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Overview (3)

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  (natural causes)
Nickname Pepino

Mini Bio (1)

Tony Martinez was born on January 27, 1920 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was an actor, known for Rock Around the Clock (1956), The Naked Dawn (1955) and Cabarlo (1987). He was previously married to Myra, Josephine Madero and Beatrice Limon. He died on September 16, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Family (1)

Spouse Myra (c. 1981 - 16 September 2002)  (his death)  (5 children)
Josephine Madero (25 April 1963 - ?)
Beatrice Limon (15 November 1957 - ?)

Trivia (8)

Bandleader turned actor
Played Sancho Panza in 2245 performances of Man of La Mancha
Formed his own small band in New York in the 1940s: Tony Martinez and His Mambo - USA.
His vanity license plate was "PEPINO", his character on "The Real McCoys" TV series.
Children: David, Renee, Christian, Lessette, Kimra.
Played five musical instruments.
Was executive director of the Institute of Motion Pictures, the government film commission in Puerto Rico, in the early 1980s.
He was playing at a Hollywood club when he was discovered by the writing and producing team of Irving and Norman Pincus, who were looking for someone to play Pepino.

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