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Mario Moreno "Cantinflas" | Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas' | Mario Moreno Cantinflas | Cantinflas' Mario Moreno | Mario Moreno | Mario Moreno Reyes
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[on what makes a successful comedian] Any comedian has to have the feeling inside. I never took any lessons, I just had the feeling.
There are two different stories about how Mario Moreno Reyes adopted his more familiar professional name. One story goes that he did not want to shame his family, who thought of show business as a less than respectable profession, and so changed his name. The other is that, at one of his first nightclub engagements, a heckler taunted him with, "En la cantina, inflas!" ("You get drunk in the bar ...
His comedy routine consisted of engaging in drawn-out, nonsensical chatter