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Esperanza Baur

Actor from Mexico

Esperanza Baur Díaz (c. 1924 – March 11, 1961) was a Mexican actress, and was the second wife of John Wayne. Born Esperanza Díaz Ceballos, nicknamed "Chata", she appeared in a small number of Spanish language films, both in leading and supporting roles. Esperanza met John Wayne in 1941 in Mexico City while he was vacationing there. At the time, he was still married to his first wife, Josephine Alicia Saenz but that marriage ended December 25, 1945. Esperanza and John were married on January 17, 1946, in Long Beach, California. Their marriage was rocky and volatile from the start because she was reportedly jealous of his devotion to his work and to his four children; they had no children of their own. "Our marriage was like shaking two volatile chemicals in a jar," Wayne said. Esperanza accused Wayne of having an affair with Gail Russell, his leading lady in Angel and the Badman, which he denied. There were charges and counter-charges of unfaithfulness, drunken violence, emotional cruelty, and "clobbering." Wayne described his wife as a "drunken partygoer who would fall down and then accuse him of pushing her." Esperanza was accused of having an affair with hotel heir Nicky Hilton  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Chata,Esperanza Díaz Ceballos,Esperanza Baur Díaz
Date of birth
1924
Place of birth
Mexico City
Nationality
Mexico
Spouse(s)
John Wayne
Profession
Actor

Death

Date of death
1961-03-11
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Mexico City

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