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Antonio Aguilar Barraza
Birth: May 17, 1919
Death: Jun. 19, 2007

Singer, Actor. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, he is considered the last of a generation of ranchera singers that included performers such as Pedro Infante, Jose Alfredo Jiménez and Jorge Negrete. He rose to the top of the Mexican country-music scene with a powerful voice and poignant lyrics, becoming one of the few Latino artists of his generation to fill Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York for six consecutive nights. Known sometimes as "El Charro de Mexico", recorded more than 150 albums and he composed classics of the ranchera genre like "Triste Recuerdo," "Gabino Barrera" and "Un Puño de Tierra." Aguilar studied singing and filmmaking for several years in Hollywood during the early 1940s, and when he returned to Mexico he made the transition to acting. He made his film debut in 1952, and his first starring role came in 1956 as the leading man in "Tierra de Hombres" ("Land of Men"). During the next five decades he appeared in more than 125 films, but he is particularly remembered for his roles in "The Undefeated" (1969) with John Wayne and "Emiliano Zapata" (1970). In 2000, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was cremated in Zacatecas, and his ashes were interred in his estate. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
Burial:
Aguilar Ranchero Grounds
Zacetecas
Zacatecas, Mexico
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Jun 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20005861
Antonio Aguilar Barraza
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