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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 ...
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1927:
Worked as a song-and-dance man in shows staged in tents in Jalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico
1936:
Made feature film debut in a small role in "No Te Enganes Corazon/Don't Deceive Yourself, My Heart"
1940:
First starring role, "Ahi Esta el Detalle/There Is the Detail"
1940:
Performed in three comedy shorts to take advantage of his new fame: "Cantinflas y Su Prima", "Cantinflas Boxeador" and "Cantinflas Ruletero"
1941:
Founded his own production company, Posa Films
1941:
First worked with director Miguel M. Delgado on "El Gendarme Desconocido"
1942:
Made approximately one film a year with Delgado
1956:
English-language film debut, "Around the World in 80 Days"
1960:
Starred in the lavish, all-star English-language comedy, "Pepe"
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Returned to Mexico after failure of "Pepe"
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In the early 1970s, signed with Televicine, the feature production branch of Televisa, a major Mexican TV conglomerate, to make and distribute his films
1972:
"The Adventures of Cantinflas", a series of cartoons, produced by Televicine
1979:
Last film, "El Barrendero" (date approximate)
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Became involved in philanthropic causes, especially those benefitting children
1984:
Recorded an album of children's songs
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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
1992:
Met with President Carlos Salinas de Gortari of Mexico; announcement made of a national tribute to Cantinflas in December

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