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The old gringa…

18 July 2013

A bit of trivia for you.  Tongalele, who is largely responsible for popularizing Afro-Antillean culture in Mexico, is one of us.  A gringo (ok, a gringa, to be precise). She ought to be an inspiration to us all. 

The Spokane Washington native’s stage act in the late 1940s led to a career in films and television.    Although the octogenarian star is sticking to less strenuous appearances on things like chat shows these days, Yolanda Montez Farrington, well into her 60s put on a show to rival youngsters like 55 year old Madonna…  

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  1. buddenbooks permalink
    19 July 2013 7:49 am

    Great vintage!

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