Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron Characters

Nicholas Fraser
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Evita Duarte Peron

Evita, the focus of the book, lived from 1919 to 1952, dying of uterine cancer when she was merely thirty-three years old. She served as Head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Argentina from 1946 to 1952 and Head of the Ministry of Health of Argentina over the same time. From 1947 to 1952, she was president of the Female Peronist Party and from 1948 to 1952, she was President of the Maria Eva Duarte de Peron Foundation. During all of this time she was the first lady of Argentina.

However, Evita's beginnings were fairly ordinary, having been born an illegitimate child of Juan Duarte to his mistress, Doña Juana in the city of Los Toldos. Evita lived a simple childhood in Junín, Argentina. But as a young woman, she was an aspiring actress who worked her way to Buenos Aires when she was fifteen. She had a variety...

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