Ana Diosdado (2028 words)

Patricia O’Connor (University of Cincinnati)
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Ana Diosdado (1938-2015) was born in Buenos Aires, the city in which her Spanish actor parents, Enrique Diosdado and Isabel Gisbert, remained after performing there as the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) erupted. Because her parents divorced when Ana was a baby and her mother died shortly thereafter, she was reared by her father and his second wife, Amelia de la Torre, both of whom were stellar performers in the company of Margarita Xirgu, Lorca’s preferred actress and Ana’s godmother. Not surprisingly, Ana started acting early, making her stage debut at age five in Lorca’s Mariana Pineda. She also wrote stories as a child, well before returning in 1950 with her family to Spain where she continued the narratives …

Citation: O’Connor, Patricia. "Ana Diosdado". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 April 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14073, accessed 24 October 2021.]

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