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Raquel Welch was born on September 5, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo and his wife Sarah Mae (née Welch). She has two older sisters, Nelda Sue and Peggy Ann. Welch's father was a Peruvian engineer of Basque descent, while her mother was of English descent. As a result of her father's work, Welch family moved often during her childhood, living in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil before settling in California by the time she was eleven. Raquel Welch has died at the age of 82, 15th Feb 2023.
Raquel Welch career:
Raquel Welch career begin: 1963-1966: Welch initially intended to move to New York City from Dallas, but moved back to Los Angeles in 1963 and started applying for roles with film studios.
Raquel Welch International stardom: 1967–1979: Her first starring vehicle, the British Modesty Blaise-style spy film Fathom (1967), was filmed in Spain for 20th Century Fox. Second unit director Peter Medak said Welch "was at that time quite inexperienced, exactly like one of those American drum majorettes.
Raquel Welch Subsequent projects:1980-1986: In 1981 she starred on Broadway in Woman of the Year, receiving praise for following Lauren Bacall in the title role. The jury sided with Welch and she won a $10.8 million verdict against MGM in 1986.
Raquel Welch Started Television Drama:1988-1997: She also starred in the television films Scandal in a Small Town (1988), Trouble in Paradise (1989), and Torch Song (1993). In 1997, Welch starred on Broadway in Victor/Victoria, following Julie Andrews and Liza Minnelli in the title role.
Raquel Welch Death: 2023: Welch died on February 15, 2023, at her home in Los Angeles, following a brief illness. She was 82.
Raquel Welch Awards:
1974, 1987 Welch won a Golden Globe Award | 1994, Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame| 2001, Imagen Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award | 2012, the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Unknown Facts AboutRaquel Welch:
Raquel Welch married for 4 times James Welch (m. 1959; div. 1964), Patrick Curtis (m. 1967; div. 1972), André Weinfeld (m. 1980; div. 1990), Richard Palmer (m. 1999; div. 2004).
Before hitting the big time, Welch worked as a cocktail waitress and weather forecaster before eventually landing a one-woman musical act in Las Vegas.
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