Spanish singer who sold more than forty million records before her untimely death from cancer.
She performed in a locally televised talent show, singing "La Sombra Vendo," which was noticed by a record executive.
Before making her record debut, she had to shorten her name from María de los Ángeles de las Heras Ortiz; Dúrcal was picked at random from a map.
Her parents nurtured her talents, but discouraged her from making a career of singing.
While touring the United States, she was invited to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show.