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Antonio Aguilar Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 17 May 1919Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico
Date of Death 19 June 2007Mexico City, Mexico  (pneumonia)
Birth NameJosé Pascual Antonio Aguilar Márquez Barraza
Nickname El Charro de Mexico

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, to Jesús Aguilar y Aguilar and Ángela Márquez Barraza Valle, Antonio Aguilar is one of the most iconic actor-singers of Mexican cinema. He began his singing career in the 1940's and then debuted in national Mexican cinema in 1952, during its Golden era. Later in his acting career, Aguilar was noted for his brilliant portrayals of revolutionary and folk-song heroes in historical films. He won the "Premio ACE" Award for Best Actor for his performance in Zapata (1970). Aguilar married frequent co-star Flor Silvestre in 1959.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: V.Q.C.

Spouse (2)

Flor Silvestre (29 October 1959 - 19 June 2007) (his death) (2 children)
Otilia Larrañaga (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Father of two sons with Flor Silvestre: Antonio Aguilar hijo and Pepe Aguilar.
Had six siblings: Jose Roque Barraza, Salvador Barraza, Guadalupe Barraza, Luis Tomas Barraza, Mariano Barraza and Josefina Barraza.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 7, 2000.
Has the distinction of portraying both revolutionary leaders Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata in Mexican cinema.
His first film co-starring his second wife, Flor Silvestre, was La huella del chacal (1956). This was an installment in the Western film series "Mauricio Rosales 'El Rayo'". Both also co-starred in the series' last official installment, Los muertos no hablan (1958), and a subsequent revival, Sabor a sangre (1980).
Uncle of Guadalupe Pineda. Pineda's mother, Josefina, is Aguilar's sister.
Brother-in-law of La Prieta Linda.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on his early days as an entertainer] There were many hungry days. God bless those hungry days. They teach you a lot.
[to the Hollywood studio that offered him a role in a movie] You have one formula. A hero. A dame. An Indian and a bad Mexican. The hero has to kill the Indian and the bad Mexican to win the girl. No wonder your pictures do not make money. You cannot hurt the feelings of 350,000,000 Latins. You came to me. I didn't come to you. I have my terms.
From the seminary, I went to live with an uncle. He decided we needed an airplane pilot in the family business. I came to the United States to study aviation, and later went to Mount Union college. I got a scholarship to study singing under Deanna Durbin's former coach in Hollywood. My uncle wired that I was fired from the family business because it had no room for clowns.
[1969] I have been in 103 Mexican movies. Hollywood came after me. I dictated my terms because I had confidence.

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