Juanita Reina

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Juana Reina Castrillo, Juanita Reina, alias La Reina de la Copla (Copla Queen) (Seville, August 25, 1925-Seville, March 19, 1999) was a Spanish actress and copla singer. She was born in the Sevillian block, la Macarena, Seville and studied in Enrique el Cojo's academy. She became popular thanks to songs by famous copla songwriters like León or Quiroga and she debuted in movies with La blanca Paloma (White Pigeon) (1941). On June 15, 1964, she married the flamenco dancer Federico Casado Algrenti, and she later inaugurated a restaurant in Madrid and a dancing academy in Seville. She died from a respiratory insufficience and she is buried in the cemetery San Fernando in Seville.