- Silvia Legrand
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February 23 1927
Villa Cañás, Santa Fe, ARG
yearsactive = 1940 - 1972
birthname = Rosa Aurelia Martínez Suárez
Rosa Aurelia Martínez Suárez better known as Silvia Legrand or Goldie ( born
February 23 1927), is a retired Argentine film actress.
She is the twin sister of actress
Mirtha Legrand, with whom she debuted and co-starred in a number of films and sister of director José A. Martínez Suárez. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0499482/ Silvia Legrand] at the Internet Movie Database.] She starred in some 20 films between 1940 and 1972.
Legrand was born in
Villa Cañás, a town in the province of Santa Fe located some 200 km from the provincial capital, Rosario. Her parents were both Spanish immigrants, her father the owner of a bookstore and her mother a schoolteacher. In 1934 her parents separated. Her mother relocated to Rosario to ensure a better education for her three children, while her father remained in Villa Cañás. In Rosario, with her twin sister Mirtha Legrandshe took basic courses at the Municipal Theater. After the death of their father in 1936, the family relocated permanently to Buenos Aires, to the barrio of La Paternal. There they lived in poverty, mitigated by sporadic employment, until in 1939 the sisters were offered small roles in a film starring Niní Marshallwhich would be released in 1940 under the title "Hay que educar a Niní".
The Legrand sisters' next film together was "Novios para las muchachas" in 1941. Mirtha's first leading role came later that year in "Los martes, orquídeas". The same year her mother would be contacted by a well-known film industry figure, Ricardo Cerebello, who offered to represent the sisters. It was Cerebello who devised the stage names Mirtha and Silvia Legrand.
During the same period, Mirtha and Silvia hosted "El club de la amistad" for
In 1960 she appeared in the
Antonio Cunill Jr.film " Los Acusados".
Her last film was "
Juan Manuel de Rosas" in 1972 before she moved into television.
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