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Chris-Pin Martin

  • Birth 19 Nov 1893 Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
  • Death 27 Jun 1953 Montebello, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Avenue 25, Lot 46, Grave 12
  • Memorial ID 5322

Actor. Real name Ysabel Ponciana Chris-Pin Martin Paiz. Born in Tucson, Arizona of Mexican parents, he made his film debut in 1929. Wall-eyed and chubby, with a distinctive high-pitched voice, Martin provided comic relief in dozens of B westerns, notably as Cesar Romero's sidekick Pancho in the "Cisco Kid" films of the 1930s. He is also memorable as Chris in "Stagecoach" (1939) and as Gordito in "The Mark of Zorro" (1940). His other credits include "Billy the Kid" (1930), "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943), "The Fugitive" (1947), and "Mexican Hayride" (1948). Martin died of a heart attack at 59, while addressing a Moose Lodge meeting in Montebello, California.

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  • Added: 1 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5322
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chris-Pin Martin (19 Nov 1893–27 Jun 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5322, citing Los Angeles Odd Fellows Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .