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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Flower of San Antonio Dies

The City mourns the loss of Rosita Fernandez, a much beloved entertainer and expert mariachi balladeer, who passed away last night at the age of 88.

"Rosita Fernández was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, while her father, a captain in the Mexican Army, was riding in pursuit of Pancho Villa in 1916. While Rosita was still a child, her family moved to San Antonio, where her maternal uncles earned their living as the Trio San Miguel. Young Rosita was recruited to sing with her uncles, and in 1932 won a radio singing contest which launched a long career in radio, and from 1949, in television too. Rosita made four motion pictures and many sound recordings, but she was perhaps best known in San Antonio for the 26 seasons she spent as star performer of the summer-long Fiesta Noche del Rio in that city."

She was great lady who could fill up a room. She will be sorely missed.


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