About Lillian Reyes Mayorga (Molieri)
Lupe Reyes Mayorga immigrated to the United States and became an American citizen in 1925. She married her Bronx, New York husband classical guitarist Franciso Mayorga the same year. During the period from 1938 to 1957 she appeared in over thirty-one movies and television shows including 'People Are Funny, Forever Amber, Anna And The King Of Siam' to name just a few. In the 1940s, she and her husband settled into the quiet country life of Madera, California where she took a job as a welfare worker with the State of California to augment the family income. She continued to commute to Hollywood to make films but preferred the small town life. In the fall of 1944, she broke all racial taboos by adopting an eight year old caucasian boy who had been abandoned by his own mother. Her adopted son Bill Aken went on to become a Hall Of Fame guitarist, composer, and arranger. She continued in films until 1957 when she retired and in 1968 moved back to her beloved Mexico, where she passed away in 1982 in Guadalajara.