María Enriqueta

Enriqueta García Escoto[1] (c. 1922 – 16 January 1996), known as María Enriqueta, was a Mexican bolero singer. Her dark complexion and great physical beauty earned her the nickname "La Venus Morena"[2] (The Swarthy Venus [de Milo]).

María Enriqueta
Birth nameEnriqueta García Escoto
Bornc. 1922
Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Died16 January 1996 (aged 74)
Mexico City, Mexico
GenresBolero
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Labels
Associated actsTrío Frenesí

She was born circa 1922 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico.[1] Her father, Estanislao García Espinoza, was a founding director of the marching band of the Mexican Navy.[3] Her mother's name was Ángela Escoto.[1]

She was most famous in the 1950s when she achieved popularity as a radio performer and was one of RCA Victor Records' best-selling Mexican artists.[3] She also recorded for Musart Records.[4]

The noted orchestra conductor Eleazar Martínez was the father of her daughter, Cecilia Martínez García.[3] María Enriqueta lived in Coyoacán with her husband, Roberto Monter Carpio.[1] She died of pneumonia at the age of 74 on 16 January 1996 in Tlalpan, Mexico City.[1] Her remains were cremated at the Panteón Español in Mexico City.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f ""México, Distrito Federal, Registro Civil, 1832-2005," database with images, FamilySearch, Enriqueta Garcia Escoto, 16 Jan 1996; citing Death, Alvaro Obregón, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Archivo de Registro Civil de Distrito Federal (Distrito Federal Civil Registry Archives); FHL microfilm 2,244,985". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ Restrepo Duque, Hernán (1992). Lo que cuentan los boleros: la historia de 100 hermosos boleros, de sus compositores y de sus mejóres intérpretes. Centro Editorial de Estudios Musicales. p. 56. Retrieved 23 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c Martínez Frausto, Ernesto. "Programa 06 septiembre 2013. "La Venus Morena"". Hasta que el Cuerpo Aguante Radio (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Hilos de Plata". iTunes. Retrieved 23 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)