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ABOUT MARIA

Maria Africa Gracia Vidal, born in Barahona, Dominican Republic on June 6, 1912. It was the 2nd of 10 children who from an early age showed a passion for acting forming with his brothers for the family plays. Being from Barahona, a town of Madera exporter at the time, Mary was surrounded by a foreign influence where as good self, learn English reading fashion magazines of the time. In the 1930s she married the Irish and banker William McFeeters Barahona who is moving from Puerto Rico to continue his duties with the First National City Bank. After 7 years of marriage, Mary decides to secede from New York McFeeters to pursue his dream of acting. The rest is history: Celebrations in the highest social circles in New York and meetings with top Hollywood studio executives who gave Mary the opportunity to test camera for Universal Studios. This is how Mary manages to move to Los Angeles and began a long career where he manages to make 26 movies in Hollywood. Later on, in Italy manages to make 3 and France 2. It is at this time that Maria Montez knows her 2nd husband, actor Jean Pierre Aumont with whom he fathered a daughter (Maria Christina Aumont).