 Nosotros
1945 Club verde
1945 Flor de durazno Doña Encarnación
1945 Canaima Gallineta
1945 El monje blanco
1945 Lo que va de ayer a hoy
1945 He Who Died of Love Tía Rita
1945 La casa de la zorra Invitada a fiesta
1946 Cantaclaro Doña Nico
1946 Palabras de mujer Doña María, mamá de Fernando
1946 La viuda celosa
1946 Bailando en las nubes
1946 Tú eres la luz
1946 Sinfonía de una vida
1946 Por un amor
1946 Las Colegialas Leondina
1946 Ramona
1946 El último amor de Goya
1946 Los maridos engañan de 7 a 9
1946 Pervertida
1946 Mujer contra mujer
1947 A media luz Fru-Fru
1947 El tigre de Jalisco Tía de Mary, turista
1947 Encadenada (El yugo) Doña Julia
1948 Adventures of Casanova Woman who complains in crowd Uncredited
1948 María la O
1948 La hermana impura
1948 La sin ventura
1948 Que Dios me perdone Olga
1948 Señora tentación Lupe, tia de Blanca
1948 Algo flota sobre el agua María Justina
1948 ¡Ay, Palillo, no te rajes! Tía Isadora
1948 El gallero Isabel
1949 Salón México Señorita prefecta
1949 Pobres, pero sinvergüenzas Señora
1949 Secreto entre mujeres Tía Laura
1949 Bamba Doña Ofelia de Cacho
1949 Opio
1949 La panchita Doña Martinita
1949 Las tandas del principal Doña Romualda
1949 Nosotros los rateros
1949 Las puertas del presidio Madre de Martin
1950 Duelo en las montañas Madre de Esperanza
1950 La negra Angustias
1950 Lluvia roja Tía de Elisa
1950 La dama del alba Aurelia
1950 Guardián, el perro salvador
1950 La mujer que yo amé Magdalena, madre de Rosita
1950 De Tequila, su mezcal
1950 Donde nacen los pobres
1950 Curvas peligrosas Madre de Esperanza
1950 Pata de palo Señora de casade citas
1951 Una gringuita en México Tia Rosa
1951 Crimen y castigo Mamá de Ramón
1951 ¡Baile mi rey! Madame
1951 We Maids Mamá de Teresa
1951 Salon de Belleza Doña Susana
1952 El beisbolista fenómeno Doña Justa Carmona
1952 Cuando los hijos pecan
1952 Sangre en el barrio Doña Beatriz
1952 La loca Señora González de la Cueva
1952 Angélica Madre de Arturo
1952 Por ellas aunque mal paguen Doña Victoria
1952 El enamorado Anfitriona fiesta
1953 Fruto de tentación Señorita directora
1953 Sombrero Doña Fela
1953 Doña Mariquita de mi corazón Doña Micaela
1954 La infame Victoria
1954 Lágrimas robadas
1954 Cantando nace el amor Doña Ninfa
1954 El casto Susano Doña Virtudes
1954 Mulata Doña Rosario
1954 La sobrina del señor cura Doña Dolores
1954 Cuidado con el amor Isabel
1955 Pecado mortal Flora
1955 Historia de un abrigo de mink Sofía, madre de Camila
1955 Maternidad imposible
1955 A Life in the Balance Carmen Martínez
1955 Las engañadas Doña Carlota
1955 Padre contra hijo Tía Domitila
1955 The Treasure of Pancho Villa Laria Morales
1956 Locura pasional Doña Jacinta, mamá de Mabel
1956 Enemigos Doña Lupe
1956 A Woman's Devotion Señora Reidl
1956 Juventud desenfrenada Doña Mercedes
1957 Pablo and Carolina Señora Cirol
1957 The Black Scorpion Florentina
1958 Tu hijo debe nacer Enfermera
1958 The Boxer Madrastra de Carmen
1958 El Zorro escarlata en la venganza del ahorcado
1959 El Zorro Escarlata La Bruja
1959 La mujer y la bestia La Mariposa
1959 The Life of Agustín Lara Estrella
1959 Kermesse Doña Cruz
1959 El zarco
1959 El regreso del monstruo La bruja / Doña Rebeca
1959 Felicidad
1959 Escuela de verano Señorita Rosario
1959 Una señora movida Lola
1960 Poker de reinas
1960 Por ti aprendí a querer
1960 Chucho el Roto
1960 Black Skull Esposa de Remigio
1961 El proceso de las señoritas Vivanco Doña Conchita
1961 El pandillero Madame Helene
1961 Mujeres engañadas Doña Rita
1961 Aventuras de Chucho el Roto
1961 Los jóvenes Carmelita, Madre de 'El Gato
1961 La captura de Chucho el Roto
1962 Genii of Darkness Rebecca, the witch
1962 El malvado Carabel Modista
1962 The Hooded Men from Hell as herself
1962 La entrega de Chucho el Roto
1962 Cielo rojo
1962 La venganza del resucitado as herself
1962 El muchacho de Durango Doña Manuela
1962 La barranca sangrienta Doña Blanca
1962 La emboscada mortal
1962 El tejedor de milagros
1963 Alias El Alacrán Doña Manuela
1963 La risa de la ciudad
1963 Jugándose la vida Graciela
1963 México de mis recuerdos Tia Gertrudis
1963 Baila mi amor
1963 El norteño
1965 Love Has Many Faces Maria
1965 Los cuervos están de luto Doña Enedina
1966 El cachorro
1966 El temerario
1967 La muerte es puntual
1967 Domingo salvaje
1967 Los alegres Aguilares Tía Natalia
1967 Arrullo de Dios La bruja
1968 Sor Ye-yé Mamá de Juan
1968 María Isabel Manuela
1969 No se mande, profe Headmistress
1969 No juzgarás a tus padres
1969 La maestra inolvidable Teódula
1970 Estafa de amor
1970 Crónica de un cobarde
1970 Rubí Toña - nana
1970 Las figuras de arena
1971 The Fearmaker
1971 Dos mujeres y un hombre as herself

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