Elena Verdugo
Date of Birth
Apr 20, 1926
Birth Place:
Hollywood, CA


"I started at 20th Century-Fox in 1902," was Elena Verdugo's flippant response to an interviewer who had the poor taste to ask her age. In truth, Verdugo descended from a Spanish family that had settled in California in 1776, made her first movie appearance as a dancer in Fox's 1940 musical Down Argentine Way after studying Latin-style terpsichore from the age of three. Educated by studio tutors,...