Actress Katy Jurado was born on January 16, 1924 in Mexico City. Jurado had already established herself as an actress in Mexico in the 1940s when she came to Hollywood becoming a regular in Western films of the 1950s and 1960s. She worked with many Hollywood legends, including Gary Cooper in High Noon, Spencer Tracy in Broken Lance, and Marlon Brando. She made seventy one films during her career and became the first Latin American actress nominated for an Academy Award, as Best Supporting Actress for her work in 1954's Broken Lance, and was the first to win a Golden Globe. She had a torrid affair with the actor Marlon Brando, who at the time was also involved with actresses Movita Castaneda and Rita Moreno. Early in her film career, she claimed to have had an affair with John Wayne. Towards the end of her life, Jurado suffered from heart and lung ailments. She died from kidney failure and pulmonary disease on July 5, 2002 at her home in Mexico and was buried in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the Panteón de la Páz cemetery.