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SHE DEBUTED IN THE TRAPEZE IN UNITED STATES AND SHE WAS KNOWN AS “PINITO DEL ORO”

María Cristina del Pino Segura, known by the stage name of Pinito del Oro, passed away in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), at the age of 86. Of circus family, she was known like “Pinito del Oro” although she debuted like “The Shirley Temple of the trapeze” and she was part of the cast in the film The greater show on Eath.

Sources close to the family confirmed on Thursday the news of the death of the Spanish trapeze artist, who debuted in New York in 1950 with the American circus Ringling Bross, making a nine-year tour in the United States.

The trapeze artist “Pinito del Oro” (1931-2017) was a native from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, she was born on 6 November and belonged to a circus family.

Although his father had a family circus where his eleven brothers worked, “Pinito del Oro” came to the trapeze because of his tenacity and willpower, after making his twelve years as a tightrope walker.

In the world of the circus, she started with the artistic nickname of “The Shirley Temple of the trapeze“, that changed by the jokes of her brothers.

Given that there was a famous trapeze artist called “La Rita de Plata”, Cristina’s father decided to call her “Pinito de Oro” and she conquered fame with this name.

After her presentation in New York, the risk of his exercises caught the attention worldwide and Cecil B. de Mille hired her for his film The greater show on Eath.

In 1961, after suffering several accidents, retired of the trapeze, but in 1968 she reappeared in Madrid with Circus Price.

“Pinito del Oro” received numerous distinctions and definitively retired from the trapeze on April 17, 1970. (October 26, 2017, EFE/Practica Español)

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La noticia habla...
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de la reciente retirada de una artista de circo.
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de una artista de circo de Estados Unidos.
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de la muerte de una artista de circo.
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La familia de 'Pinito del Oro'...
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no tenía contacto con el mundo del circo.
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trabajaba en el circo.
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eran actores.
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En la noticia se dice que 'Pinito del Oro'...
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solo actuó en los circos de su país de origen.
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estuvo mucho tiempo actuando en Estados Unidos.
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apenas estuvo actuando en los circos de Estados Unidos.
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Según el texto, 'Pinito del Oro'...
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destacó por las muchas películas que realizó.
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no aparece en ningún filme.
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apareció en una película estadounidense.
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Esta artista no siempre tuvo el mismo nombre artístico.
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Falso.
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No se sabe.
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Verdadero.
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