José Pedro Infante Cruz (November 18, 1917 - April 15, 1957), better known as Pedro Infante, is perhaps the most famous actor and singer of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema and idol of the Mexican people, together with Jorge Negrete and Javier Solís. He was born on November 18, 1917 at Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. He was raised as a child in Guamúchil. He died on April 15, 1957 at Mérida, Yucatán, during a flight that he piloted himself to Mexico City.
Starting in 1939 he appeared in more than 60 films, and since 1943 he recorded about 350 songs. Thanks to his performance in the movie "Tizoc", he was awarded the Silver Bear of the Berlin International Film Festival for Best Actor and the Golden Globe at Hollywood, for the Best Actor in a Leading Role, awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at Hollywood.
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