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(Mazatlan, Sinaloa, 1917 - Merida, Yucatan, 1957) Mexican singer and film actor. At an early age moved with his family to Guamuchil, where acquired notions of music and was in its early years apprenticed to Carpenter. He was also a member of a musical ensemble that acted in the town of Guasave.
Pedro Infante in you the rich (1948)
In 1939, a local radio, the XEB, station allowed Pedro Infante modestly started his career as a singer until, in 1943, he managed to record their first album, morning, whose relative success was the first of his brilliant career and meant that his name began to be known by the general public.
Performer specializing in the genre of "rancheras", Pedro Infante arrived to record more than three hundred songs which are still enjoying great popularity in all Latin America, his death in a plane crash happened in the vicinity of Mérida, Yucatán, in 1957, causing a pain and an astonishment similar to those surrounding the disappearance of the legendary Rudolph Valentino and Carlos Gardel.
Pedro Infante began his career of an actor in a role perfectly irrelevant, although linked, of course, the musical activity that was already beginning to make him famous: was hired to reinforce, in the film the fair of the flowers (1943), the voice of the actor Antonio Badú in the melody that gave title to production. Naturalness, realism and sympathy that bathed his work of actor accounted him immediate success, reason why it began to rain le tenders. Infante thus became, very soon, the gallant and favorite singer of the national cinema.
His portrayal of roles in which embodied characters of charro - field man, very skillful in the handling of the horse that wears a special suit composed of tight pants and jacket, accompanied by the characteristic top hat wide, sharp-, manly and womanizing, as well as its exemplary embodiment of the people humble, always simple but full of value, as well as noble and sentimental earned him acceptance of the general public, who turned it into the symbol par excellence of the Mexican culture.
The Jesusita in Chihuahuacomedy, produced in 1942, was a new revelation of the interpretive talent of Pedro Infante who, with naturalness and realism, embodied to Valentin terraces, brave scoundrel played life by women want that and that ends up crazy love.
On the reason for the fault, also of 1942, represented only once in his career the role of "gachupin" (derogatory nickname that Mexican Creoles applied since the 17TH century to the Spanish that it migrating and established in Mexico, and that, by its metropolitan status, enjoyed mercedes and charge that the Crown excluded a Creole; the nickname continued to use after the independence to refer to Spanish economic migrants on the other shore) Atlantic), with results that left much to be desired. 1943 is shooting above women, perfectly obviable light comedy.
In the same year 1943, because as the protagonist and a true cinematic Marathon, intervened in other four films: when the heart speaks, The machine gun, Mexican to the cry of war, also titled History of the national anthem (Patriotic drama that had to overcome certain difficulties to be displayed) and live my misfortune, comedy station-wagon that revolves around a concoction called "Game" capable of transforming the shy infant into a bully shameless, and seems a recognition of the cathartic role attributed to alcohol in much of true Mexican cinema productions.
Pedro Infante in you the rich (1948)
One of his most representative creations is his performance in star scandal (1944), comedy cartoon, chaotic and dislocated, in which there are bloody parodies of the world of Hollywood whose star, among others the famous actress Verónica Lake, serve white to the taunts of the writers, perhaps in a sort of unconscious revenge by treating the Mecca of the film reserved Mexican and so many times, actors. As a curious fact should be noted that celebrated "gag" of reading a very long text, by the own Infante, was copied sixteen years later by the great comedian Jerry Lewis in Cinderello (once upon a time an ashen), of Frank Tashlin.
The biography of Pedro Infante can summarize thereafter in an uninterrupted series of films already as absolute protagonist, which were created for the unique personal brilliance of Pedro Infante and placed at the service of his musical talent. It is worth mentioning, albeit only indicatively, cry when the brave (1945), whose title seems a summary of his archetypal character; Soy charro de Rancho Grande and we the poor, both released in 1947, and the Infante renews its interpretation of the iconic Mexican character; The three huastecos and you the rich, both of 1948; The Gavilán pollero (1950).
In 1951, following with their infernal pace of work, played full steam, there comes Martín Corona and the lover, which was followed, in 1952, two types of care and Pepe the bull; two more films: School of vagabonds and the thousand loves, in 1954; The innocent, in 1955, and Tizoc and Escuela de rateros, in 1956. That same year, 1956, won the Ariel award to the best male performance by drama (one of the few who played in his fleeting but intense career) life is worthless. After his death, was awarded his participation in Tizoc the silver bear of the Festival of Berlin (1957) and the Golden Globe of Hollywood (1958).