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Pedro Armendariz

  • Birth 9 May 1912 Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Death 18 Jun 1963 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Memorial ID 18629693

Actor. Born in Churubusco, a suburb of Mexico City, and raised in Texas, he studied at California Polytechnic State University where he graduated with an engineering degree. He began his acting career at the stage in Mexico City, entering films there in 1935. During the next years he made 42 Spanish-language films, among them "Maria Candelaria" (1943) and "La Perla" (1947), becoming one of Mexico`s top film stars. His first American film was "The Fugitive" for RKO in 1947. Since then he costarred in more than 80 films in Hollywood, England, France, Germany and Italy. Credits include "Fort Apache" (1948), "Three Godfathers", "We Were Strangers" (1949), "El Bruto" (1952), "The Littlest Outlaw" (1955), "The Conqueror" (1956), "La Cucaracha" (1958) and "The Wonderful Country" (1959). When Armendariz was taken ill while filming the second James Bond film "From Russia With Love" his scenes were rushed through so he could return to L.A. for treatment and he entered UCLA Medical Center. Learning he had terminal cancer he killed himself there with a gunshot. Cremated at Chapel of the Pines Crematory, his ashes were sent to Mexico City for burial.

Bio by: Fritz Tauber

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  • Originally Created by: Fritz Tauber
  • Added: 26 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18629693
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pedro Armendariz (9 May 1912–18 Jun 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18629693, citing Panteón Jardín, Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico ; Maintained by Find A Grave .