Pedro Infante Forever
On April 15, 1957, 57 years ago today, Mexican film star and singer Pedro Infante died tragically in plane crash in Mérida, Yucatán. He was 39.
Born José Pedro Infante Cruz on November 18, 1917 in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Infante began his career as an performer in 1939. He would go on to star in 62 movies, and record about 350 songs.
Infante is best known his role as Pepe el Toro and Tizoc, for which he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.
Known as the “Idol of Mexico,” Infante continues to bring joy to millions of Mexicans and others around the world for whom his films and songs are timeless.
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