La Paloma (TV series)

La Paloma (English title: The Dove) is a Mexican telenovela produced by José Rendón for Televisa in 1995.[1] Gerardo Hemmer and Maite Embil starred as protagonists. The telenovela was cancelled abruptly due to the death of its protagonist Gerardo Hemmer. It was supposed to go on after his death, however, after filming a couple more scenes, Televisa had decided to just cancel the novel altogether. It is, to date the only telenovela from Televisa that has suddenly gone off air, leaving it unfinished at just 50 episodes.

La Paloma
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Created by
Written byMartha Carrillo
Story by
  • José Rendón
  • Ximena Suárez
Directed byLuis Vélez
Creative directorCarlos Trejo
Music byJorge Avendaño
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes50
Executive producerJosé Rendón
ProducerRoberto Hernández Vázquez
Production locationsMexico City, Mexico
  • Felipe López
  • Otoniel Ramírez
EditorGabriela Múzquiz
Running time60 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Original releaseAugust 14 (1995-08-14) –
October 20, 1995 (1995-10-20)
Followed byRetrato de familia


Ramiro López Yergo owns a funeral home, and controls with an iron fist to his wife Teresa and three children. Although it appears to be of high moral character Ramiro has a lover, Lilia, and it is a corrupt and greedy man.


  • Gerardo Hemmer as Rafael Estrada Fuentes
  • Maite Embil as Emilia López-Yergo Montenegro
  • Manuel Ojeda as Ramiro López-Yergo Aguilar
  • Arsenio Campos as Luis Alarcón
  • Yolanda Ventura as Lilia Rivero
  • Arath de la Torre as Paco Rivero
  • Joaquín Cordero as Gilberto Bernal
  • Delia Casanova as Elsa
  • Isaura Espinoza as Teresa Montenegro Tovar de López-Yergo
  • José María Yazpik as Ángel
  • Adriana Barraza as Mother Clara
  • Carolina Valsaña as Marcela
  • Martha Mariana Castro as Lorena
  • Marina Marín as Lucía
  • Antonio Miguel as Don Mario
  • Hernán Mendoza as Leonardo
  • Sergio Sánchez as Montaño
  • Lupita Lara as Toña
  • Óscar Flores as Neto
  • Samuel Loo as Enrique
  • Alejandra Morales as Alicia
  • Dalilah Polanco as Armida
  • Alisa Vélez as Pilar López Yergo
  • Fidel Garriga as Pedro
  • Lourdes Villarreal as Rosa
  • Abraham Ramos
  • Fernando Luján
  • Israel Jaitovich
  • Fabián Corres
  • Cuca Dublán
  • Raúl Askenazi
  • Gabriel Galván


Year Award Category Nominee Result
1996 14th TVyNovelas Awards Best Female Revelation Maite Embil Nominated
Launching Female


  1. ^ "La Paloma" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

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