Sarah Rebecca Kelly
GABRIEL is based on an unmarried teenage couple who sailed to America from Mexico to give their unborn baby a richer life. Tony Valdez and Maria Angelina Delgado would have been street children of the early 1900s. They were the star entertainers of Magdalina's Cantina,owned by Magdalina Chavez,an affectionate, dominating woman.She would have forced Maria to have an abortion. They had to escape.