Though she made her first film in 1917, Mexican actress Sara Garcia's most active cinematic years were 1936 through 1957. In the early '40s, she starred in a popular series of family comedy-dramas, cast as Grandma Luisa Garcia. She played so many warm, matriarchal roles that she earned the affectionate soubriquet "The Grandmother of the Mexican Cinema." Retiring at the age of 65, Sara Garcia lived to be 85.
by Hal Erickson biography