Cantinflas (Fortino Mario Moreno Reyes) b. August 12, 1911 d. April 20, 1993 Actor, Comedian. Known universally by the name "Cantinflas," Charlie Chaplin referred to him as the 'funniest man in the world.' He was the second of 15 brothers born to a poor family. In his youth he had to work as a shoemaker, cab driver, bull fighter and on occasions had to help his father, a mailman, deliver the mail. He began to study Medicine in order to please his family but promptly left it behind. He was in the military and a professional boxer before trying his hand as a dancer and...[Read More] (Bio by: Debbie) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: With ashes of his wife, Valentina Ivanova.
Capilla, Joaquin b. December 23, 1928 d. May 8, 2010 Olympic Athlete. Born Joaquin Capilla Pérez, he was Mexico's foremost diving athlete and top Olympic-medal recipient. In 1948, at the Olympic Games London, he won the bronze medal for platform diving at age 19 and a silver medal for platform at the 1952 Olympic Games Helsinki. At the 1956 Olympic Games Melbourne, Australia, he won a bronze medal for springboard diving and a gold medal for the platform. He also won four gold medals in the springboard and platform at the Pan American Games, in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
García, Sara b. September 8, 1895 d. November 21, 1980 Actress. She was born in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico. She become one of the most beloved actresses in Mexican cinema, and was best known as the Granny. She developed a prolific career on stage, cinema and television, appearing in over 200 films. Among others, she played in "Alma de Sacrificio" (1917), "Yo Soy tu Padre" (1927), "El Vuelo de la Muerte" (1933), "Marihuana" (1935), "Calumnia" (1939), "Ahí Está el Detalle" (1940), "Recordar es Vivir" (1940), "Las Tres Viudas de Papá" (1942), "Mamá Iné...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Grever, María b. August 16, 1885 d. December 15, 1951 Composer, Singer, Pianist. She was born (some sources say September 14, 1885) in León, Guanajuato, Mexico. She wrote her first song at the age of 4 and worked in United States. She wrote over 850 songs in her career. She is fondly remembered for songs such as "What a Difference a Day Makes," "Júrame," "Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado," "Te Quiero, Dijiste," "Bésame" and "Así." An operetta by Grever, entitled "Cantarito", was recently discovered. She died in New York. Her real name was María Joaquina...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Palma, Andrea b. April 16, 1903 d. November 11, 1987 Actress. She was born in Durango, Mexico. She began her career on stage. During a time in Hollywood with his cousin Ramón Novarro, she was the hatter of Marlene Dietrich and later, she worked there in several films. With the time, she become a diva of Mexican cinema. Among other films, she appeared in "La Mujer del Puerto" (1934), "El Señor Alcalde" (1938), "Bel Ami" (1947), "Tarzan and the Mermaids" (1948), "Pobre Corazón" (1950), "Mujeres Sin Mañana" (1951), "Mujeres que Trabajan" (1952), "...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: Family Crypt.
Rodriguez, Pedro b. January 18, 1940 d. July 11, 1971 Race Car Driver. This Mexican made 55 races in the Formula 1, and had two wins; in South Africa 1967 and 1970 in Belgium. He was also a successful sports car driver, and was predicted to develop into one of the sport´s greatest all-rounders. An Interseries Sportscar race ended his life at Norisring in Germany. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: Block J, plot 5
Rodriguez, Ricardo b. February 14, 1942 d. November 1, 1962 Auto Race Car Driver. Pedro Rodriguez´s younger brother, Ricardo amazed Formula One by qualifying his Ferrari 156 second for the 1961 Italian Grand Prix on his Formula One debut, he had only 19 years old. In 1962 he was full-time member of the Ferrari Team. He suffered a fatal accident while testing a Lotus 24 at the Mexican Grand Prix. (Bio by: 380W) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico Plot: Block J, Plot 5
Tuero, Emilio b. April 5, 1912 d. July 22, 1971 Actor, Singer. He was born Emilio Tuero Cubillas, in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. He triumphed in Mexican cinema as actor and singer. He was known as El Barítono de Argel. Among his films "El Inocente" (1930), "Juan Soldado" (1938), "Miente y Serás Feliz" (1940), "Cuando los Hijos se Van" (1941), "El Baisano Jalil" (1942), "El Que Tenga un Amor" (1942), "El Ángel Negro" (1942), "La Dama de las Camelias" (1942), "Vértigo" (1946), "María de la O" (1948), "La Dama del Alba" (1950), "Secretaria...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Panteón Español, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico