Rita Vidaurri

Actress, musician and businesswoman, Rita Vidaurri, also known as “La Calandria” was born in 1924 in San Antonio’s Westside and lived in el Callejón de Montezuma. Cantinflas, Mario Moreno, discovered her at the Teatro Nacional in San Antonio where she began singing and winning contests at the tender age of 14. She was very popular in the mid ’40s to late ’50s throughout México as well as in Central and South America. She even toured in Cuba with “La Reina Azucar” Celia Cruz, and the “queen of boleros” Olga Guillot. Now in her late 80s, Rita Vidaurri continues to sing con pasión y fuerza alongside her compañeras, Las Tesoros de San Antonio.