Mexican film actor

Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes (12 August 191120 Apryle 1993), wis a Mexican comic film actor kent as Cantinflas. He aften played poor peasants. He became associatit wi Mexico, an haed a lang, successful movie career, includin some time in Hollywood. Charlie Chaplin ance said that Moreno wis the best comedian alive, an Moreno haes been cried the "Charlie Chaplin o Mexico". Tae audiences in the Unitit States, he is best remembered as costarrin wi David Niven in Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

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Cantinflas in 1964
BornMario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes
12 August 1911(1911-08-12)
Mexico Ceety, Mexico
Dee'd20 Apryle 1993(1993-04-20) (aged 81)
Mexico Ceety, Mexico
Years active1937–82
Hauf-marrae(s)Valentina Ivanova (1936–66)

Moreno wis involvit in Mexico's labor politics an w, which were aften dangerous. Awtho he wis a poleetical conservative, his reputation as someane who spoke for the poor made him seem real, an became important in the early struggle against charrismo, the ane-pairty govrenment's practice o takkin ower unions.



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