Janet Alcoriza

Janet Alcoriza (born Janet Riesenfeld, January 4, 1918 – November 12, 1998), also known as Raquel Rojas, was an American screenwriter and actress of Austrian and Scotch-Irish descent who spent most of her career in Mexico.[1][2] She contributed to more than 50 films from 1945 to 1987, and early in her career was associated with Luis Buñuel.

Janet Alcoriza
Born
Janet Riesenfeld

(1918-01-04)January 4, 1918
New York City, United States
DiedNovember 12, 1998(1998-11-12) (aged 80)
Other namesRaquel Rojas, Janet Gaye, Raquel Alcoriza
OccupationScreenwriter, actress
Years active1945–1987
Spouse(s)Luis Alcoriza
Parent(s)Hugo Riesenfeld

BiographyEdit

Her father, Vienna-born composer Hugo Riesenfeld, emigrated to the United States in 1907, where he met and married Mabel Dunning.[3] The couple had Janet in 1918 in New York City.[4]

When she was a girl, she fell in love with acting when she observed performances at the theater her father operated.[5] She took lessons from her father's dancing teacher, and she later spent time in Mexico and Spain, which aided her in becoming fluent in Spanish.[5] She later wrote about her experiences in Spain (which was at war at the time) in an autobiographical book.[6]

Janet was married to Mexican screenwriter and director Luis Alcoriza.

Selected filmographyEdit

As screenwriter:

As actress:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sólo Cine: Rojas, Raquel". cinematerapia.blogspot.de. Retrieved 2016-11-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "26 Jun 1946, 16 - Sioux City Journal at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  3. ^ "13 Jul 1943, Page 5 - The Circleville Herald at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  4. ^ "13 Mar 1921, 42 - New York Herald at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  5. ^ a b "1 Jul 1943, Page 13 - The Cumberland News at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  6. ^ "2 Mar 1938, Page 10 - Detroit Free Press at Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.

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