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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 20, 1993|
|Born:||August 12, 1911||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||Mexico||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Worked as a song-and-dance man in shows staged in tents in Jalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico
Made feature film debut in a small role in "No Te Enganes Corazon/Don't Deceive Yourself, My Heart"
First starring role, "Ahi Esta el Detalle/There Is the Detail"
Performed in three comedy shorts to take advantage of his new fame: "Cantinflas y Su Prima", "Cantinflas Boxeador" and "Cantinflas Ruletero"
Founded his own production company, Posa Films
First worked with director Miguel M. Delgado on "El Gendarme Desconocido"
Made approximately one film a year with Delgado
English-language film debut, "Around the World in 80 Days"
Starred in the lavish, all-star English-language comedy, "Pepe"
Returned to Mexico after failure of "Pepe"
In the early 1970s, signed with Televicine, the feature production branch of Televisa, a major Mexican TV conglomerate, to make and distribute his films
"The Adventures of Cantinflas", a series of cartoons, produced by Televicine
Last film, "El Barrendero" (date approximate)
Became involved in philanthropic causes, especially those benefitting children
Recorded an album of children's songs
Taken to court in the late 1980s by an American woman who lived in Houston and had a longtime relationship with Cantinflas after his wife died; sued for alimony; Cantinflas lost case
Met with President Carlos Salinas de Gortari of Mexico; announcement made of a national tribute to Cantinflas in December
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