Alfred Hitchcock admired beloved actress of the Cine de Oro who committed suicide for her sexual orientation

East April 29 It was 42 years since the death of the Hollywood director, Alfred Hitchcock, who is remembered for suspense and thriller films like ‘Psycho’, ‘The Birds’ and ‘Frenzy’, to mention some of the almost 70 tapes he made during his career. As part of this event, fans recalled that the filmmaker worked with a Cine de Oro actress who allegedly committed suicide because of her sexual orientation.

Josefina Yolanda Pellicer Lopez de Llergobetter known in the artistic world as Pineapple Pellicer, She was an actress who not only performed on the big screen, but also worked in the theater, which was her great passion. Thanks to her interpretive ability, the Mexican diva managed to work in the United States, along with great figures such as Marlon Brando and of course the ‘Master of suspense’.

According to the author Reynol Perez Vazquez, pincher She was an actress admired by the intellectuals of the time, including the American filmmaker, with whom she worked on the series ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in the chapter ‘The Life Work of Juan Diaz‘, which is within the ‘10 best episodes’.

Pina Pellicer starred in ‘The Life Work of Juan Díaz’ Photo: Special

“For him she was an actress in every sense of the word. Land was on the phone from Hollywood to greet her or request all her services. inclusive, Pina was in the suspense wizard’s plans for future movies“, Pérez Vázquez wrote in a newspaper note from 1964.

The suicide of Pina Pellicer

December 4, 1964, Pina committed suicide in her apartment, located in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, however, his body was found six days later by his representative Lonka Becker and your friend Solomon Leiter Lunbekaitewho was the one who received a letter in which the 30-year-old actress announced her decision to kill himself with some pills.

“Dear Chalo: I know you will perfectly understand my tiredness; I have no strength… Perhaps he would never have come to total disillusionment; I believe in human beings I believe above all in those who love me and I’m sorry for letting them down, but I can’t take it anymore. Pina “wrote the actress in her last message.

After his death, several rumors were unleashed about what would have been the reason for taking this drastic decision, among them the one that affirmed that Pellicer had a constant fight with his sexual orientation, because at that time the country was very conservative, so he never spoke about it. Also, there are those who affirmed that he ended his life due to depression and for not getting the actor’s love. Marlon Brando.

Pina Pellicer: from Golden Cinema to Hollywood

The actress was born in Mexico City, April 3, 1934, his parents were César Pellicer Sánchez Mármol and Pilar López de Llergo, who had seven other children, including sculpture Ana and also the actress Pilar Pellicer, who married the same man.

Pina Pellicer took her own life at the age of 30 Photo: Special

After studying dance at the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) and theater at the UNAM Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, the actress debuted in 1950 in ‘La liga de las mujeres’, but it was ‘Macarius‘ of 1960, the film that gave him international fame. A year later she appeared in the Hollywood film ‘One-Eyed Jacks‘, beside Marlon Brando.

Pina Pellicer He was in productions in Mexico and the United States such as ‘Rogelia’, ‘Days of Autumn’, ‘The Fugitive’, ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Hour’, ‘The Lady of Hearts’ and the last ‘The Sinner’, a film in which was also Ramon Valdeswho would later be known as ‘Don Ramón’ from ‘El Chavo del 8’.


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