Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno-Reyes

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Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes

Also Known As: "Reyes"
Birthplace: Cotija de la Paz, Michoacán, Mexico
Death: April 20, 1993 (81)
Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico (Lung Cancer)
Immediate Family:

Son of Pedro Esquivel Moreno and Maria Moreno-Guizar (Reyes) de la Soledad
Husband of Private and Valentina Ivanova Moreno
Father of Mario Arturo Moreno-Ivanova

Occupation: Comic film actor
Managed by: Monica Saia
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About Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno-Reyes

Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno-Reyes, known casually as Mario Moreno, and known professionally as Cantinflas (12 August 1911 – 20 April 1993), was a Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter and an iconic figure in Mexico and Latin America. He often portrayed impoverished campesinos or a peasant of pelado origin. The character came to be associated with the national identity of Mexico, and allowed Cantinflas to establish a long, successful film career that included a foray into Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin once commented that he was the best comedian alive, and Moreno has been referred to as the "Charlie Chaplin of Mexico". To audiences in the United States, he is best remembered as co-starring with David Niven in the Academy Award winner for Best Picture film Around the World in 80 Days, for which Moreno won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

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Mario "Cantinflas" Moreno-Reyes's Timeline

August 12, 1911
Cotija de la Paz, Michoacán, Mexico
April 20, 1993
Age 81
Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico