Cranz, Emily

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Cranz, Emily Gender: F
Emma Cruz Cranz Amillano
born on 21 September 1940 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Tucson, Arizona, 32n13, 110w56
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°33' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°55 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 16°05'

Emily Cranz (1962 Orfeon Records Publicity Photo)


American-born Mexican entertainer who appeared from 1963 to 1970 in Mexican movies, television variety shows, and telenovelas (soap operas), where, in addition to acting, she would frequently sing or dance. She considered herself to be a "vedette" (a showgirl), rather than a serious actress.

She began her career as a Mexican recording artist in 1961 on the Peerless label, backed up by Los Boppers, singing "Ahora o Nunca" and on the flip-side "Papa Loves Mambo" on a 45 rpm single. Later, she recorded various singles and albums in Spanish on various labels, and, most notably, an English album (backed by the Mariachi Guadalajara) called Speak to Me.

One of her more popular appearances was in 1966, when she co-starred with Gaspar Henaine as Capulina in La cigüeña distraída (1966), a comedy film directed by Emilio Gómez Muriel.

She also accompanied show troupes and performed in different cities. In 1962, she was a member of a Mexico City troupe—complete with recording artists, dancers, and mariachis—that headlined the annual Fiesta de Mayo celebration in her home town of Tucson.

In 1970, she appeared on U.S. television in the Bob Hope Comedy Special, which was set in Acapulco during the Mexico International Film Festival.

The Emily Cranz foundation in Houston, Texas honored legendary Mexican comedian Mario Moreno "Cantinflas" with its 1992 Gracias Award for his work on behalf of children. The charity benefit raised money to aid children living in crisis environments.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Wikipedia has 1942 in error.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (Vedette)