Enriqueta Jiménez Chabolla, known as “La Prieta Linda” and one of the most important female figures in Mexican song; As well as one of the faces of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, he died at 88 years of age due to natural causes, according to his family (via).
The news was confirmed by various media such as the UNAM Film Library, which dedicated a message to him from his Twitter account. In turn, Televisa Espectáculos dismissed her with an audiovisual profile.
«Popularly known as ‘La Prieta Linda’, today we bid farewell to the actress and singer Enriqueta ‘Queta’ Jiménez. We send a big hug to your family and friends. Rest in peace”.
«Enriqueta ‘Queta’ Jiménez, better known as ‘La Prieta Linda’, passed away. The family of the singer and actress, from the time of Mexican cinema, confirmed that “La prieta linda” lost her life on Tuesday. Rest in peace”.
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The career of «La Prieta Linda»
«La Prieta Linda», whose real name was María Teresa Enriqueta Jiménez Chabolla, He was born on July 4, 1933 in Salamanca, Guanajuato. The actor was the younger sister of the also deceased singer and actress Wild flower (Guillermina Jiménez Chabolla), wife of Antonio Aguilar and mother of singer Pepe Aguilar.
After moving to Mexico City, Enriqueta Jiménez decided to follow in the footsteps of her sister Flor Silvestre, who had already established herself as one of the singers of Mexican music in our country. In this way «Queta» debuted at the age of 14 at the Mariscala Theater and later became the voice of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. It should be noted that the nickname “La Prieta Linda” was attributed to the actor and comedian Antonio Espino “Clavillazo”.
In 1950, La Prieta Linda accepted the invitation of her sister Flor Silvestre, an exclusive artist of Discos Columbia, to form the duet Las Flores and record rancheras for that label. “The awakened ones” and «I have it in my blood» with the Mariachi of Rubén Fuentes. In 1952, the singer recorded for the Columbia label her first solo hit entitled “Quiet cocoin”, with Mariachi Perla de Occidente.
With around 50 records recorded, “La Prieta Linda” continued to appear in music with several singles such as “Jealous”, «Love without measure», “I’m not getting married, compadre”, “You will cry, you will cry”, “A nail for my cross”, «The quihúbole», “The worst of roads”, “Desolation”, “A single fall”, “Look into my soul”, “Heart, come, come” and “I want a little kiss«.
On celluloid he debuted with The red rooster (1957), starring Miguel Aceves Mejía and Rosita Arenas. Then he participated in Bajo el cielo de México (1958) alongside Marga López and Aceves Mejía. He even shared credits with his brother-in-law Antonio Aguilar in The cheerful Aguilares (1967), Valentín de la Sierra (1968) and Valente Quintero (1973); In the latter, Flor Silvestre had a special participation, but Saby Kamalich and Sara García also performed.
His latest performances included The illegal poor (1982), O’ra is when green chili (1982) and It’s my life (1982), biographical film about Juan Gabriel and directed by Gonzalo Martínez Ortega.
It should be noted that Enriqueta Jiménez appeared as the first interpreter of Juan Gabriel with the theme «Night to night ». The friendship between the two singers was so close that, in fact, “Queta” pleaded for Juan Gabriel to get him out of the Lecumberri prison, where he was imprisoned for 18 months, unjustly accused of robbery (via).